Well, dear friends, after months of exhaustion, the time has finally come. No more arduous nights will be spent scouring job websites, tweaking resumes, and writing those dreaded cover letters. Gone are the days that I have breakdowns from boredom or panic attacks every time I log into my bank account.
I got a job.
And not just any job! I got the job I wanted — which, after four months of searching and sending and interviewing (and getting turned down), is simply the delectable icing on an already yummy cake.
When I first saw the posting, I knew it was a great fit for me. It was the perfect mix of things I feel comfortable doing and things I’d like to learn, and I just had this great feeling about it from the moment I read about the position. Then, as it turns out, I got back in touch with an old friend of a friend who had a connection at the organization. And what do you know — her connection was just as sweet as she is and was willing to mention my name to the person doing the hiring.
It was still a long process — in fact, at one point, I thought for sure I wasn’t even going to get an interview. But, sure enough, two weeks ago I ended up in the hot seat. And then, a week later, I was back for second interview. And now, here I am.
EMPLOYED. Full-time. With benefits. (Half a mile away from our apartment . Cha-ching!) In other words — I can finally do something to support mine and Alex’s life together other than vacuuming and doing laundry. Now I can buy groceries with real money instead of a credit card, and things are really going to be okay.
And the best part is that the timing is p e r f e c t. I go on vacation with Alex’s family next week, and start the Monday after we get back. Meant to be? I think so. I hate to say it, but I even think this one was worth the wait.
Happy Monday. :)