|Making a public vow...
||[Mar. 12th, 2010|08:00 pm]
|||||The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning - Smashing Pumpkins||]|
So, I've been told that I'm bad at communicating with people. And because of this, people tend to assume that I'm mad at them.
Let's get that out of the way first...I'm not mad at anyone at the moment, nor have I been in the last year or so that I can think of. I'm just uncommunicative. But, I'd like to try to do something about this view of me, and so I'm making a vow right now that I will communicate more with my friends. To that end, I will be making at least one entry per day in here for at least the next month. Now, some days that may just be the repost of my tweet(s) of the day, but some text will be appearing here every day for the next 30 days. If the first month goes well, I'll do my best to continue on...
To start this off, let's do a
quick "State of the Kurt."
Currently, I'm living alone. Myra moved out in January, and then about two weeks ago, Kathy (Myra's mom, who most everyone just calls "Mom") left suddenly, as her father had a stroke, and she went down to Arizona to help out her mother. Kathy's dad has since died (not to speak ill of the dead, but as I understand it from those who knew him, no great loss...), and Kathy will be living with her mom for the foreseeable future, since Kathy's dad never let his wife learn any financial survival skills (among other reasons). This is the first time I've ever lived alone. So far it's okay, although I'm having to relearn basic skills that have atrophied while living with Mom, who pretty much insisted on taking care of all the household-type stuff.
The job situation is actually pretty good right now. After working for Harry & David during the holiday season, I finally found a permanent position in January at...a collections agency. For the first month, I was pretty miserable, calling up people and asking them to pay bills they obviously couldn't afford in the first place, and definitely couldn't afford now that interest had built up for a year and a half. Listening to the stories of these people (the few that would actually talk to you, and not just curse you out and hang up on you) was wearing me down. But, people in the break room were talking about how the administrative side of the office was short-staffed, so I took the initiative and asked to be transferred to one of the open admin positions. I was nervous about this, as they could have said "No, and since you're obviously not happy on the phone, we'll just let you go now." Fortunately, they decided to move me over, and now I have a job that is mostly data entry-esque work, and I get to listen to my iPod while I'm working! As I've said many times, as long as I have my music with me, I can do pretty much any monotonous task all day.
I still have the long term goal of opening my own comic book store, but it is definitely a long term goal at this point...Myra and I just declared bankruptcy, so all our old debts are wiped clean, but it's going to be a while before I have enough money and/or credit to even think about getting a store going.
I think that's about it for today's entry. If there's anything specific you want to know about what's going on with me, leave a comment asking, and I'll get to it down the line.