Back to Blogging and a Job!

March 9, 2013

No, not a blow job you filthy-minded bloggie.

Back to BLOGGING se dijo!

… I hope. I miss this land, so I’ll try to blog again, por lo menos un poco, no?

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Yep, my hiatus has dragged longer than I expected, and you may have noticed–especially you, my long time followers– that I’ve been mostly out of the blogging radar, but I come bearing good gifts. These gifts are for myself though. ha (sorry) I’ll get some for you soon.

I’ve still tried to keep in touch with some of you who I’ve become friends with, but I also miss the other other buddies on here, all of you fellow bloggers and readers. With that said, I don’t think this post is going to be structured, so bare with me.

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Uh one…

Two…

Three and to the four!

Five, six, seven eight and to the nine!

Nine numbers.

It’s fuckin’ amazing what nine numbers will do for you. Nine little numbers!

The lack of nine little numbers had been the lack of a key for my ball and chain. And now I got it, though I still have a few chains on me. At least one has been released.

What the hell am I talking about?

My Social Security number, the one thing that makes you somewhat of a “person” here in the states. Yep, I FINALLY got my social security number. Twenty-two and a half years living in the states and I finally have one. It specifically states that I’m only under “work authorization” though. Funny how a number will make you a person, like the 14th Amendment made black slaves five fifths of a person instead of four fifths of a person.

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Anywho, back in July, when I wrote about Obama signing an executive order for deferred action for childhood arrivals, back when I nearly peed and shit my pants in disbelief and excitement, I still doubted this day would come. Barred from everything, even being able to “legally” work had worsened my depression. Who wouldn’t be down after graduating college, after becoming the family’s first generation college grad, and THEN having no job because you can’t “legally” get employed. Not having any money, hardly any for rent because of nine little numbers. You’d be blue rightfully so. But I was more than blue. And you long-time-bloggie-friends know how much beyond blue.

I was in hell. And now I’m out of hell. Been so for a few months now. So I’m out of hell and… and… in a job!

Yep, so back in January, I actually got my “work authorization card” (in the back of the card it reads: “This card is not evidence of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residence”). But I didn’t get around to blogging about it. And when I finally spent a day at the SSI office and all that jizzazz, I didn’t write about it either. But I REALLY wanted to. I REALLY did!

So much has been changing though. I’m exhausted.

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About a day or two BEFORE my social security number aka SSI card arrived in the mail (peed my pants again), I had a job interview. Yep BEFORE. I’m a hustler. And thanks to a lovely friend. Love you. And I was called back the same day! The boss fella wanted me to work right away. Of course, I had to go through all this logistical shit, background check and whatnot. I even got asked why I’m not a “legal permanent resident” by HR. Face palm ten times!

So here I am now. Two weeks into work. I just finished my second week this Thursday. It’s part time,so I only go into the office three days a week. That’s ok though,  because considering my physical and mental conditions, part-time is more than enough for me to handle. Don’t think I could handle more, at least not right now. Besides, I’m free to freelance now! I’ve been on elance, odesk, freelancer.com and all those sites preppin’ up my portfolio. I even started a new blog related to my profession!

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So where is P putting her skills to practice? At a community college. I’m working at one of the largest community colleges around here in the states. I’m at the PR department of the regional city-wide college system. I’m kind of like the multimedia girl. Video editing, photography, graphics and design. I’ll be doing a little writing too, mostly technical.

It’s been a hectic two weeks but I’m proud of myself. Damn proud.

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11 Responses to “Back to Blogging and a Job!”

  1. the howler and me said

    YAY!!!!!!
    I am soooo frickin’ happy for you P!
    HIGH-FIVE!

  2. Hey. Welcome back and congrats on the employment!
    You should be proud! It’s also great to have a job in a field you enjoy – I’m assuming you enjoy that field of work, from what I’ve read on your blog it seems a good fit for this mouse.

    Stay well!

  3. Glad you’re back! And gainfully employed, even. I used to work for a community college (before I got laid off), so I know how wonderful and frustrating it can be. Yay, you!

  4. I’m going to be a smart aleck here. Slaves were actually counted as 3/5 of a person. So that’s even more of a jump (and even less of an initial status).

    Yay, I work at a community college, too! And congrats! That’s very exciting news!

  5. DeeDee said

    Hurray, fantastic for you! Glad to hear things are moving along in a good direction.

  6. lyxia said

    C’est magnifique, wonderful, wunderbar. When I got my first 9 numbers (yah nine in canada too) I knew I was free. It was different from you of course, but the pressure was released. Good on the job, blow jobs pay more though I think 😉 LOL. I am kinda depressed so have little strength to read your blog, so here Im going to wish you tout ce qu il y a de mieux, les planetes, la lune, le soleil, l amour, l amitie, tout tout tout, everything and todo and i love you crazy fighter. xxx

  7. Shari said

    Congratulations! – strange how a piece of paper made you legit

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