I Don’t Want to Work; I Just Want to Bang on My Blog All Day


Much as I love having time to write and read blogs and to tweet and all that other fun cyberworld stuff, I am very happy to tell you that I’m going to be spending less time on here.


wait for it…

drum roll please…

I got the job!

Yes, THAT job.

The job that I thought was not mine to be had, after getting a very generic “thanks but no thanks” rejection email.  The job that had initially filled me with excitement, then stress, then nerves, then disappointment.  The job that I wanted for some undefinable and indescribable reason, although the fact that I’ll get to wear sneakers and exercise clothes does factor in:)  The job that had me, rather than just taking “no” for an answer, writing a “thank you and, oh, by the way I’m still interested if you change your mind” letter.  (And, yes, the manager did specifically tell me, “I’m glad that you sent that letter.”)  The job that I had mentally moved past and pretty much stopped thinking about.  That job!

As my dad would have said, “Just shows to go ya!”  And Oprah might suggest I brought it to myself with the law of attraction.  Whatever.  I’m going to try my darnedest to stop over-thinking it and stop rehashing my phone conversations with the manager and stop doing anything other than sharing my news and allowing myself to be excited for just a bit longer before the anticipated “new job jitters” set in.  Okay, truth – I’ve already got them!

I don’t know when I start working but I go in Monday morning to fill out (what I am told will be pages and pages of) paperwork.  My hours will vary, so I don’t know those either.  (But somewhere between 10-30 each week.)  And, until yesterday when I got my official “I’d like to offer you a job” follow-up to the Wednesday’s “Are you still interesting in working here” phone call, I had absolutely no idea how much the job would pay!  (Very little but at least more than minimum wage.)  And I do know that once my clothing discount kicks in I will have to stock up so that I have something to wear to work.  There goes my first (and maybe more) paycheck!

I suspect that my life is about to change.

Against my nature, my glass today really is half-full:)

So… in anticipation, I just wanted to let you know I’ll still be around… here, on your blogs, a tweet or two now and then, but I don’t know when and I don’t know how often.  So, to quote a different song in closing, “Don’t worry, be happy.”  (Keep saying it, Karen, keep thinking it.  Shake off the jitters.  Remember, you want this.)

P.S. Not posting this (or anything) on my “regular” Thursday was an intentional exercise for me to see how I’d feel being flexible and not on a schedule.  I felt antsy!  And not at all sure I like it.  But this will be good for me – letting go, going with the flow, loosening up, laying back:)




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64 responses to “I Don’t Want to Work; I Just Want to Bang on My Blog All Day

  1. Congratulations! Good things come to those who do not simply wait, eh? ^^

  2. Miz


  3. Ewa

    And I was beginning to lose faith in the law of attraction.
    Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  4. Michele @ Within Reach

    I love seemingly (though I know is was not) spontaneous nature of posting this as a departure from the prior routine. Totally excited to see where this leads on a personal level.

  5. Oh, that’s so great Karen! I’m not at all surprised… you will be fantastic!



  6. Congrats!! You will be great. Soon it will feel like a routine and I think you will have lots of fun and enjoy it.

  7. I KNEW you’d get this job…I just knew it!! Congrats to you. Have fun and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  8. That’s awesome! So I guess the other person didn’t pull through?


    • I didn’t ask but my impression from our conversation is that the person originally hired (who I guess had retail experience that I didn’t) is there now. This is an added position, an extra salesperson.

  9. Wonderful news, congratulations Karen on your new job.

  10. Woo Hoo! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations Karen! I’m so happy for you. I know the feelings you’ve been going through lately. The same thing is happening with me regarding jobs and interviews and rejections and second interviews etc.
    I will keep thinking positive!
    Go get ’em!

  12. Hurray!
    Just enjoy yourself. The clothes, the human contact, the adventure!
    I’m really happy they were smart enough to hire you.

  13. YIPPPEE!! I am so happy for you Karen! Keep enjoying the excitement! I can’t wait to hear more about this chapter in your life! BIG HUG!!!

  14. YAY! Congratulations. They’re very lucky to have chosen you. Just think of all the blog material you’ll get working there. Not to mention the new gear. I’m smiling here; very happy for you.

  15. Congratulations … hope you have a great time.

  16. Karen – how exciting!!!! See, you are awesome!!!!! Congrats!

    I want to hear all about it let all your other readers! I am so happy for you!!!!!!

  17. Roz@weightingfor50

    Congratulations Karen. I’m SO excited for you!!!!!! Celebrate by doing something special this weekend. HUGS!!

  18. Congrats! I love that you took the time to write a thanks, but I’m still interested type of note to them. I wouldn’t have thought to do that, and I’m so glad it paid off!

  19. Wow! That’s great. I’d love to have a job 10 to 30 hours a week that wasn’t the usual glued to the computer position. Since I was laid off, 16 months ago, I’ve looked on Craig’s List to see if anything has come up but I’ve found that about 98% of those jobs are pure phony baloney.

    • I’ve looked on there too and even subscribed to one particular category of jobs in my feed. (The field I used to work in; they don’t post often.)

