The Ole’ College Try

So, today I put in an application for a job overseas… After a lot of thinking, and a lot of stress, I finished my introductory essay, updated and polished my resume, and sent in the application. I hope to get a call back soon. From what I’ve read, if they like what they’ve read, I […]

A Little Bit like Glitter

I’ve been working on an essay about myself, for a job application. It’s been slow going, but I’m trying to get it done as soon as I can. As I’ve said in my last post, it feels like my job status may be changing in the next few months, so I should probably work on […]

Choppy Seas

So much is constantly changing. It’s making me pretty dizzy, to be honest. One moment I think my world is one way, but the next it’s the complete opposite. Work, for example, has been all over the place. For the past few months, I’ve been assigned to one type of assignment, but no I find […]

Creating Waves

The last two weeks have certainly been an experience. I have been hesitant to speak of it before now, but things seem to be settling down somewhat. You see, my department at work has been going though some… restructuring. It has caused me to do some thinking (a lot of thinking, actually) about my future. […]

The Floating World of Ardsley

Ardsley train station is an odd one, seemingly floating in the middle of the Hudson River. The first time I saw it, I was reminded of a scene in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), where the main character rides a train on tracks that run through a river. There is one moment where the train […]

Waterplay

Today is a friend’s birthday. It’s been a long time since I last seen her (she returned to Japan in 2010), but I still think of her whenever this time of the year rolls around. For the past few years, I have seen her grow from a shy high school student to a confident young […]

The Blessed Weekend

Words cannot express how happy I am that the week is over. It’s Friday and I have 2 blissful days off to do with what I will. I think I might start my Christmas shopping. Or maybe I should visit the farmers market before they close for the winter? Visiting a cafe, with my laptop, […]

The Little Things

Things have been so busy at work that I’ve been trying to put aside some time each day to go for a walk or relax next to the river. This may be before work, during lunch, or after I get out. Regardless of what part of the day I take my ten-to-twenty, I make sure […]

Nippy

The weather’s really dropped recently. It’s even colder by the water, what with all the mist in the air. Highly unpleasant in the mornings, but good for waking a person up, which is something I need. I’m a zombie most mornings.