Wednesday, March 25, 2009

graphic

In a graphic display of vulnerability and weakness, I called Stephen on March 10th. In tears. I hadn't heard from him since his expressway breakup phone call, and I lost my shit. He talked me down from my emotional ledge, and we're in occasional contact now. Healthy contact. His perspective: things are parked, but not over. My perspective: I'll probably never forget that he chose career over love. I'm going out on dates with other guys, but it might be too soon.

In a rare moment of clarity and focus, I decided on an action plan for returning to school (and ultimately work) — graphic design. I'm working with my Second Career counsellor to get everything in place. With any luck, I'll be starting a 28-week program at a Toronto graphic design school in July.

So, despite my unemployed status, my time is taken up with research and prep work.* I'm behind in my blog reading. (Sorry.)

* oh, who am I kidding? I'm still addicted to television, Internet gay pr0n, and Facebook

9 comments:

Jack said...

Graphic design's a great idea!!
Good luck, man. I hope you find a new dude sooner than later, too.

Dead Robot said...

Good luck (on both fronts). Remember drop down menus are ok if used in a logical manner.

Tom Gaylord said...

awwwwwwwwwww xxx :) I too have done the hysterical phone call to the ex..... We're but Human Mr!:)

Tom Gaylord said...

hey you just missed my nwe post about turning 30! haha

Jason said...

If these chickens can do it, so can you.

Snooze said...

I'm glad to read he came through for you in your moment of need and panic. Even better to read that you are looking ahead for YOU.

RodTO said...

Graphic Design sounds really great! I should go to school for it too. Good luck in the love front :)

Phronk said...

Man, emotions make us do crazy things. We've all been there.

But yeah, glad you're working on something new. Graphic design is awesome and makes the world a more beautiful place.

sirbarrett said...

That's exciting! Like you're making a new start! I feel all life crisis-sy, like I don't know where to go from here, but seeing that someone can be unemployed and doing new things is inspiring. The fact that you can date even though you're not even sure if you should makes me jealous. I know I need a date but can't get one!