Wednesday, January 14, 2009

a note about -- whining

Just a note here to clarify something that's been bugging me.

On so many blogs, it seems like the purpose is to complain, complain and complain some more. I've been looking over this blog and thought to myself: "Self, it seems like it's more of the same".

Fortunately, self responded "Not so, Director. You are merely keeping a log of your activities in seeking out a replacement job. I mean, look at the nice Thanksgiving and Christmas messages you've posted!"

By golly, he's right! I mean, I'm right. I mean .... never mind!

I hope that if y'all see me getting to 'whiney' and down in the mouth* that you will post a comment and remind me that I'm actually doing ok, and you are, too.

The positive messages can keep us all going strong when the situation looks bleak. And when I find something positive to post, I will be sure to do so. :-)

Keep smiling!
"The Director"

*Which brings to mind the old joke about the person who dreamt he was eating marshmallows and when he woke up found he'd chewed a hole in his feather pillow. When asked how he felt, he replied, "Oh, a little down in the mouth!"


Angel, librarian and educator said...

You are doing alright here, and I do think you posting about your experience can be helpful to others. That post on the job fair was interesting because, as you put it, makes one wonder what was the point of the activity if the employers do not seem to really have anything.

Best of luck, and keep on blogging.

Kerry said...

There's also a difference between whining and being honest about how hard things are out there, especially when you are in a field that requires a higher degree and a specialized set of skills that, while they may translate, potential out-of-field employers find puzzling and off putting no matter how well you explain and spin them to meet their needs.

Don't be intimidated by people who say you're whining. Sometimes it's a sign you're being too honest about things others don't want to face.