Look Out Geek Squad and, Adding a Little Perspective
Friday, October 11, 2013
Well, a surprise second interview later, I have my second job. I'm feeling less sorry for myself than I did when I applied. Getting a job offer is always affirming, even if you don't want the job. The new job shouldn't affect my morning walks unless being on my feet that long bothers me knees too much. The second job will provide precisely the amount of income I need and it will work to sharpen and expand my IT skill set. It's a good all-around fit. It just makes for long days. Life could be much worse.
I was pondering this experience in the context of this community. By far, one of the hardest things I've attempted in my life is to develop a fit lifestyle. Lately, it's been very hard. Many of us here are stress eaters, so I don't have to tell you the effect financial stress has had on my efforts here. The added stress of a second job should be much less than the financial stress. Whatever else it is, it is a solution, not a problem.
Every one of us here, who has made progress toward a healthy lifestyle, has already overcome larger obstacles than a second job poses. So, bring it on. I'm ready, and I have backup.