So

I was approached by a corporate head hunter this week.

There’s a position at a company they’re interested in having me fill.

At first I didn’t understand what was going on, but I did clue in after hearing ‘they’re interested’. So my question turned from ‘what’s happening’ to ‘why me’?

There’s probably 10,000 people in this city in the same line of work as myself. It’s not as if marketing is a ‘specialized’ career path. It’s not as if communications is a ‘specialized’ career path. Sure some people are good at it and some are average, but why me? There’s probably a lot of people who are good at it.

It can’t hurt to have a meeting and hear them out.

I mean, I have a job and I like my job, but I’ve also been told at my job that there’s no room for growth. If this could offer me that, don’t I owe it to myself to, at the very least, consider it?

Besides that, there’s no harm in considering it. I haven’t committed to anything.

I’m just dumbfounded at the whole situation.

Why me? Why not one of the other 9,999 people in this city who are in the same line of work?

I’m oddly confused that they sought me out. I’m also oddly proud. They sought me out. I didn’t go to them, they came and they found me. That’s a cool feeling.

I think I just got a job offer.

This is a weird feeling.

I’ve never had someone approach me before with respect to a position. I’ve submitted my resume for consideration. I’ve never had someone come to me and say ‘Hey, you interested? We are.’

I’m oddly excited and nervous. What does this mean? They want me? Why me?

I will say, that does make me feel pretty damn proud of myself.

Also

If you’re someone who’s worried that big government created a pandemic as a means to invent a vaccination to inject citizens with tracking devices, you should probably take a closer look at the cell phone you carry around with you wherever you go, and probably think twice about how you click ‘Accept Cookies’ with every website that you visit, how you give your postal code when making purchases, any and all loyalty cards you keep in your wallet, etc… etc…

Also, also, public health guidelines are put in place to, in best measures, try and keep the public as healthy as possible. Obviously that has gotten harder with the pandemic, but public health guidelines have been in place longer than I’ve been alive… to protect the public. That includes everyone. Even those railing against the very guidelines in place. There are a lot of people who really ought to check their privilege because they’ve lost all touch with reality. Contrary what the politicization of COVID may have suggested, no one has a right to infect someone else with illness.

Thoughts of the day

I knew when I talked about COVID vaccines on my blog last night there was a chance that I’d get some pretty wild responses of some pretty crazy conspiracy theories.

To clarify (because sooooo many people seemed to misread): I didn’t say anywhere in my post that people were, or should be, required to get vaccinations. I just suggested that I hope they do, and that I wish they would. I stated again and again ‘in my opinion’ and some people still seemed to treat it as though I was speaking for the majority. Maybe that’s because they feel like they’re in the minority, or maybe they just wanted someone to yell at. Nevertheless, I’ve always reflected on my comments section as being a place of discussion, not a place of bullying. For that reason, I stopped approving comments on that post this afternoon. For that reason, I am also disabling comments on this post and future posts, until I decide otherwise.

I’m going back to the reason why I started this blog. For me. About me. This blog is my outlet. It is for my opinions. If you’d like to share your opinions on vaccinations, or other controversial topics, please feel free to do so on your blog.

As of today my parents officially have appointments to get their vaccinations. This is big news for them because they’ve not yet met Baby Harry. (None of us have) This vaccination will put them one step closer towards being able to meet their grandchild, whether that be in two months, four months or a year. However long it takes until he’s fully recovered.

I’m looking forward to being eligible for a vaccine.

Until that time, I’ll continue hiding in my house because I’m lucky/blessed/privileged enough to be able to work from home. I know what a gift that is. It’s one that I am so damn thankful for. I also know how lucky/blessed/privileged I am that a vaccine will be available to me. I know there are a lot of countries in this world who cannot afford them and will rely on the COVAX program to get them in a year, or two, or maybe even longer.

Baby Harry is doing well. We’re hoping he’ll be released from hospital in May. That is the estimate we were given. Hopefully, one day, I’ll get the opportunity to meet him when he’s healthy enough to be around people. When I’m vaccinated, of course. Because I ain’t putting that baby at risk. He’s been through enough in his short two and a half months of being alive.

Thoughts of the day

Disclaimer – I’m leaving comments open because I believe in open conversations about topics that can be/are deemed controversial topics. If you’re an asshole in the comments, I will turn them off.

In my opinion, it’s not the job of the general public to understand, or try to protect, anti-vaxxers.

In my opinion, a vaccine passport for COVID is not a violation of privacy. Similar documentation has been required for travel for decades. There’s never been mass hysteria against those requirements. Frankly, if someone doesn’t want the COVID vaccine, then they should get comfortable in the country they’re in. Viral contagions travel when people travel. That’s why we’re in this pandemic in the first place…

In my opinion, if you’re questioning the efficacy of the vaccine, you should ask a doctor, about your specific case (or your family’s). Whether you do virtual health meetings with a physician, or go in person, if you’re questioning the efficacy of the vaccine, a health care professional is the best person to get your advice from. There’s too much misinformation on the internet.

