5.18.2009

Portland in a paragraph

Turns out that Oregon currently has the second highest rate of unemployment in the country. I'd been holding out to write a blog post telling of my great news of a lucrative job, but since, despite great efforts, that doesn't seem to be happening, I will post a picture of this really awesome pig I made out of two knit gloves. He's wearing a turtleneck.

I have decided that while I can't work for money, I can certainly volunteer. I have my first doula job with a woman from Mexico who doesn't speak any english and I am going to work in the migrant camps once a week, doing health care stuff. I am also working on making my own toy business with things to sell at the Saturday's market. If pig starts looking a little better, he will be there too.

Portland is beautiful. I love it here. I miss people all the time of course, but I have a nice sense of peace in knowing that we are all doing good things and will see each other again.

12 comments:

Christopher Allman said...

man, the northwest sure is a bummer in terms of jobs right now. My girlfriend marissa spent about 5 months, applying every single day until she found a job. now she has one and it is good. NOt to be a downner about jobs though. I feel optimistic about your ability to find a job. you are well qualified and have many talents. WHat brings you to the northwest anyway? mayhaps someday our paths will cross? maybe I will go back to church and be your bishop?

k. double-u. said...

I'm glad that you're still making and doing good, important things. Making money isn't everything. Good luck!

Erin Jane said...
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Erin Jane said...

oops that last comment was from me... my name is Erin Jane, I am friends with Heather and Annie Link... I live in Portland too! We should be friends? Why did you move here?

Erin Jane said...

Hey Ashley Mae! I live a little outside of the city but I work at Anthropologie in North East, sort of near Saturday Market area. I think I am going to move closer to there at the end of the summer. call me if you need a friend to go do stuff with! 360 910 5038

charla said...

I'm going on job interview #4 today - Provo isn't so hot for the jobsearch either. I'm actually really pumped about the idea of being a secretary for a pediatrics office. Fingers crossed.

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Bayley Brook said...

i like your pig

Brooke Stoneman said...

you are alive! I miss you so!

Jendar said...

i will be graduating in may and im already thinking of places where I would move in case I dont find anything in nyc. i thought of Portland, because I hear is so great. anyway, ill send good karma your way so that you may find a good job.

Lindsey P said...

AHH! jobs! so scary, i'll just stay in school so i don't have to be rejected by a million employers, oh wait, i hate school. what's a girl to do?

i miss you lots and lots. love your pig. remember how we were going to sell things at farmers market but i always flaked? i'mma try again this year if i ever have a saturday off. love you, hope things are going well.

ZLB said...

dearest ashmae. pretty please update your blog cause i miss you. xoxo