I’ve been writing about everything I have been up to this week, and I realized I forgot something. That led me to start thinking about hobbies and the job hunt.
Some of you know that for the last 17 years, my major hobby has been Medieval re-enactment, as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. I do a lot of things as part of that hobby, and many of them involve job skills. It’s funny to be applying for event-planning and fund-raising jobs and doing the same thing on a volunteer basis for a non-profit organization. (Yes, those things find their way to my resume.)
This week, I have been doing a lot of planning of a major fund-raising auction at a big event we are having this weekend. It’s great to have skills you can share.
I have also had a lot more time to get to the library, both for job-search reading and personal reading and DvDs. My wife and I are up to Season Six on NCIS, and I’ve seen a fair few Bones as well. Good planning allowed me to get the new Jim Butcher book from the library a couple of days after its release. Alas, I am not finding time to read all these things.
One other thought. I am hoping to be able to do more photography, partly because it’s a marketable skill, but mostly because I enjoy it. Here is some of my photography, which will be especially useful for those who are curious about my Medieval hobby. I am very happy with Flickr.