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That's what my office neighbor called today, the end of our 4 day summer week. My space is beginning to look like mine as I've brought in a few more personal things each day. I'm working at a central location now and am enjoying running into p... Read more
Today's good things
For work: successfully did a task of a sort I haven't done in ages, started moving personal decor into my office, and received a very nice compliment from someone in the elevator who had helped me prepare for an interview. My two ceramic cat v... Read more
First day new job & fresh start
For first day on my new job, I'd say it went well. My phone rang off the hook, so I quickly learned the sorts of questions to which I don't know the answers yet. I answered with the greeting for my previous department only once and had to laugh... Read more
Fresh start all round
Besides starting new job tomorrow, I'm making a fresh start on me. My job hunting has reminded me that when I really want something, I put 200% into making it happen. In the back of my mind throughout this challenging time has been the thought ... Read more
FINALLY, a job to start in July when this one ends in June!!!
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Hurry up and wait
No apparent progress on the job front. I've applied for one more, am waiting and waiting to hear back from two after interviews. I've had some nebulous hints of jobs that may--or may not--become available that aren't posted. Feeling sad this m... Read more
You know my desires, You know my feelings, You know what is best for me. Bless my job hunting, I pray.... Read more
Big time ups & downs today
I woke up before the alarm, having forgotten I go in early on Fridays. I got to work on time, ... Read more
Why bother and what's going on??
Job hunting has been taking up a lot of energy. I'm behind on Sparking, behind on house upkeep, behind at work, and just about anywhere else I can get behind. However, that is the rhythm of things at the moment.
Why am I bothering to do... Read more
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
That's a line from a hymn I learned as a child, and I take those words with me into this week. This moment I feel tired and unready for Monday. Before I start a new job, I intend to take a vacation day between finishing and beginning. SISSYFE... Read more
Hurry up and wait
Quite a week: three very good but very different interviews, two classes, trying to keep up with my work between interviews, classes, and looking for new job postings. I seem to have timed it right; nothing this week looked as suitable as the ... Read more
Where oh where
A heartfelt thank you for all the support with my job search. I've been so focused on it that Sparking has sort of gone by the wayside this week. I check the day's job postings first thing to see if anything new has been added, give my very su... Read more
Seeds bearing fruit
I now have four applications in and two interviews ined up for next week so far. I've had some very encouraging conversations and figured out the new job search site well enough to explain it to someone else. Now I feel sad, exited, scared...and... Read more
Gardening is hard work
My last blog was titled Planting Seeds of Change. I wrote about the positive seeds I've planted since learning that my job will be eliminated, effective end of June. Although I will be getting internal placement offers, that won't happen till ... Read more