It’s been a long time again since I’ve written. I was sick with shingles most of November. Fun (insert sarcastic emoticon here). Try to never get shingles. Trust me.
Then the holidays came and went. Too quickly as far as I’m concerned. At least I got to go back to New York to visit family. My nieces and nephew have grown up so much.
When January came, I started again on the job search and managed to get a number of enquiries and phone interviews – no job offer just yet but I’m certain it will come before too long. As the economy starts trending back up, businesses will need marketers like me to make sure they get the most marketing opportunities for them (free and paid) and start making some money again!
Now we’re more than halfway through February. Time just flies by so fast! Every year it seems to go by faster and faster. Why is that? It’s like some existential countdown clock telling me to figure out my life because my time will be up before I know it! Okay. So. I’m working on the job search. My other “to do” items fall under Health and Dating/personal life.
First, Health: In January I finally got to go back to physical therapy (my health insurance only allows 12 sessions per year, no matter what. aaarrrrgghh). My last PT session had been July 1st. At that time, I could use my right arm, although I couldn’t raise it above the shoulder or carry anything more than a bottle of water. Today, I can finally reach above my head again and am working on strengthening all the muscles around the shoulder so I can hold my arm up without wobbling and even lift a small amount of weight above my head. Next week will be the one-year anniversary of the surgery to replace my right shoulder joint (damaged by RA). I can now at least see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I’m getting range of motion back and not feeling any pain, making it definitely worth all I’ve gone through. It feels so good to be pain free.
Second, Dating: So, I bought a 6-month subscription to Match.com at the beginning of January. I wish I had more to report at this time but so far I’ve been emailing men and not getting a lot of response. I’ve traded emails with a few guys but have had only 1 date so far (not much to tell about it either:(. I don’t know if the matches I’m choosing aren’t subscribers and so can’t respond or if they’re ignoring or not getting my messages. But I’m going to just keep pressing on, staying positive that there is someone out there for me somewhere.
And that’s it for the update. I’ll try to be more consistent with my blogs going forward.