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How do you survive without pumpkin pie?

18 Oct

Did you guys know that they don’t have pumpkin desserts in Australia? It sort of makes me want to cry for the whole continent. I had the opportunity last weekend to introduce an Aussie from my book club to mini pumpkin cheesecakes. She said “Thank you” and I said, “You’re welcome for changing your life”.

Besides my adventures in pumpkin, lots has happened since I last posted. I’m back in Vancouver, working through my last year of library school. The end is looming closer and closer, slowly but surely increasing my panic about entering the library workforce. But my anxiety can wait for another post.

Since I returned I have been enjoying my time in this beautiful city. Really, Vancouver is pretty spectacular. The weather in September and early October was gorgeous! My roommates and I went to the pool in September. Craziness. We’ve also been trying to hit all the neighborhood fairs and markets. Those of you who know me know I love being a tourist in my own town. We went to the RIchmond Night Market, and I was reminded of the many markets I visited in Asia.


Me, Mackenzie and the Biebs at the Dunbar Harvest Festival

I started a new job this year with a program in the UBC library called the Small Business Accelerator. It’s a free online business research resource for small businesses and people looking to start their own business in BC. I’ve been doing lots of design for the website and their promotional materials, which has been really fun. I’ve been putting all my Communication student skills to good use. We went to a conference yesterday, and I got to chat with lots of small business owners and other organizations about what we do. It was super fun and got me excited about our program all over again. My boss is great and I like the other grad student a lot, so I’m really enjoying this experience.

School is pretty good. Totally insane these last couple of week. I think I have self-induced amnesia every semester about how difficult the second month is because every October and February I find myself totally shocked by the amount of work I have to do. This term I’m in 4 classes: Children’s Services, New Media for Youth, Information Assets Management (aka Records Management) and Planning and Design of Libraries. Some day I will write another post about all my classes, in case any future librarians who are curious about what we study happen to run across my blog.

Well, I have lots more to write about, but I’ll save it all for future posts. It was nice getting back in touch with you all. Although I only have a readership of like 6 people, I always enjoy posting and feeling like I’m engaging with people in my life through this blog. So yeah. Thanks for reading.

Back to work

18 Nov

Since I’ve been back, I’ve been frantically searching for a job. My predicament has been finding an employer that will let me take all the time off that I have scheduled for the next few months. After about 30 applications and a few interviews, I landed a job at RC Willey making a whopping $8.54 an hour. Although the pay is less than desirable, the schedule is good and they’ll let me take off as much time as I need. I start tomorrow, so I’m hoping that it won’t take too long to learn the ropes.

I think I might be a librarian

17 Mar

So I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching these days, trying to figure out my life. Mostly trying to figure out where it’s headed and what my next step should be. My conclusion…

I’m seriously thinking about becoming a librarian. I would have to go to grad school, which isn’t really a bonus, but I think it’s something I would be really good at. Not an elementary school librarian. More like a college librarian or maybe at a cool city library. At any rate, I have at least a year before I could start school again. I have a while to think about it. Any thoughts?