Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Not A Bum and Other Stories

It's time for a less serious post I think. A more me centered post. I'm an official employee at my workplace now. No more am I a temp. I'm not a bum anymore! Yay! That makes me happy. Not that I ever really was a bum. I figure that as long as you're at least looking for a job you are not a bum.

I dreamt last night that I was sculpting back at the 'Dale with my old sculpting teacher. He's an internationally renowned sculptor and an excellent teacher to have. I'm sad that I do not live close enough to take more classes from him, or be an apprentice sculptor. I really need to get back to doing that. I feel kind of listless and sad most of the time. I think part of the reason for that is having to wait to take sculpting again. I always got rid of a lot of stress in the sculpting studio. I could be in there for hours and hours just working slowly and I would forget the time and whatever was making me mad and everything. It got me away from reading, papers, studying and extra things I had to do and made me forget that those things were piling up. I just need to be able to do that.

Writing is nice but it doesn't help in the same way as sculpting. Writing is not as absorbing. And I just type. I like the feel of clay in my hands and, despite it's sulfurous qualities, I even like the smell of it.

I thought that I could go back and start sculpting during the second summer session. But I don't think I'll be a state resident until July and the session starts in June. That's probably a no-go. Maybe I can start with the fall semester. It seems so long to wait!


Amber said...

I know what you mean. It seemed easier to...believe it or not, I'm not sure I do...easier to block stuff out at school, maybe beacuse it was so essential to get away a little bit. Now, it just seems as though I shouldn't be stressed anyway, and there are always things I should get up and do, rather than sit and read or knit. I've gone kinda crazy with knitting lately, which is fun, but not entirely stress free either, when I'm trying to learn new skills. I am hoping my schedule will go back to something I am more familiar with when I get back to school...

Xana Ender said...

Congratulations on being an employee!

Tracy said...

I remember seeing a 'temp' at IKEA who was required to wear a shirt that read:

Temporary Employee - Please do not ask me any difficult questions.

Honestly, I felt bad for the people who had to wear those shirts. Why not put a bicycle helmet on them too to complete their humiliation? Sheesh.

Esther said...

That's terrible. Here, everyone just knows when you're a temp. Nobody is as friendly to temps because they don't think we'll be around very long. Since changing to a more permanent status I have become rather popular and people come to me with all kinds of questions. They also finally started putting my name on my inter-office mail instead of somebody else's name. And they send emails pertaining to my work to me instead of to other people. It's great.