At my first job at Big Media Corp I was hourly (the more senior staff were generally salaried) and overtime was awesome. Made pulling long shifts on breaking news days palatable. Been salaried at other jobs since.
"Picking a subject that interests us is only one way to pick a career. I think it is equally, if not more important, to think about what we actually like to do all day." Yes, yes and yes. I am trying to get my partner to think about work/career in these terms (since he doesn't have a burning passion). Eg, he doesn't like to be alone, sit still, etc. Me, I am the total opposite (leave me in a back room by myself please!)
I am the supportive partner in B. Joint decision, but still, it's been and still is freaking hard. Didn't expect the job search to last thins long.
I will also plug another blog: Poor Girl Eats Well :)
Right now, I am the Michael in our relationship. Busy at work, supporting us both, feeling overwhelmed by depression about our future, trying to keep it together myself, not make him feel guilty and worthless for not having a job right now. Sadly I'm just not able to provide him with any emotional support right now, I don't have the capacity. This really resonated with me - thank you.
"Making the choice to live in available housing isn’t the same as wanting it." YES. I hate the fact I do not have a full kitchen. Hate it (we are foodies who can't really afford to be foodies).
I know Auckland doesn't get anywhere near as cold as NYC but we still need minimum temperatures indoors - it's a HEALTH thing. Alas, there are no laws around this. Grr.
I'm no good with sandwiches. I'm just not. Unless it's like, peanut butter. If I want a decent one with all the goods, I just buy it. I'm over the mental thing about buying sandwiches.
Grisham was an early one for me too (maybe in those Reader's Digest compilations with 4 books each?) I was reading Mills and Boon at 6/7 - not sure why the adults in my life were okay with that. Maybe they didn't know what they were. (Found them in my grandmother's house)
I pay $99 for internet. At least we now have unlimited internet packages - until this year basically every consumer plan had data caps. Sigh. And don't even get me started on the lack of insulation in NZ houses.