Starting the year jobless
Hey, new year! Yay! Or something.
To be honest, 2017 isn’t off to the best start: I’m officially looking for a new job.
The company I’ve been working for is shutting down, so I don’t have much choice. It’s very sad as I loved working there and was lucky to have skilled and inspiring colleagues, most of which are dear friends outside of work as well. But it’s over, and now I’m feeling a strange mix och fear and excitement. On one hand, I’ve always liked adventures and am not afraid of changes, on the other, I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing and it’s a bit scary.
I’ve also been lucky enough to never having to actively look for a job in almost 10 years, so I feel horribly out of the loop (what is a CV again?) And I just know my shy introverted ass suck at interviews.
Still, I’m fairly optimistic. I actually have a few leads already, and if I’ve managed to stay employed this long I should be able to trick someone else into hiring me. :P
Writing this also made me realise how little I actually share about my job on here.
Which is a bit weird since I’m a web developer and in my experience, it’s very common for web professionals to blog and tweet etc. about their jobs. In fact, most people I know in the field do that.
Personally, I feel like I have too many other passions and interests that – unlike web dev stuff – I don’t get to talk about on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Internet and I love building things for it, I just feel like I have enough outlet for it in my daily life already.
Also, I’m slightly afraid that if I bring work here then blogging itself will become less of a hobby and more of a… I don’t know… professional thing? That I won’t be “allowed” to be as weird and geeky as I want because now it’s about work too?
Anyway, I’m trying to figure out the future now.
In the meantime, I’ll enjoy not having to get up early and can play housewife to Markus. Not that I’m very good at housewife stuff, being domestic is so not my thing. Maybe I can take some time to at least learn decent cooking skills? :P