I have a job interview today. Waiting for my Metro Mobility bus to pick me up. Tell you how it goes later.
So now it is later: My bus came at 09:30 to take me to Eagan. I guess a short explanation why I take metro Mobility bus would be in order.
In mid September 2012 I was trimming trees in my backyard. I fell and hit my head on the ground. I got up and went about my work. About 3 weeks later, due to the injury which I left untreated, I had a stroke which put me in United Hospital, St. Paul for 2 weeks. This was followed by 4 weeks of Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy. My neurologist cleared me to return to my place of work on December 6th, 2013.
The brain injury I sustained damaged the Occipital nerve which meant that my vision was severely impaired. As a result, I was no longer able to drive.
The Regional Vice President of Sales, the Regional Director of Operations and my General Manager took this opportunity to replace me. That’s why I am looking for work and why I take bus to attend my interviews.
Anyway, the interview went well. Did not get the job. The search continues.
I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking.
When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that".
A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans.
One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat.
The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.