|March 27, 2012||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
….I won’t have to sell all my possessions and live under a bridge in a cardboard box.
I *finally* found employment. Doing something that is PERFECT for my lifestyle, my background, and my strengths. It’s minimal hours for now, but has the potential to open yet more doors for me.
Yes, technically with my boot business and by extension, the blog, I am employed – but the advertising $ and then boot sales, while fun and rewarding, don’t pay my bills.
I wasn’t totally freaking out – when I’ve needed employment, I’ve been able to find it. I just usually don’t have to stare at this many closed doors to get it.
On Friday I was notified that my STAR project was not going to be funded (the endurance-related study). My mentor and I knew it was a long shot, and unfortunately a gamble that didn’t pay off. The STAR project would have paid a 5K living dividend and with that possibility gone, I spent the weekend really at a loss.
On Sunday, I slept in the recliner in the living room – too restless and stressed to actually go to bed.
Monday I was talking about looking for employment at Petco, McDonalds, and Starbucks.
Monday afternoon I had an interview
Today I was notified that I was selected for the position.
Where one door closes, a more perfect one opens.
I’ll be doing something very similar that I already do here for this blog – stay current on literature updates, submit that information for website updates, and possibly write a few blog posts – on the subject of Raw Milk. It also links it very well to my background in the dairy industry and in food quality/safety and pathogen control. This project has a potential to morph into a more hands on research opportunity, but for now, I’m happy to be working from home doing something I enjoy, on a very flexible schedule.