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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Unemployed in Vegas



I've quit my job.  It's been a while since I've been unemployed and things have really changed since then.  I've worked for the casino I just quit for almost eleven years.  Over a decade.  Wow.  And a couple people thought they could treat me any way they wanted to and I would just take it.  I was making good money, had three weeks vacation a year, health benefits, so why would I just up and quit?  Well, sometimes there are lines you just don't cross.
Anyway, let's forget why I quit and focus on the future.  What do I do now?  Do I find another security job?  Do I move to another casino?  You know, I honestly think I'm a bit tired of security at the moment.  I do have a lot of experience and skills, but for now I think I'll work on a few other things.  I'm not desperate, this wasn't the end of the world for me.  So what to work on first?  I have a lot of free time right now.  Yes, finding another job will be right up there in the priority list, but for right at this moment, I can work on a few other things first.
I think I need to get into shape.  Time to hit the gym and get some exercise!  I was always feeling too exhausted both mentally and physically when I was working at the casino, so I didn't really get that much exercise.  After quitting, I feel a lot better!  So first priority is to hit the gym!  I'll start slow and then move up my work outs little by little.  My days are free now, so why not use the time to my advantage?  So first up is a work out.
Next, I think I need to work on a bit of writing.  I've been typing down my "life story" after high school and emailing that to a couple friends who I thought might like to read it.  I think that needs a bit more focus and work.  And I need to finish a few other stories and send them in to publishers.  I can do all of this from my computer, and also pop in a job application every once in a while to places that look interesting.  And I think with my background in computers, report writing, cameras and things, someone will hire me eventually.  Probably sooner than I'd like.  Getting a job quickly will mess up all of this free time!  *chuckle*  But if something good comes along, I won't pass it up.  Not that my writing has garnished any major attention, but it's something I like to do, and I think it'll be fun to amass my own written library.  *chuckle*
And you know, I might try my hand at internet radio.  There is a site that will let me do 30 minutes a week, or a day, or whatever for free.  I had thought about doing this before and wondered what topic to use.  What would people want to hear?  Now maybe "Unemployed in Vegas" might find some interest?  I know there are a lot of other unemployed people out there right now who might find what I have to say interesting. 
So it's time to start making things interesting!  Let's get out there and get moving!

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