Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Universe Really Wants Me to Get Out of Ohio

Tomorrow morning I'm leaving for South Carolina. There is the potential for work, serious work, there. I need to take the chance. So I took two weeks off of my current job, and I'm trekking down there to hang out with my dad for awhile and blaze through their help wanted ads/sites/postings/offerings.

I'm taking my computer with me, and between applying, I hope to be writing. My stepmom is also very sick, so I intend to help take care of her. (Remember when we fled down there in May? She hasn't gotten better.)

If all goes well, I'll be starting a new job that brings in more dough and eases my financial burden.

If all goes to hell, I'll be returning home, broker than I've ever been.

Some Things That Make Me Believe I Should Leave As Soon As Possible:

1. Rain. Cold, cold, wet, sleety rain. Today. Cold.

2. I ate Chinese for lunch. My fortune: "The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today."

3. My birthday was yesterday, but I forgot to renew my car's tags. As I was driving over to my mom's for a last minute hair cut, I remembered. I realized I forgot to renew them 3 minutes before 5pm. I got to the DMV at 5.13pm. Tuesday is the only day they are open until 6.30pm! I had $47 in my pocket (thank you birthday money). Tags cost $54.50 (ugh). They don't take plastic, only cash or check (seriously??) My bank had a branch on the corner of the block, across the street. Lucky~

4. A 9~12 hour trip, depending mostly on me, I should probably change my oil beforehand (considering it was about... 6k over the recommended last change? :( ) The oil place snuck me in and I was able to pick up my car thirty seconds before closing time.

5. Dad called, out of nowhere. He said, "She might not make it through the weekend. (long pause) I can't wait to see you tomorrow."

Alright already, I get it! Bye bye Ohio!


  1. I'm very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, JEM.

    I hope things are successful on the job front. You deserve it!

    And drive safely!!!

  2. Oof. Sorry to hear about your stepmom. :( Hope she pulls through!

    That said, as a big SC fan (I've been stationed in Charleston twice: wicked fun), I gotta say you've picked a great place to possibly settle down.

    Best of luck (personally and professionally) on your trip. And happy (belated) birthday!

    Michael Kingswood

  3. Hey, JE, sorry to hear about your stepmom, and I hope it goes well for her and you and your Dad.
    Not all that sure about S Carolina, I'm not sure I agree with Michael's opinion of Charleston, but at the end of the day, it'll be what you make it, so do your best. We'll all be waiting to see what happens.
    Be well!

  4. I'm sorry, JEM. I meant to say stepmom above.