The end of almost two months of unemployment is nigh. And it feels damn good.
I’m the kind of person who cannot live without a challenge – and challenging myself doesn’t quite cut it. I like to deal with constraints and deadlines, to see how obstacles make me grow and summon resources I didn’t know I had. To meet people’s expectations and exceed them from time to time. Yes, you may roll your eyes and think “overachiever”. I won’t hold the truth against you.
Don’t get me wrong, a period of calm is a good thing. I learned a bit about myself in those two months, stripped my life of unwanted habits and realigned my priorities. Most importantly, I rested.
Then I got bored. Not desperately bored but eager to dive into new challenges.
Right on cue, a great job offer was presented to me.
This morning, I called back the company that is soon to be my new professional home and took the job. Apparently, it kicked off my future employer’s week nicely and same goes for me. I’ll probably know my start date by the end of the day.
Now I can take advantage of the renewed energy and excitement to get a few thousand words written today. 😉
“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life foooooor meeeeeee! And I’m feeeeeling goooood!”
February 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am
It was about mid-December that I remember talking about your unmistakeable joie de vivre and how it would take more than a job loss to hold you down . Well , look how far you’ve come since then …
Congrats on the new job !!!
February 7th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
Yeah! To keep in the spirit of singing my heart out, I would say: “And you can’t hold me down, ’cause I belong to the hurricane.” 😉
February 7th, 2011 at 11:29 am
Squee! And congrats! Are you going to be relocating? I’m so very happy for you! *happy dance*
February 7th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
Thank you! Nope, I’m staying home but with the new conditions I might be able to afford a bit more travelling. 😉
February 7th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
I’m happy for two reasons: first, you don’t seem to have been too stung by the job loss, and second, of course, congratulations on the new job. May it inspire you to keep on writing.
February 7th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
The job loss came as a shock but I firmly believe that it was barely an opportunity for me to take a step back and revisit my personal objectives and desires.
And I will surely keep writing and bringing joy to my loyal readers. 😉
February 7th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Congratulations on the new job and by the upbeat nature of this blog entry it’s seems like it may be the beginning of a cool new adventure for you and you deserve nothing less my friend, congrats again.
February 7th, 2011 at 6:31 pm
I feel like it’ll be a truly awesome job. Or else I would have declined. 😉
Thanks for the kind words!
February 7th, 2011 at 5:18 pm
way to go! can’t keep a good woman down!
February 7th, 2011 at 6:33 pm
Hi Tara and welcome to my blog,
Thanks for the comment!
February 7th, 2011 at 10:30 pm
Gosh, you could have been describing me, Aheila! I get so bored without a challenge too, and I really need to have external challenges and markers to plot my success. So I know just how you feel. Congratulations on the new job – will you still have time for blogging?
February 7th, 2011 at 10:35 pm
Last year, I had a full time job and managed to blog almost every day and write 350k. So I think it’s fair to say you shouldn’t notice any change in my online presence. 😉
February 9th, 2011 at 11:06 am
I just want to say congratulations on your new job, and wish you the best wit it! I hope someday I, too, will have that feeling. TC Don