Saturday, September 01, 2007

gainfully employed

deliverhappy.jpgSorry I haven't posted lately. I found out this week that I have a job. I'm thrilled and overwhelmed and so grateful. I just went through the ritual of deleting all the Chronicle of Higher Education and HigherEdJobs.com alerts that used to send me new jobs that fit my interests. The day I accepted a job, I had to turn down another offer for an interview and cancel one that I had already scheduled.

I have a lot of work to do to get ready for this change. I need to freshen up a few things around the house before it's ready to go on the market. I have to hope for the best in a very slow real estate market, but on the flip side, I'll have the advantage when I'm the buyer. Luckily, the new job is close enough (barely) to commute for a while until we can take care of these things.

I had wanted to finish the first draft of my dissertation yesterday but my mind was racing too much for me to focus on writing. I did manage to get a few pages done yesterday, and I think that I can reasonably wrap it up today.

It seems so strange that so many things are resolving themselves almost effortlessly now. I feel a little weird -- my system has been used to a certain level of stress for the past few years that I am not sure I know how to function like a normal person again. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Happy Dancing all around to celebrate the new job and the first draft of the diss, which I know you just finished.

    The effortless resolution of things is only happening because of all the hard work and planning that you already did weeks and months and even years ago to get things moving. They just look effortless now but surely you know all you put into them. We do.

    Best of luck with the new job and all the new possibilities it will bring you.

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  2. Congratulations on the job, Jen! I hope it suits you perfectly.

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  3. Congrats - well done!! May this be just the start of something you will find totally rewarding.

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  4. Congrats! You totally deserve it!

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