Monday, July 25, 2011

Here lies Walter Fielding. He bought a house and it killed him.

When I was laid off in April, I wasn't that discouraged. I hadn't liked my job in a very long time. I was driving almost an hour to and from work every day and, once I got to work, had very little to do. No one really paid attention to what I was doing, the company was in constant upheaval, and there were so many layoffs every week that everyone was all negative, all the time, no exceptions.

So I welcomed my unemployment, really, and I vowed that I wasn't going to take another job just to have a job. I was really lucky that I had that luxury. Really, really lucky. Joe was super supportive and was more adamant that I was, even, that I not take a job I wasn't sure I'd love. Probably because he didn't want to listen to me complain about work anymore. Hee.

I accepted a job offer a couple of weeks ago and start a week from today. I really think it's going to be a good fit. I'm so excited to work for this company, a local non-profit, housed in a beautiful building downtown. When I started my job search, I had this vague idea of what I wanted to be doing, based realistically on my experience, as well as my volunteer work, but I wasn't sure exactly what I'd end up doing. And instead of just applying wily-nily to any job I was qualified for, I sought out the companies I thought I'd like to work for, stalked their websites, and applied for jobs there whenever they came up. Guess what, it worked! Whoo!

So anyway, now that I have a job, Joe and I can start house hunting. We looked at approximately 10 million houses this past weekend and found a few that I wanted to make out with, and even more that I wanted to barf on. Because they were so gross that barfing on them would make them better. That's not really true. Duh. Then I joined Pinterest and am now obsessed with decorating a house that I DON'T EVEN HAVE YET. Yep, that sounds about right. 


You can call me, 'Sir' said...

You and Joe definitely had the right idea about job hunting. It's lovely to see that it all worked out in the end.

In other news, I clicked on the Pinterest link, saw the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Maple Cream Cheese Filling, and then felt my cholesterol levels rise so high that it bitch slapped my heart.

mysterygirl! said...

I'm super excited for you! It's nice when things come together like that.

Abigail said...

Yaaaaaaay! I'm working on an email back to you (because OF COURSE I have a million things to say about something I myself have never done), but I totally told you about Pinterest in the reply! I'm glad you joined. It's a fun, pretty place to feel happy in.

Tamara said...

Congrats on the job, and can't wait to stalk your pinterest page.

Jennie said...

Sir, I think in the end, your heart will thank you. You're only trying to make it stronger.

mg! thanks! I'm not gonna lie, I definitely had some down days, so I'm glad to be going back to work.

Abs, I knew you'd have lots to say. :) I'm glad, I need all the help I can get.

Tamara, same! I'm already addicted.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

I am so excited for you and Joe! :D