I’ve decided to take a post simply to mention some of the things going on in my life at the moment. My life isn’t just severed arms and giant mutant killer jungle ants, you know. Normal things happen to me occasionally.
I’ve settled in Indiana and found a job working with mentally handicapped men. Eight men live in the house in which I work. The other staff and I assist them with their day-to-day activities, from eating meals to taking medicine. There’s also paperwork. Tons of paperwork. Thousands of pounds of paperwork. (I exaggerate for effect, but you get the idea.) Other responsibilities include cooking, cleaning and making sure the residents stay out of trouble.
The job is proving to be satisfying and interesting. It’s definitely never boring!
In the long term, I hope to find work as an editor or a professional writer. Teaching English is another possibility, though I’d prefer to write. Words, unlike students, usually do what I tell them to do. In addition to professional writing or editing, I’d love to write short stories and novels.
I hope to move into an apartment of my own within a few weeks. After so many months in transition, it will be a relief to be settled in one place until further notice.
When I checked out apartments, I forgot to ask whether typewriter monkeys are allowed. Are they technically considered residents or pets? I’ll have to ask.