08 August, 2007

In reaction to my break down the other day I decided to be productive and let my mind wander to anything I could do in the fall. Some of the ideas were silly, some where dreams that I've been holding on to for a while...

I love Washington DC, and right now I have been sending out about 2 resumes a week (I know it needs to be more, but at least it's something)... and nothing! I am trying to decide if I should just go get a job at Borders again and see if I can send out more and get hired. But I would need to work a lot (A LOT) to make enough to live in DC. Which would be fine, but at the same time, amost of the jobs I am finding in the field I want to do either a) are the basic sit at the front desk and answer phones and make copies (a step back in my opinion) or b) require more requirements that I have...

That being said... here are some other ideas I had:

- Moving to NYC - I've actually found some jobs there I like
- Find a way to be in Eastern Africa helping with kids - taking pictures
- Go to India and work with women involved in (or the children born into) prostitution
- Move to Seattle, rent a cabin off Puget Sound and do... something (write!)
- Live in Crete and run a scooter shop :-)
- Travel with an organization and take pictures and write

Or the one that I really I wish I could make come together...

- move about an hour outside the city, work at a local coffee shop, write during the day and take classes on photography.

So we'll see. I have seven weeks, it's scary. But I also know something will come.

I am doing better. I'll keep you updated as things come.

In the mean time, I am stealing this from Bekah's blog:

"Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love"

(Sir Francis Drake)

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