I went to a networking event today and much to my surprise, it went well. There was a speaker there and he made us practice our 30 second commercial. I was barely functioning on roughly 3 hours of sleep. It was past 4 AM when I finally dozed off. My alarm beeped frantically at 6AM. I slept for another hour, showered, grabbed breakfast and made it there on time.
It was good to sit down and listen to someone who spoke so well on a topic he was so passionate about. He had a slide deck of about 10 slides but used them for reference only. It felt more like a chat than a lecture. After the lecture was over, I stayed behind with 2 people who were at my table. We chatted about our work, gave each other encouragement, shared some laughs and promised to connect on LinkedIn. The 3 of us are introverts. I mentioned that I had to be outgoing at all my jobs and I just viewed it as my role. It’s similar to what an actor does I suppose.
When I got home, I was a bit tired but I didn’t nap. After dinner I thought I would be very sleepy but I puttered around LinkedIn a bit, did a load of laundry, made some muesli for tomorrow and kept one eye on the baseball game (the Toronto Blue Jays won…). Tomorrow will be working on my resume and building my goals and a project plan with dates and milestones.
There is one hitch. J and I were talking about another trip to Asia. At first I thought this would not be a good idea. But I do want to take advantage of the “free time” I have now. If I found a job, I won’t have the seniority to take a long vacation. But if I go on a trip, I have to figure out how to deal with my job search and of course money.