I would like to get the vaccine. I’m looking forward to becoming eligible. I’m looking forward to getting it.

The COVID Vaccine is not required in Canada. That being said, I reckon we could probably put our society in a lot better of a position if the majority of people did/do go and get the vaccine. This diatribe that the government is infringing on the rights of the public by recommending as many people as possible get the vaccine to create a societal immunity is really painful. No one is being forcibly confined and injected with a vaccination.

If someone doesn’t want to get the vaccine, then they won’t get the vaccine. I’m not here to change minds. I will say, though, if someone doesn’t want to get the vaccine, they don’t deserve to cry foul when countries begin implementing COVID vaccination requirements. It is coming. We know vaccination requirements are coming. It’s not a question of if, it is a question of when. Anyone who doesn’t want the COVID vaccination is an increased risk when travelling. There are going to be countries that do not want to accept that risk once a vaccination has been made more widely available. Travel restrictions aren’t just a thing of the present, they will be a thing of the future. Anyone who doesn’t believe that is fooling themselves.

I hope, I really do hope, that enough people choose to get the vaccine to give my local area, and the world, some level of immunity from this virus. We’re all tired of this virus. And I am just all to exhausted of hearing about government infringement on people’s rights through making vaccinations available. Vaccinations are a good thing. Throughout history it’s been proven time and again that vaccinations have quite literally saved us from horrible disease. There’s a reason why no one’s needed to worry about Polio in the Western World for several decades and it’s not wishful thinking.

Okay, I’m done now. I think.

THIS HOUSE

The minimalist in me loves ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING about this house except for the price tag. How much money do you think a house like this costs in Vancouver, Canada?

I love real estate. I’ve actually created a new Instagram account to showcase things I find interesting about all things Canadian real estate. This house will DEFINITELY be making the cut.

Kids say the darndest things

I have a brother, sister-in-law and niece who live in Denmark. They’re having a baby in August and they just found out it’s going to be a girl! Anyways, this morning we were chatting via face time and my brother was showing me how his toddler is already comfortable riding a horse.

She started yelling “Go Vee, Go Vee” and then kicking in the motion people do when they’re trying to get horses to take off running.

I laughed because I thought she was confused. Three year old’s, they can get confused from time to time.

Anyways, she wasn’t confused.

She named her horse after me.

Isn’t that cute?

My brother said she named it after me because it has long blonde hair like me, so she says it looks like me.

Apparently I look like a horse.

I’m sure in her mind that’s a compliment. Me… well, let’s just say I don’t love the idea of looking like a horse. haha!

I’m so thankful for technology that allows me to connect with them on the other side of the world. Looking forward to it one day being safe for me to go there, see my niece, likely meet my new niece (as I don’t think I’ll be going before August) and my namesake… the horse with the long blonde hair.

Oh, also, when we were chatting on face time I noticed there was snow. In Denmark. In April. To the Danes who read this blog, I hope you’re enjoying your snow day. Mother nature must be confused!

Another holiday alone

Just waiting.

Just wishing.

Just thinking.

If you’re alone for Easter, know that I am thinking about you. Whether you celebrate it or not, it doesn’t matter. ‘Michael Scott’s Lonely Hearts Club’ extends far beyond Valentine’s Day.

Do not read this.

I think that every man should have to, in their lifetime, wear a bra.

What? What a bizarre thing for me to say, I know.

They should have to walk into a store and blindly guess as to what size would ‘fit them’ (and I use that term loosely because, if you’re a woman you know most/all bras don’t really fit anyway) and they should have to wear it.

You know, if they wanted to go above and beyond and go to someone to get measured for said bra, I wouldn’t be against that.

It’s a learning experience, one that I think even if just tested for a day, could allow men valuable insights into a struggle us women know all too well. There are certain experiences we go through in life as women at that men pretend they know about that they really have no idea. Maybe having to spend a day wandering around in an uncomfortable bra could show them 1/100th of who we are.

Meeting was a success

The meeting went really great.

It was unlike anything I’ve ever experience before. By that I mean that I’ve dealt with agreements and arrangements that are supposed to stay hush-hush, but I’ve never actually been involved with something that’s completely confidential and classified to the extent that I can’t even tell my coworkers.

A few weeks back I mentioned that I was hoping to expand the reach of the company (here) and if this deal goes through, that could triple… possibly even quadruple the reach I’ve been aiming for.

I don’t want to get my hopes up, but my hopes are up.

I want this.

It’s funny, this is something that is so hush-hush, I don’t even think I could tell my family. It’s not like I could ever have bragging rights for it, at least no publicly. But I want personal bragging rights. I want to be able to stand in front of the mirror and say ‘yeah, I did that’.

As of right now, it’s more like ‘yeah, we’re half way there’.

Fingers crossed.

Toes crossed.

Everything crossed.

Now I’m going to enjoy the office being closed for Easter. I’ve got a few days planned of doing absolutely nothing.