Halfway There.

Jun 3, 2009

Seeing as how it's now June (can you believe how incredibly fast 2009 is going?!) I wanted to sum up my year so far. I realize this probably isn't remotely interesting to you, but it's mostly for myself... I know come December I won't be able to pinpoint specific events and which month they occured. This is my little reminder.
2009 thus far:
January - Could life get any better?? I'm working in an HR department for a company I really enjoy. I spend a week in Mexico with my family in celebration of my mom's 40th birthday. Sadly, at the end of the month I'm laid off from my job as a result of the economic recession. That's all fine and dandy though, because at the end of the month I fly to Vancouver for an interview with Emirates Airline. This has been a dream job of mine for about 4 years!
February - The first 2 steps of the interview process went well, and I head back to Vancouver yet again for step 3. I'm nervous and convinced that the rest of the applicants are better for the position, but to my shock and satisfaction, I make it through for a final interview. Only 13 of the 250 who went on day one made it this far... go team!! I try not to get too excited, but secretly I'm dreaming of Dubai for the next few weeks. Meanwhile, I'm still unemployed and feeling the effects of the economy. Absolutely no job opportunities.
March -I'm starting to get a little bit worried about the unemployment situation. This is made worse by the fact that I recieve an email from Emirates informing me that all hiring has been put on hold for a period of 6-9 months. I knew it was coming, but I'd been in denial. I'm miserable and broke. Finally I land a job at an insurance agency. Things might work out.
April- My camera breaks and I invest in my very first DSLR. A significant event, as I'm obessed with photos these days. I work, sleep, take pictures, and go to the gym. I start fitness classes and can confidently sport a bikini.
May - I fly to Ontario to celebrate my Great Grandma's 80th birthday. Oh how I've missed airplanes, it's been 3 whole months! My best friend Kevin turns 22... we party. May Long Weekend comes along... we party, while our campsite is covered in snow. I'm offered permanent employment at the insurance agency, and while it's a far cry from aviation, I'm relieved to have a job, and a good one at that.
June - It's only day 3, but I've managed to find myself a boy who puts up with my insanity and general lack of common sense. It's nice to kiss somebody after such a long break from the dating game. June may just shape up to be amazing.


Clint said...

You seem very "worldly" when it comes to getting a job. Australia, Mexico, Dubai?

I've never worked a job further than 25 miles from my house.

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