Saturday, 26 May 2012

Haven't posted in a while.

Haven't posted in a while so I decided to post just to keep some activity going. First of all my girlfriend and I split up. She asked me not to put her name or any images of her on this blog so I won't. I made a promise to her and quickly forgot about that promise so I wasn't able to keep it. Also, I wasn't able to put the same effort into the relationship as she was. We were not very compatible anyway but I'm grateful that she at least gave me a chance. I learned a bit about myself - not all good unfortunately - from that relationship. I wasn't as ready for a relationship as I thought I was. But we are still friendly.
The job search isn't going too well. I got one interview last month and no follow up. I was looking into Canada but finances mean I have one opportunity left, and if nothing comes from that I'll give up on it unless I get temporary employment before the end of this year. The UK and an English-speaking job in Europe are still options if an opportunity presents itself. I could also consider internships through the Job-Bridge program if I get a CNC related position or similar. That would be nice if I can't get any proper employment in the mean time because it would get me training and experience that I still seem to be lacking. I might look into a complete change in career. I have ideas for that but limited options. We'll see how things pan out.
Another way of making myself more employable is going for a driving licence almost 20 years after I became the age to apply. It was one of those things that I kept procrastinating. I finally arranged driving lessons yesterday and I start Monday morning. That will open up opportunities for me beyond factory work... I hope! I checked my learner permit as well and it expires October of this year so I have to take lessons before it's too late. I've driven tractors and forklifts before, so it should give me a good basis from which to start. But the things that I'm most anxious about when it comes to learning to drive a car are: a) maintaining concentration, b) being aware enough of my surroundings and, to a lesser extent, c) having the coordination for the gear changes. The guy that's going to be teaching me is fully registered with D.I.R. Ireland and the Road Safety Authority and his driving school claims to have a good pass rate for the driving test on it's website. So hopefully I made the right choice.
I should post more regularly and I'll try to. I might do a few on the jobseeking progress. That reminds me... I must study my Computer-aided Engineering notes from FAS and research what companies have what CNC machines and CAD/CAM software in order to keep abreast of requirements of potential jobs. That way I can have a good knowledge base from which to start from when I eventually return to the workforce. Right! I'll leave it there for now. I'm sure those of you reading this have better things to be doing. Keep checking back for new posts!

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