My name's Karen. I just moved across country to be near my elderly parents. I rented a house sight unseen on craigslist, packed up my belongings in a rental truck with husband and dog and out we came. No job. I'm finding it amazingly difficult to find a job!...I'll be updating this profile as I go along, so I'm hoping you'll see happy changes in my profile and more about what clicks my clock.
Update May 9, 2016...
Well lo and behold, I have finally landed a great job. I start in a week. I'm afraid my attention to building my websites on WA will suffer, but I really need to get back to a regular paycheck and the online marketing has yet a long long way to go to become fully life-sustaining. HOWEVER, I am still quite enthusiastic about the potential here. I can certainly see how it would work well for me as a plausible retirement scheme. (Retirement, as you must know, is a function of money, not age, and you need quite a lot of it to retire comfortably.) I never chased after money with sufficient enthusiasm to have laid aside enough for us to retire and neither did my husband. We have had very interesting lives, however, and that I would not change for anything!
So I am very excited about this new job. It has been a long time since I worked in this type of environment and now I am coming in as the senior member of the team, to coach and mentor the younger technical staff. I'm really looking forward to this new role and to working with bright, talented young engineers to build smart, efficient, integrated infrastructure that will shift the way Americans think about our natural environment, natural resource management, and public utilities. I also look forward to ingenious ways to integrate some of the new things I learn into my WA website and build a smarter, better business on line. A new day! Hooray!