Normally for New Year’s one can make resolutions; to better oneself, change up one’s routine, try something new, do something for the greater good, etc. And I had these plans… I wanted to do more charity knitting (and crocheting), do more charity type activities in general, go to places I haven’t been (local counts), practice my crocheting and/or spindle spinning, ya get the idea…
But life had other plans… As you all know I am an archaeologist which can be an unreliable field… . And according to Forbes, an Anthropology/Archaeology degree is the least valuable degree to get (beating out Philosophy!) Archaeology I believe is greatly affected by current politics and what projects will move forward that require our services. So what does this have to do with me specifically? I was laid off in January cause the company I was working for did not have enough projects to keep me employed. And I wasn’t the only one, other offices downsized as well and I know some of these people that were laid off and they are good workers but if there is no work there is no work…
I have been working for a different company as a seasonal field tech which means a lot of time away from home but I’m working in my field. I have been looking for a permanent job when I’m home and exploring other options for my career life. As I said life had other plans... it did knock me down but after some wallowing (a weekend), I pulled myself together, figured out my finances and went from there and so far I'm doing just fine. Could it be better? Probably. Am I going to get hung up by this? Nope.
As for those resolutions I was planning for? Well I have been doing charity stuffs – crocheted three snuggles for a local animal shelter; knitted a few preemie hats and plan on knitting more. And I’m sure there will be other charity items I will do…
I did add a resolution of not buying any yarn as part of my new budget (this doesn’t mean yarn isn’t coming in…) and really knitting from my stash. There are a plenty of projects for me to work on and I’ve already gotten quite a bit done… I have been practicing my crocheting – getting used to holding the yarn and getting the rhythm of it (see snuggles above).
|The Mojave Desert!|
|Awesome Arizona scenery|
Technically I have been to new places… (bonus of being an archaeologist), last November I worked in AZ and that was some stunning scenery I got to witness and currently been in new areas of the Mojave Desert.
I have checked out some local events here in Vegas that I haven’t done before, First Friday for example which was quite fun. And recently went to an Alpaca festival. And I’ve made new friends which is always a good thing.
|Alpacas look silly after they've been sheared|
Some other things have happened in my life but I'm not ready to discuss them in this forum yet so stay tuned!