* This is a cross-posting from a Facebook post made earlier today. I haven't been posting much personal detail there lately, and updated my friends about what was going on in my life. I've been meaning to keep a blog on this site for some time, but what happens is that I post on good old Facebook instead, then think "Oh! That was actually a blog post." So bear with me, that might happen sometimes as I figure out my presence here. Anyway, here ya go...
Suppose it's time for a more personal update:
I knew that my wonderful nanny gig was ending at the end of the school year, and perhaps you recall months ago when I posted looking for work beginning this summer. I *thought* I had found a part-time job that would have been perfect: would cover my most basic expenses, be easy going, and give me time to work on my art AND to vend.
After communicating with someone for a while, and after we both agreed that I would be working with them... all conversation stopped. I've been trying really hard to give people the benefit of the doubt more so than usual, and remained optimistic. People get busy, miss messages, etc. However, there came a point where I had to just accept that I had been ghosted... by an employer. Other circumstances were at play at the time, and let me tell you: the timing utterly sucked.
Opportunities that were on the table at the same time when I accepted this position were gone when it fell through. Because I was operating as if I had employment during the week, I paid for and obligated myself to vend at sev