O, I have a bicycle;
O, I have my lover —
On my bare arms and
I swear, no one
The lab did a terrible job scanning these, but I don't mind. From southeastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, San Francisco, the Chicago suburbs.
* The more I freak out about how bad being unemployed is, the less capable I am of securing employment.
* This could be a nice enough time if I let it be.
* Stressors I do not have to deal with include: paying rent, paying for groceries. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
* I have money in my bank account from the last six weeks of temping. Not enough to move out, but enough to go places and do things and relax a little about what living expenses I do have.
* And I have plenty of time and energy now to do things that will keep me feeling okay (IF I LET THEM) such as sleep enough, meditate, watch Xena, ride my bike, be with my love, bake...
* All I have to do is keep putting in some work every day (vis–à–vis job applications) and keep learning.
Titles link to the pertinent Goodreads page — feel free to add me as a friend.
1. Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, by Susan Griffin
2. Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000, by Lucille Clifton
3. The Beautiful: Collected Poems, by Michelle Tea
4. Fun Home, by Allison Bechdel
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling (reread)