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May 10, 2005 at 12:45 PM

I had a hard time waking up this morning and eating breakfast. Pushing the crud from my eyes and brain to get into motion. The cold chill after getting out of lukewarm bathwater helped. Granola sugar cereal put me back down. Coffee isn't appealing for the first time in my life. I have a doctor appointment and then I have an interview for a job like I've never had before, one that comes with a lot of confustions and decisions. I'm hoping they will work with me and let me do part time so I don't have to discontinue all medical care. Then there is loss of benefits. I got a job at Burger king yesterday. Today I apply for a government job. In between I practice my violin and work for auditions and try to figure out what it is I'm going for and when it should happen. After the interviw, I'm going to walk around downtown until I get unlost and find the public library. There is a free Brahms Trio playing there at noon. That is my reward for having guts. And I'm trying to quit smoking, mostly unsucessfully. I"ve done a great job of cutting in half and going from reds to lights and have faithfully used my plastic tar catching thing. Anyhow. I"ll get back on later. Last night I was slashing through the part of hte Shosty 2 first mvt. that has the unaccompanied duality going on. That is what I was meant to do. I have to keep that in mind so that if things don't work out in other arenas, it isn't detrimental. K.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on May 10, 2005 at 4:32 PM
Jennifer, I advise you to be very, very careful about telling your potential employer about your medical issues. Better still, don't mention them at all. It could cost you the job and/or health insurance. Discrimination is illegal but it happens all the time. I suggest that you say that you want to work part time because you're dedicated to playing, maybe teaching, violin.

I'm so glad that you found my blog entry and photo helpful. I wish you the best of luck with your doctor and your job interview.

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