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.

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.

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.

I’ve been sick

After a negative COVID test, I went to the Doc and was told that I had a throat infection, sinus infection and ear infection in each ear.

No wonder I felt so miserable.

I thought that it was COVID because I’d lost my sense of smell and taste. Turns out the sinus infection was the culprit there.

It’s been a long road to recover. (I’m being overdramatic, here. It’s been like two weeks) I have been struggling to sleep during those two weeks, though. Waking up every 1.5-2 hours has made it more difficult to get the rest they tell you to get when you are sick.

Something I really appreciated about this past winter was the fact that, because I was around so few people, I was sick was less often then previous years. Back in October when I was sick, it’s because I was exposed to people in my office. And, I know who got me sick this go-around. Luckily for me it hasn’t been COVID. Luckily for me it’s something I can tolerate.

I feel like crap, though.

I wish I could eat ice cream. I would love ice cream with a little maple syrup on top right about now. That sounds delightful.

Don’t get sick, boys and girls. It’s not fun.

Take my word for it.

SPELLING. GRR.

Why is it that when I read writing that is not my own, I can catch spelling mistakes in seconds, but when reading my own work, I glaze right past spelling mistakes EVERY TIME. EVERY TIME.

I know how to spell.

Every word that I spell wrong, I know the proper spelling of.

On a completely unrelated note, we’ve got a lot of snow here. I’m definitely not impressed about it.

Douchebaggery

I usually have the television on during my work day as to have background noise. Dr. Phil is a show that I’ve grown accustomed to, because when you really stop to pay attention to what goes on, this show is garbage. Anyways, my personal feelings about Dr. Phil aside, today he’s interviewing a former Sheriff from Texas who had a wife and six girlfriends, two of which he had proposed to, one of which he’d provided fake annulment papers to make himself look single.

It’s a lot, I know.

Anyhoo, Dr. Phil takes 49 minutes before he asks the most obvious question – ‘why didn’t you just get a divorce?’

‘I wanted to see what was out there, who was out there’, the former sheriff says. ‘I wanted to see if any other women would be interested in me’.

FUUUUUUUUUCK THAT.

7 women have been scarred for life from this scenario, and probably will have trust issues with everyone they ever meet, because he needed to feed his ego? He needed a ‘backup plan’ before he left the woman that loved him?

This man is… what’s the word I’m looking for here?