Well, after taking some time to process it, I guess I can go ahead and say (officially) that I am not going to the police academy this year. I just wasn’t high enough on the list, I guess. But the people involved in the process have been highly encouraging and supportive towards me, and so I will make another effort whenever they put together another class, either later this year or early next year.
In the meantime, it has been a humbling experience to get back into the job hunt full-time. And to be honest, a little depressing. But since I am Mr. Silver Lining, I am trying to find the bright side of the experience and move on.
So there’s a few things I am doing to keep myself entertained while I continue the (seemingly eternal) job hunt.
I am still cooking. Lots of new and interesting things from various medieval cookbooks and some things from more modern cookbooks. Yesterday I made dinner for a small group of friends and they all loved it.* And sometimes I spring things on Kelly, too. Usually those turn out well, but I still have much to learn about preparing Indian food properly. Much more practice needed.
Since it’s good for both physical and mental well-being, I am trying to get back into a regular exercise routine. Today I went over to the rec center and used an elliptical and a stationary bike for a while. Man, I am out of shape. But it’s a start. And it felt good.
When I can I am going to continue to try doing new things and broaden my horizons in little steps. Good thing I work for the library, because I would be in there a lot anyway just looking for new things to read (not to mention DVDs and the occasional audio book).
Hopefully at some point things will indeed get better. And since Rerun is back to his normal self, and Scratch will now let us trim his nails without struggling at all (!!!) some things, however little, are getting better already. I’ll take what I can get.
* Later on one of them got sick, possibly from an allergic reaction to something in one of the dishes I made since she is the only one who got sick and she has lots of food allergies.