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:)