Monday, October 18, 2010

Its a little bit funny this feeling inside

Last week the unexpected happened - I got a job interview. I hadn't applied for a job so you can see how I might be a little taken aback to get a call regarding a legal assistant position opening up at the end of the month. There is a law office here affiliated with the office I worked at in Virginia.  Apparently, as soon as they realized there would be an opening they called my old office to see if I'd be a good fit. Internet, I cannot emphasize enough how flattered I am by all this. I had first dibs on a nice job in a great law office.  AND. My former boss thinks I would be up for it. This is big because the learning curve at my last job was very steep.

And then, I did not take the offer. Sure I was flattered, thrilled even, to have such a great group of people think highly of me. But I was also crestfallen. It was as if someone told me I had to take this job.

The launch of Never a Plain Jane Designs has made things a little tight money-wise. Even though it would stink to put my business on hold, I knew there needed to be a family discussion about what was best for us right now and I was nervous about what they'd say. I shouldn't have been. Emily and Ben are totally happy with the way things currently stand.

I feel like I'm really in business now. I haven't made that all-important first sale yet, but opting to not work for someone else makes my current job feel more official - like I'm somehow more obligated to myself. It feels good. Really good.

1 comment:

botanical brouhaha said...

You deserve this moment!