Jobs, languages, and the people who love them.

April 6, 2009 at 2:18 PM | Posted in 9-5, Parlez-vous? | Leave a comment
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I’m sure I’m not alone in the world in holding a lot of anger and frustration at trying to find a job.

I voluntarily left my job at a flower shop because of my failing eyesight and loss of interest in flowers.

I had a few arrangements come back because the people did not like them. I had a hard time seeing the big picture of the arrangement, I had to stand back far to see it as a whole. My lack of periferal vision was affecting my work.

I also had to be on my feet all day, I bump into things, knock things over, and even fall over, because I can’t see what’s around me.

I try not to be resentful, but one thing my husband said a while back is sticking with me. He said something about me paying more attention to my surroundings. That makes me a little angry as I can’t. I can’t do anything quickly if I have to spend a few moments moving my head looking at everything in a room to make sure I don’t bump or fall. Even if I do there are some things I miss. I can not see everything.

I now have to take that into consideration when looking for a job. I can’t drive while it is dark, or even when the sun is just setting. The city bus does not go south enough to be near my apartment. Taxis are expensive, and my husband can’t take me everywhere.

This is part of the reason I am taking the Braille course, hopefully work will come from that.

I need more schooling as well. I have an art degree but that doesn’t hardly get you anywhere nowadays. I would love to be working with languages. I have an extensive French background  (but I haven’t been using it very much now that my interest of Japanese has taken over.)

I can translate from home but I would like more schooling with the languages and I would love to do immersion training. It has been almost 14 years since I’ve been abroad and I have wanderlust. The world is calling and my eyes are holding me back. i know I should not let it hold me down but it is difficult. It’s hard to get around those limitations.


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