  20. That is fantastc news, Karen! They are lucky to have you! Mazel Tov! 🙂

  21. Jan

    Congratulations on your new adventure! Cannot wait to hear how life in the work force goes for you (as one who contemplates – kinda – some sort of return to wages).

  22. WOOOOHOOOO! That is so fantastic!! Congratulations!

  23. Amazing how things turn out – congratulations!!!

  24. Hey Karen, we are missing you already LOL!! Congrats!!!

  25. Hey!! Are you doing this just to rub my nose in how much I’ve missed from your blog (and others’) in the past few weeks?!? Congratulations! I hope you’ll have a lot of fun stories to tell us about your experience. (Now I really have to get back to reading the blogs!) Good luck, Karen.

  26. Good! Very new age 🙂 If you csn let go of something you will often receive it!

  27. You know – I’m not a bit surprised that you got this. But I AM delighted for you!!!! It just all seems like the next right thing, because, well…it is the next thing! I actually thought it would come to you at a later time – not quite this soon!! Congrats!!!!!

  28. Congratulations!!! You are going to love going back to work! Part time is perfect!!! Good luck!

  29. Yay!

    Sometimes you have to just get over yourself eh? I am so happy for you!

    Yep. Your life is about to change. In the direction you chose. You get the wheel. You choose the course.


  30. A huge…serious…amazing…congratulations to you!!!!!

  31. Congratulations Karen! I’m happy and excited for you. Have fun in your new adventure.

  32. KarenJ

    Congratulations Karen! I always feel is something is meant to be, it will work out. I work 46 hours a week (scheduled) with no flexibility at all, and I’ve been “trying” to start a blog for months. With chores, errands, friends, family and other obligations and choices, it is difficult to work in the time. I’ve been looking for a job with better hours and I hope I’ll be doing the happy dance soon too. Good luck!

    • I’ve always been impressed with bloggers who have busy lives outside cyberspace. I’m not sure I’d have started blogging if I had young kids still or a demanding job. Good luck with finding something:)

  33. Congrats on landing that job! It will be a whole new world for you. I always liked retail. Years ago my sister owned a small news and bookstore. I adored working there. Found it to be fun and alkight diversion. Have a great first week!

    • The other retail that always intrigued me was working for a small bookstore! Not a big chain, but one where I’d get to know the customers and what they liked to read:)

  34. Barbara

    I’m so, so happy for you, Karen! Even though you won’t be blogging as much, be sure to give us all an update on the new job when you get a chance!

    I completely understand your excitement about your work dress code. I am pretty sure my favorite thing about my job is that I can wear jeans and flip flops!

  35. congratulations Karen!! It shows that good things do happen to good people!!

  36. Nicole

    Congratulations!! Have fun.

  37. So excited for you. I hope you love it & make a lot of new friends and enjoy all that it entails.

  38. congrats Karen!!!!! Very Happy for you! 🙂

  39. So great for you! That personal follow-up makes a difference, I know. Hope it is as fun as you want it to be. Working with the public can be a challenge, but you just have to kill with kindness and then laugh with your co-workers after!

  40. Congratulations on the new job! I hope you have a blast being out and meeting new people. We’ll miss you but know you’re still around.

  41. Yay!!! SO happy for you, Karen. BIG sigh!!! I feel your pre work jitters – those are the worst, but just remember it’s because you are fearing the unknown. Everything will fall into place soon enough. Keep focused on the fact that they saw something in you that is obviously there – a capable, independent, reliable employee. You’ll be great!

  42. Congrats on the job! I hope it’s everything you want it to be 🙂

  43. I am so happy for your Karen! Congratulations and I know you are going to be fantastic at this job.

    Things will change but for the better and just think of the blog post material you are going to have!

  44. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear about your new job!

  45. and now you can blog about ‘balance’!

  46. Congratulations Karen! What a nice change. I hope you’ll still be around – always enjoy visiting you here but happy to read that things worked out with this endeavor for you.

  47. Congrats on the job! I’m currently stuck between TV gigs…so I know how it feels to be “looking for a job.” Ugh…hah hah!

    It’s def hard working somewhere else…and then blogging at night….but I know you can handle it! 🙂

  48. I’m glad you got the job you wanted! That is such good news. I absolutely loved the title of this post – I laughed ’cause I used to hear that song so much I wanted to hit someone!! Here’s hoping you really will have time to visit us and write plenty of your neat posts!!

  49. Congrats to you! And here I just met you through SITS. Looking forward to keeping up with you through tweets and maybe FB!

  50. Hi Karen! Congratulations on the new job! New job jitters are the worst, but you’ll soon get the hang of it and start enjoying it, for what a job is worth. 🙂 New to your blog, but I came across it through MizFit’s posts.

    Have a nice day!

    • Thanks for visiting and for letting me know how you found me:) I think I’m going to have those jitters for a long time – until I really know what I’m doing!

  51. Awwwwww – so excited for you! I think… Isn’t it grand that life shifts and moves and there is never a dull moment? And remember – life first – always 🙂 xoxoxo

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