I got a new job!
And yes, this is an old picture, and I'm in the bathroom.
But I look like I accomplished something, and that's how I feel today.
Over the summer, after my AmeriCorps gig was over, I had some free time to move, go on vacation, settle into my new place, listen to some music, make a craft room, and be awesome, but it was getting old. I was also on a job hunt: applying for jobs, going to interviews, not going to interviews, being offered jobs, turning down jobs, not getting jobs. And when I wasn't on the job hunt or cleaning/unpacking/cooking , I felt super guilty being unproductive- like I wasn't deserving of downtime until I was gainfully employed.
Well, last week I got a few messages from sort-of-bosses from my time in AmeriCorps. They were hiring new teaching assistants, thanks to a grant, and wanted me to apply. Long story short: applied, interviewed, got it!
I'm pretty excited. Last night I was laying in bed, thinking about how to write this post as someone still looking for a job, trying to remain optimistic. I didn't expect today to be the day I got a job. But it was, and now I feel like I deserve that downtime. I only have a little summer vacation left, but it's going to be awesome. I'm going to sleep in, craft like mad, cuddle with kitties, and blog whenever I want.
Then, in September, it's time to shape the lives of twenty-something kindergarteners. It's going to be an epic school year!