Why do I keep forgetting The Hunger Site
exists? It's awesome. And gnnnnh, so much awesome lovely free trade stuff. aaaa need next paycheck so I can further use my powers of consumerism for good!! /clicks everything
...You know, I am honestly pretty okay with my life and my place in the world right now. I don't want to get too redundant with my previous post, but aside from the fact that I'm employed/decently paid/more socially comfortable/etc., I'm actually kind of surprised at how good I feel about this job. I don't exactly come to work every night with a spring in my step and a song in my heart, but it's a very cozy gig for me, and it is
directly affecting someone's life for the better.
(I did mention it, but more specifics: I work as a nighttime caregiver for a lady with Alzheimer's who lives in a condo not far from my house. She can't live independently anymore, but her family is adamant that she be enabled to live in her own home for as long as possible. Which she can do just fine, as long as there's someone around to take care of her. My neighbor is employed as her daytime caretaker to that end, and it's through her that I got this job when the need for a nighttime caretaker opened up. Basically, I sit in her house and make sure she's safe and okay and that nothing explodes.)
Part of it is the relief of just being employed at all
and thus feeling much, much less useless as an adult in this world, but I do feel pretty good about the fact that my job directly does someone good, even if it's just one person.
... and then I can take the money I earn here and buy more stuff on the Hunger Site, thus doing further good for more people. 8D I like this cycle.