Monday, 1 November 2010

Future jobs and other considerations

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted a blog and yet I haven't exactly lacked time. Most days at work are quite slow so I have plenty of time to do other things than to blog. However I guess I don't just want to rant about meaningless nonsence. Not that I really have that much to say today but that nagging inner voice kept telling me I should write something so I thought I'd better listen.

November 1st today and it's a fairly nice autumn day outside but I'm stuck here at work with not enough to do to fill my day, at least not in a meaningful way. But as this employment ends at New Years I spend some of the time looking for other jobs. Today I have applied for a job as a translator in Stockholm. I hope that I could get a chance to use both my Swedish and English skills for something worthwile.

Last week I applied for a customer service job in Ireland. This position is something I would really like and I'm hoping I will get far enough in the process to be called in for an interview. What they have advertised they are looking for more than one person but they require one Swedish and one Norwegian. I speak that as well if I have to but other than that I'm not too good with that language, lol.

Every week I read the quotes in my calenders and some I like and find to be so true while others I don't quite understand. This week I got:
Everyone wants to live long lives, but noone wants to be called old
To worry never makes tomorrow any easier, it just makes today more boring.
I think both of these says a lot. Esp the last one rings true for me lately as I have been worrying about the future although I'm trying to tell myself I don't have to. Instead of worrying I should work more actively to change things for the better. But as I don't like "should" that's where I have to start into making it "would" instead and everything would feel much easier.
The other statement you only have to look around you every day to see how true it is. We are constantly fed with TV, magazines etc giving us tips on how to stay young and live longer and we get to compare ourselves with celebrities who always look flawless of course. Reality is that most of the pictures of them out there are airbrushed and on TV they wear lots of makeup. I'm sure we all could look just as good with the same resources. Would be nice to have more acceptance out there for what people really look like.

I just got a reply about the translator job I applied for and it turns out it's not for employment at all but he's looking for partnership in his business. Think I will have to think about that for a while and come up with questions I need to ask before I give this man a call to discuss as I don't have finances to invest in a company. And I have to ask myself if I have what it takes to run a business. Hopefully I can find the answers I need in my meditation tonight.


  1. Very good quotes you've shared, Lena. For sure we need to appreciate wherever we are in our aging process and be proud of ourselves wherever we are in life.

    I wish you success in finding something before your current job comes to an end. As for the partnership, maybe he wants a working partner as opposed to an investment partner and maybe that would work out for you. Good luck!

  2. Just stoppin' by to say, Hi! And hoping all is well with you, Lena!

    Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!