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Waiting - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
Right now, my life is a waiting game. I recently interviewed for a job I really, really want, and I'm expecting to hear back on whether I got it either tomorrow or early next week. I don't know what I'll do if I've missed out. We've been here in Tassie over a year and a half and I just haven't found the work I thought I'd find. I knew it would be tough - I was warned, much like I was warned before entering the animation industry - but I was determined to do it anyhow. Unfortunately, as Joe and I both only work casually (these jobs are the best we've been able to find), we've gradually fallen behind on bills. Right now if there's a bill in our lives, it's overdue - a couple of them desperately so. We've managed to keep up with the rent and keep ourselves fed but that's about it. If I don't find something full-time soon, we may have to start considering a return to crummy old Queensland.

(No offence, Queensland friends. I love the people, I just don't much care for the city, the environment, the weather, the prices, the vibe... I could go on.)

I got a wrong number earlier and almost had a heart attack.

Some truly happy news on the horizon, though: providing my life doesn't implode due to the above in the meantime, I'll be coming to America in January for FC. Don't look at me strangely; I know I don't technically run in those circles any more, but an old friend invited me over and offered to pay for my plane tickets, and I've never been out of the country before, so I accepted with delight. I look forward to meeting many of you there. Hell, I've known some of you online for ten years.

I'll be the tiny, loud, drunk Australian. Look out. ;)
5 have fought ~ fight the power!
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: August 4th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)
wow wow wow! I hope ya can make it :D !
mistymoose From: mistymoose Date: August 4th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohnoes :( Hope you don't come back here- in the nicest way possible :P
porsupah From: porsupah Date: August 4th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow - that's quite an epic journey to kick off your international voyagings with! Will you have some time outside the con to explore the area, especially San Francisco?

Yep, fiscal matters can get like that sometimes.. not a lot of fun. *sigh* Just have to keep on trying to make things better, and it'll happen, one way or another. (And someday, I'll get off my tail and finally open that wildlife photography site for business.. just need to finish off the remaining twenty or so for a second pass at refining, then a final check that all the prices seem about right. Perhaps over the weekend..)
tania From: tania Date: August 9th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Will definitely have time - I'm coming over for at least an extra week on top of time spent at the con. :) Hoping to see Pixar in SF, Penn & Teller in Vegas, and meet an old friend at the Grand Canyon.
hammond From: hammond Date: August 11th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)
You can't come up here as I'm making plans to leave! What about Melbourne?; it's closer so easier to get to from there and cost of living is cheaper. And I might be there!

But yes, bigger uglier city and all that. :P
5 have fought ~ fight the power!