It’s been a long while since my last post and a whole lot of things happened in that time. First of all, in October I moved over to the wonderful city of Oulu, which is full of awesome people, nature, and space to breathe. It is also freezing cold but that’s only a minor downside compared to much good this place does to my soul.
Since posting the cry for help a few days ago, it’s been heart-warming to see how many of my friends and acquaintances have jumped in to link relevant job offers, introduce me to possible employers and simply offer words of advice and support. Even people I generally don’t talk to all that much have chipped in, which has certainly restored my faith in networking – something I thought wasn’t really all that effective in real life despite the hype. I have been proven wrong.
The world apparently doesn’t think I’m having it hard enough. It took me a long time to muster the strength to start making changes in my life, and just as everything sort of seemed to brighten up…
…it hit me. My income (well, unemployment benefit) will quite soon drop dramatically, while at the same time my living expenses go up due to having to pay off mortgage again – and considering I only survived this far by constantly borrowing money, this is obviously not good. The situation leaves me with very few choices: either I get a job now or I’ll have to pack up and sell the place. Might even have to sell the place nevertheless, since said job could well be in a location that doesn’t mix well with where I live.