What a rollercoaster month this was. At the start of November, I was still incredibly stressed and tired by my cat’s ill health. I was constantly worrying about her, fretting that every time she closed her eyes, they would never open again.
My birthday was coming up too, and that always brings me a bit of melancholy. In the past few years I’ve had little inclination to make plans for my birthday, aside from a nice meal, a movie, and maybe some video games. With Botchok sick, I felt even less inclined to celebrate life.
The Horse and His Boy at Meralco Theater
Still, there were some bright spots. I found out that our friend Maronne was performing in a stage adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, and that it was opening the day before my birthday.
Next to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, HHB is my favorite among the Narnia books. When drowning in work, I remind myself of a line from the book, “If you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.”
I was thinking of buying tickets, so that we could watch the show on my birthday. To my happy surprise, an old friend messaged me, asking if I wanted tickets for the opening night. Of course I said yes! Not only did I get to watch the show for free, with fellow Narnians, but I also met Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis. I also got to write about it for GMA News Online. I blogged about it here.
… was spent playing Eldritch Horror with my family!
Botchok passed away
The most difficult thing to happen this year was my Botchok’s passing. I was expecting it, to be honest, but it still cut like a knife when she finally left me.
I still miss her every day.
Ward Howell recruitment
Pretty much everyone has an account on LinkedIn.
I was surprised to find that recruitment firms really do scour the site for prospective candidates. It was in November that I got a message on my account, with a job offer. It turned out to be an interesting position, and that led to interviews.
And now, I have a job! (Well, I’m a consultant.) So yeah, apparently LinkedIn works!
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