Friday, September 26, 2014

I Did It...and I Survived

I post a lot about fear. Because I have a lot of it. This week can serve as a little reminder that maybe I finally just need to let it all go.

The job search...ugh. For all the jobs I've ever had, I knew somebody. I had a connection that helped me get my foot in the door. Super beneficial, even if it was just a crappy, part-time summer job. This time, it was The Farmer's uncle. There was an opening at the company he works for. So I applied. And then I realized I went to high school with a girl in the HR department. Bonus. I went through a pre-screen phone interview with her. Apparently I didn't make a total ass out of myself because they called to schedule an actual interview earlier this week.

It's terrifying, really. I mean, I worked for 11 years at my last job. That's pretty unheard of anymore. So I'd been out of the game. I didn't know what to wear. I didn't know what to say. I couldn't eat breakfast that morning. Which was really bad because the interview went through the lunch hour. They told me it would take 3 hours. Holy what?! And I would have to meet with 3 people. ::DEAD::

But I went. And I did it. And it was fine. Generally speaking. I SURVIVED. I didn't choke. I struggled with some of the questions...because it was the kind where they ask you to give a specific example for a situation and how you handled it and what was the outcome. Not the old school stuff, like tell me your strengths and what are your qualifications. Because who needs that?! 

I haven't heard back yet, so I don't know what will happen. Either way, I'm content. Because you know what else I did this week? I started querying again. Yep. I started to query RURAL ROUTE. Because it's done and it's revised and it's just been sitting on my computer. So...why not? Just let go of that fear and just do it.

(and just an update on my last case you're dying to know...I've really been able to cut back on my spending. Except for some awesome yarn I ordered from the UK. Because people always need blankets and such. Again, if no job works out, I'll start selling the things I crochet!)


  1. Glad to hear it went well! (and that you survived). Job interviews are so weird and awkward and formal. Just UGH as you said. I would be willing to commission a crochet amigurumi Cthulhu from you if you're up for such a challenge.

    1. Okay, first of all, I didn't know what a Cthulhu was...second...I'm not sure I'm up for that! But I would make an exception for you (or Catherine? Probably you, though :-) )