Hi again. I am sure anyone who has followed this blog has had changes in their lives in the past 4 months, and I have too. Good changes.
A year ago, when I was looking for a job in the city, a good friend suggested a job outside the city. At the time, I ignored it and went on looking and tormenting myself with bad jobs and unemployment. I decided I would try to get that job outside the city after all. So, I emailed the director of this nonprofit (mentioning my friend of course), set up a phone interview, then set up an in-person interview. All went well and I was hired! But I had a month long vacation scheduled right afterwards. I went on the month long vacation and the director agreed that the start date would be a month later.
I have since moved. To all those who are in large metro areas, I say look outside your area because that's where the jobs are! I really did not want to move and my husband really did not want to move, but we both have moved, bought a car, and are adjusting fabulously. The best part of all this is that the commute is only 7 minutes (not 90 minutes like my previous job that was in the city but involved a bunch of changes from trains to bus). Parking is plentiful. I feel much saner and more at peace with life in general.
So the plans to go off on my own are on the back burner for now. I am learning a lot, which always helps. I actually like nonprofit work quite a lot. And the pay is a little higher than in the city as an added incentive to move. How lovely!
The challenges? None compared to the challenges I just came out of.