The last few months I've really been questioning where I'm going and what I'm doing. For real? Is that what you just said? Yeah, fer real! And you thought I had it all figured out. Me TOO! Psych!
Yes, the decision to move is still a good one but the real question, the thing that has left me in limbo is whether to get a job or not. Seems that since all this crazy shit went down that things have really been turning around and now I have all this opportunity in front of me. I feel like Job. You know, the guy who lost everything, faced every challenge and tragedy, remained faithful and was rewarded 10-fold? Yeah, that guy. That's who I felt like and who I still feel like. It's crazy!
I was really, really leaning to taking a secure job and almost even more so when I FINALLY did that interview. Interesting and easy really. I suppose I'm so used to selling myself on a constant basis to clients that the job interview process seems like a breeze. Let me tell you that all in all, if I were to take a job, this one is the BOMB! We're talking relo, great salary, bennies and flex work (read: ability to work from home). I thought it went really well but know they're talking to seven of us. I have yet to hear from them about moving further into the process. If I did they'd want to fill the position by end of December. Needless to say, lots to think about. But then....
This week I've had two new business proposals to do - one still to finish - and now I'm teaching my first 3-hr workshop to small business owners, who, I might add, are paying a whopping $60 bucks to attend. Here's where it get's funny, or a little scary....a local reporter saw the class online and decided to do a story that would include me. Yeah, wait...it gets better. She's not just writing a story, but apparently producing one for a syndicated TV program that airs in 100 markets across the country. Holy SHIT! LOL Fer real! And those clients I'm pitching new business to aren't talking to anyone else. Two I've worked with before and one saw that I was teaching this workshop, called the organization for my information and then called me. Now that's the kind of competition I like. None!
So, if I'm supposed to be listening to the Big Guy I would say that he's telling me everything I need to know, right? All I can say that I've been so busy as of late (two pro bono clients suddenly just took off, along with loads of fun things happening for paying clients) that I haven't even had time to look for jobs. I'm sure it will all settle down soon, but I keep wondering....if all of this is happening it must be for a reason, and if I move forward in the interview process for this position and get offered the job how do I know what decision to make? Fuck! Hate this. Then again...there I go making mountains out of mole hills. I have no idea if I'll move forward in the process, so until then I keep doing what I'm doing and controlling what I can control. That's all any of us can do, right?
Time will tell and I have faith that it will all be laid out for me in due time.
Man, I need a vacation! I'm really looking forward to seeing my family next week (I'm sure I'll blog about that craziness), get some rest and a major change of scenery. In the meantime, you should know that my Christmas is TOTALLY DONE! Well, okay, with the minor exception of my nephew...but I'm loving it!! It's cut my stress, and drinking, by more than half, I'm sure. Thanks to all of you for your awesome ideas for inexpensive and creative gifts. You totally rock!