Weekend Coffee Share 8/20/2016

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This week has been, well, a lot. If we were having coffee, I’d have to tell you all about it.

The biggest event is that I had a job interview! YAY! It’s for an adult services librarian position open in a small-to-midsized town about a half-an-hour drive from my hometown. Because of the size, they aren’t requiring a masters even though it is a full librarian position. Honestly, I couldn’t have dreamed up a better job opening. I would even be able to work full-time and get my masters online part-time.

As you can imagine, I was beyond excited to have an interview, but nervous as well. All-in-all, I think the interview went okay. I wish I had had better answers to the questions, but I don’t think I did poorly. It was just so hard to read the people interviewing me. I should know by the end of this week if I’ll be called back for a second interview. I really want it, but I also know I’m really inexperienced and have a lot to learn. We’ll see I guess.

After the interview, I found myself slipping into a brief depressive state. Even though it went fairly well, I started doubting myself a lot. Basically, I don’t feel qualified enough for this job. Since I want it so badly, it got me down. I also haven’t gotten a new therapist yet since moving back home. I really need to do that, but I keep putting it off for some reason. I’m feeling better now, but I don’t want my mental health to start sliding now that I’m home, something my previous therapist was worried about due to my history with my hometown and my parents.

I’m also having a ton of trouble with my ex-landlords. They haven’t sent me my security deposit yet and now also want to charge me hundreds of dollars for floor repairs. What’s wrong with the floors at my old apartment? I have no idea. They did jackhammer it up while I was living there without telling me. I didn’t have water for a week thanks to that, and they refuse to respond to my request for decreased rent. The whole situation is really getting out of hand and I know I’m being screwed over. I was a great tenant but now they seem to just want to squeeze every penny out of me. I guess I’ll have to get some legal counsel, but it’s all so stressful and overwhelming. I can’t just ignore it either. The money isn’t just mine, it’s also my roommates’. Unfortunately I’m the account holder, so I have to put in a lot of the work to figure this out.

My family is also worried that our dog is sick. She has been acting lethargic and bleeding quite often. We’re really concerned because we know she has a tumor that we’re watching. Plus we just had to put our other dog down a few months ago.

On the bright side, I get to see my baby nephews next weekend, and that’s always great. They’ve gotten so big, and I can’t wait to see them in person.

Anyways, if we were having coffee, I’d apologize for all my ranting and ask you how you’ve been.

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Weekend Coffee Share 7/4/2017

(Yes, I know it’s not the weekend, but I’ve been seeing these types of posts, and I wanna try it out)

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m down to one cup of coffee a day plus some iced black tea instead of three cups a day. I’m feeling proud. I also want to work on using less and less creamer until I’m fine drinking black coffee again. Now that I’m not in school anymore, I really want to focus on taking better care of myself, and cutting back the sugar from creamer would be a great way to start. I have sensitive teeth and would really hate to have another cavity.

I’d also complain to you about how much I hate moving. My apartment is a mess as I slowly pack up all of my stuff and take it it trips to my parent’s house. Yes, I’ll be living with my parents as I job hunt. I’ve got no living room furniture right now and there is clutter everywhere. I hate it. I also realized that there has been a box or two of junk that I keep moving with me but never actually unpack. I really should do something about that.

And job hunting! I haven’t been able to focus as much on it as I would like as I’m still working a seasonal job with parks and rec and am, ya know, packing, but I am hopeful. I just sent in an application today that I feel really qualified for and excited about. If I got it I would consider living with my parents a little longer to save money and work on aggressively paying off my student debt. But we’ll see how long I can live peacefully with them. I really hope it doesn’t take me too long to find a job. It took one of my friends nine months. I’m hoping to have a job at least by Christmas–preferably sooner.

If we were having coffee, I’d want to keep hanging out for way longer than we should probably loiter in the coffee shop because I haven’t been getting a ton of social interaction lately and am sure not to get much in my small hometown where almost no one my age lives. ┬áPlus, your company is great. I’d also be super grateful you met me on a weekday since I’ve been working so many weekends.

Until next week,

Katie