February 20th, 2021
I’m beyond excited to tell you that today’s Weekly Wrap is absolutely packed with good news. And it has cat pictures to boot! Does it get any better than this? Probably not, tbh.
Life Beyond the Blog
You guys, I did it. I got a NEW JOB!
I’ve been trying for a while to get a job that would be kinder to my mental health and better for a few other reasons, and as of this week, I have it! I’ll be around animals, in an office environment, and my job also qualifies me to receive a COVID vaccine soon! Basically, it’s the dream.
But the real cherry on top? There’s an office cat named Garbanzo Beans, and we are BEST FRIENDS.
First day at the new job, and the office cat approves of me! He sat here purring for a good few minutes even though we were strangers. Definitely my new favorite coworker. 🥰 pic.twitter.com/b4yM1ncxl8
— Meaghan @ Hail & Well Read 💛 (@hailandwellread) February 17, 2021
Becoming Beans’ coworker is pretty much the highlight of my entire existence, and even though I’ve only been on the job two days, we’re besties. He knows he can sit on my lap and get super comfy. Just like he knows one of my coworkers will catch him if he forgets about gravity and rolls off the counter, like he did the other morning.
Sweet Mr. Garbanzo Beans is a friendly boy, and he has major Orange Cat Syndrome, where not a single brain cell fires in that little noggin of his. 🥰
Other than that, though, nothing has happened! I haven’t had time to read or relax very much since I’ve been training at the new job and working at the old one. Funny how much that fills up the schedule, but in this case, I think it’s going to be so worth it. 🧡
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
Next week is likely to be a lot like this week: working at the old job AND the new job. I doubt I’ll have time to catch up on very much (even though I desperately need to go blog hopping; I miss you all!), but at least it’s for a really awesome reason.
On the off chance I can squeeze in some spare time, I’m going to do as much blogging stuff as possible, just to keep from getting overwhelmed through this transition. Plus, the blog’s third birthday is coming, and I want to be around for that, not on hiatus! Birthdays are too fun to miss!
Overall, I’ve had a blast of a week, and I hope you have too. And while I have you, please considering donating to mutual aid networks in Texas! This winter weather is no joke, especially since the state isn’t prepared for that kind of drastic cold, and people need help ASAP. Truth be told, they’ll probably need help after things warm up, too. @DemSocialists on Twitter has a thread of groups that could use assistance, whether in the form of money or volunteers, and some of the replies list other groups doing valuable work.
Do you want to help Texans living without power, heat and now water and food? Mutual aid and solidarity is stronger than charity. Here are mutual aid groups that can use financial and volunteer help now:
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) February 17, 2021
I wish you a warm and safe week, friends, and I’ll see you next Weekly Wrap. 💛