So if y'all haven't been stalking chat, my current life excitement is that I applied for a job much more closely related to what I want to ultimately do with my life. That would put me as one on a team of 7. My current role has me running 3 county-wide programs myself and gives me a ton of responsibility and freedom. The new role is with the same health department, same pay, pretty much the same people. Not any different in those realms.
I went and talked to my current boss on Monday and let him know I applied and how his job might help me achieve my long term goals. He was basically like it won't which isn't true it offers a ton of good experience and skills, just not direct experience. But I told him that and he kinda understood it. I asked him to look into a title and pay grade increase so he's theoretically doing that. He also said he'd be open to exploring how to incorporate my life goals into the job. He does like me a lot so I know he'd write me a great recommendation. I love the freedoms and independence the current role offers. I think I might be leaning towards that but I fear that also relies on my boss getting his shit together and one of the reasons I have so much freedom is because he doesn't have his shit together. Missing 3/4 supervisors (with the one not missing hired a few weeks ago and adjusting) and in general has shit staff that only do the absolute minimum (the fucks won't help with pandemic response in the middle of a pandemic, but it makes me look better sooo...). So he's busy babysitting all of them while also trying to be the head of all of an entire 35 person team with almost no supervisors.
In other news Portugal the Man released a new song:
Love their activism around indigenous people and cultures.
I'm also thinking about learning French. MSF is a French organization and most of their work is in their former colonies which speak a ton of French. Also considering European master's degree because cheaper and then I can become an EU citizen which makes traveling there a lot easier. And France has arguably the best healthcare system in the world so I am considering there.