Tuesday, July 12

Hired!!!


Image thanks to Josephine.
I’m so happy. I’m just flitting around the place. Things to do! Things to do! Okay to clarify, I still have to have my drug screening and criminal check taken care of. I haven’t actually signed the contract, yet, but these are non-issues. So, I’m hired!

I don’t know if this is the perfect job for me. Actually, let me clarify that, I know that perfect jobs just don’t exist. This is not going to be an easy job; there isn’t any glamour or glory to it. I know it will stretch many of my talents, however, it will be a really good experience. It will help me learn more about myself and what direction I want to go in from here. All I will say about the job itself is that I am, in fact, working with adolescents with special needs as I had indicated a desire to do.

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I haven’t been doing as much about looking for other opportunities, as I think I should have as I’ve waiting to hear on this, but I have done a little bit. I have made contact with a local alumnus from my college who is doing one of the items on my short list, special education working with kids with learning disabilities. I’m hoping to set up an informational interview with the person she referred me to and to talk to her again. I also located a volunteer opportunity that sound very interesting, but is only a small time commitment, so I know that it won’t interfere with what I need to do. I need to contact them today. After I type up my notice for my current job.

It’s funny. I’ve spend so much of my life struggling with these what I want to do when I grow up and worrying what other people thought of my goals. Nothing ever seems quite right, or possible, or practical. I listened to other people’s suggestions, some things I rejected some things I half-heartedly committed to. Now that I’ve stopped allowing other peoples thoughts on what I should do bother me, I am finally able to make decisions that seem right. I think I’m finally learning to shut up and listen to myself. Now I just need to work on my work habits, because I know they haven’t gotten properly exercised since I graduated college, and they really weren’t my strong point to begin with. Yippee!

10 comments:

Bearette24 said...

I couldn't agree more. I saw a career counselor when I left my past job and she talked about how people try to fulfill someone else's idea of success, but the most important thing is figuring out what success means to you...for many people, happiness and doing a certain type of work is much more important, while others want Wall Street or whatever...ugh.

Anyway, good luck!

crystal said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!

deputyswife said...

Congratulations on your new job. I enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

I am still writing about our painting adventures. I am ready to move onto something else!

Chris

Anvilcloud said...

Good for you. May it be a great experience for you.

J Bo said...

Oh, that is just so cool, Lora! Can't wait to toast you next week!!! Way to go!!!!

Stephanie said...

That is terrific! A good friend of mine used to have a similar job and she told me it was extremely rewarding. :)

BTW, I like the new layout!

Sue said...

Oh, congratulations! Such good news. I do hope it turns out to be a wonderful job and just what you hoped.

Julie said...

congrats, Lora!

andrea said...

biggest congratulations to you!

Lora said...

Thank you all! The paper work is chugging away and I just can't wait.

I'm always so puzzled that some people know exactly what it is they want to do while others like me have such a difficult figuring it out.