Hello readerly friends. I hope you don’t mind me interrupting my normal bookish postings with a life update.
I am alive still. I had to take a little breather from review writing for a few days because I was getting a little too Type A about it all..and that’s just not how I roll when it comes to blogging and reading. As per my bookish/blogging resolutions that I posted yesterday, I will RELAX this year and not get myself all stressed out. And hey..I’m doing you a favor..your Google Reader will thank me for a few days of silence.
Anyways, I will resume reviewing and posting about bookish things tomorrow when I can breathe a little sigh of relief because…
I HAVE AN INTERVIEW TOMORROW.
It’s not a dream job kind of interview but it’s a I-need-money-so-I-don’t-end-up-in-a-cardboard-box kind of interview. It’s for a marketing specialist position at a local company so it’s headed in the right direction (marketing) but not so much the right industry (Books, travel, fashion..I have a few areas that I love). I’m not sure if it is full time as of right now but I think it might start off as part time so I could potentially keep my hours at the magazine that I work at which I would LOVE. It’s really unfortunate that they can’t give me more hours at the moment. And seriously..my boss lets me borrow her LEOPARD PRINT SNUGGIE…doesn’t that scream dream job to you? 🙂
So, I’m really excited because it’s starting off 2011 on a positive note to get an interview after so many freaking months of nothingness. But it is bittersweet because it isn’t in an industry that I care about and that means all my full time blogging and reading efforts will be gone..you know, like a normal person? It would be lovely if blogging and reading would have been paying the bills all these months. I’d be getting paid overtime.
I just keep vascilliating between being really happy about maybe getting a job and really sad because I can’t get the type of job I want. I worry that because it isn’t in the “right” industry that I am hurting myself. I think I’ll learn valuable things that would carry over into any job but I still have this lingering doubt that those I’ll be competing against in dream job situations will have the “right” industries on their resume. But I have to eat, I have bills and I’ll be getting engaged this year. I have to work. I cannot be picky. Has anybody been in this situation before? Has it hurt you or just helped that you had experience of any kind and a good track record of succeeding and being valuable worker?
Anyways, wish me luck tomorrow. I’m all wracked with nerves despite my proven track record of getting every job I’ve actually gotten an interview for. I’m jinxing myself and I know it.