These past few months have just been one new chapter after another in this new exciting journey of my life.
I have worked from home for the past 15 years as a medical transcriptionist. At times, it has been a very well-paying job. That has diminished more and more in the most recent years with changes within the job description. A lot of companies outsource to other countries, specifically India. There was one hospital I was working for a couple of years ago, as an example, I worked making 10 cents a line. (I am paid by the line, not by the hour.) So, for each file I typed, I made 10 cents on a standard 65-character line. The hospital/company took the account away from us (It was a hospital in the Tampa, Florida area) and outsourced it to India, where the exact same job I was doing now got paid 2 cents a line. Compare 10 cents a line to 2 cents a line.
But I digress!
It’s been 15 years for me since I really had to deal with people if I didn’t want to, so it will be different. I will be training at a hospital for potentially up to a year. That seems like such a long time!
And especially, considering, winter is coming! (cue Games of Thrones music) Last winter, I so enjoyed sitting in my Corner and watching the snow out the window, watching it gather on the limbs of the evergreen trees. And I’m that person that thinks…if I live to be 100, I will only see 100 winters, so I don’t want to waste a single one. And I spent 36 years in Georgia, where it rarely snowed. So, the way I look at it, I have a lot of winters and a lot of snow to make up for! (Here’s hoping Mother Nature reads my blog and takes this into consideration.)
I know it will be good for me though. I have become quite the introvert.
I also think it will be nice that when I get off work, I am done. No more working longer hours than necessary just to meet a line count that seems to be more unobtainable than is should be due to company politics. I think that is one thing I am really looking forward to.
Plus, I have the kittens to come home too now as well. They are growing sooo much. They will be 9 weeks old tomorrow, so we have had them 2 weeks but I swear, I think they are twice the size they were when we got them. And what great little personalities! Their names are Lily and Luna but I told Tom if the Red Sox won the World Series, we could name them Sox, so it’s Lily Sox and Luna Sox. Lily is really talkative. She meows a lot, sometimes like she is responding to you talking to her. Very cute! Luna likes to be held when she is falling asleep. She seems to more of a people cat (is that a thing?) They both greatly enjoy sitting on Tom’s desk watching his computer screen, or sitting in my lap watching my laptop screen when we are playiing games. I don’t know if it’s the bright colors or just the movement they see, but they can be quite entertained (and entertaining for us watching them!)
I have spent very limited days away from Storm so I worry about him and his separation anxiety, but I hope it all goes well. It could potentially be a great opportunity for me! I will miss my Corner too, but it’s kind of awesome that I have a Corner to come home too. I haven’t really had that before now!
Until next time,