Thursday, August 28, 2008


Hey all! I'm still here. I'm sure you probably thought I fell off the earth...well I almost decided to take a leap two weeks ago when I got laid off from my job. In July our company's product did not get recommended for approval to the FDA, which was pretty devastating. We knew we had funding until Sept., so I thought for sure I'd have a job until next month. I wasn't that lucky. Thirteen people got laid off...a big number when we only had 30 something employees. It's pretty heartbreaking because I really loved my job. I don't understand why I always get laid off from jobs I like. (The first time I got laid off was 3 years ago from another job I loved). I'm very curious to know what the future holds for me. Hopefully something good.

I actually feel MORE busy now that I'm not working then when I was. I know! So crazy right? Well I had a few freelance projects to work on last week, and then I had to get started on my resume. It was really outdated and needed a complete face lift. Let me give you all a tip...right now at your current job, make sure you get your job description. I had saved my last few job descriptions and it made writing my resume SO much easier. I changed formats to having descriptive sentences about my past jobs, vs. just bullet points. Next I've got to get crackin' on my portfolio and website. They also haven't been updated in about 3 years!

I've also become John's assistant. Well not really, but a partial co-pilot. Last week I went over to Bakersfield with him to check out some of his foreclosed properties. I've got a few good photos to post...some hideous paint jobs, a few bugs, just the norm in his market. We did get to have dinner with his Aunt and his cousin joined us for some ice cream afterwards. It's always great to see them. We might be heading over again next week. John's job is totally awesome. It doesn't even seem like a job. I'm so glad he likes it.

I finally heard back from my doctor's office today and it looks like I might have my next body scan in 3 weeks. I'm going to see if I can get it moved up at least a week. I'm tired of waiting and I'd like to get this first round of tests done. Even though nothing more would happen before October I'd still like to have to stop thinking about it.

I still have a whole list of things to blog about, but finding the time has been more than difficult. I totally thought I'd have all this lounging time where I'd get to blog 24/7. I mean what a dream right? Man was I wrong! Well I have had time to start the Twilight book series. Finally right? So far so good, I'll keep ya posted.

I finally got the few photos I took from the A's game two weeks ago. Enjoy!


Daniel and Brianne said...

Awww yes...the Twilight Series. Apparently I am the only one who has yet to purchase and read these. I guess I am gonna have to finally cave. I just can't get passed the fact that they are found in the teen section of the book store!
That book I told you about "Sammy's Hill" is so great! I finished it and it is definitely a new fave.
Glad that things are going so good despite the lay off. In fact you make it sound like so much fun! Maybe I wanna get layed off too!

Jenna said...

ack, so sorry about the job!

Well I'm glad you've got some time to read Twilight, but be forewarned - I did not like the last book, Breaking Dawn. I loved the other 3 but BD just did not do it for me :(

Maggie said...

Aw, man! I'm sorry to hear about your job, especially because you liked it! Let me know if I can help out in any way. Hugs.

Judy S said...

Lost your job. It is Fziomed's loss, too.

Sarah said...

I'm really disappointed in you. I've not only lost my regular blog to read, but I've also lost my chat buddy. This whole "being laid off thing" really isn't working out for me.