I’m sorry for the radio silence for a couple days friends. Life got a little uppity, and it wasn’t pleasant.
For one thing, I lost my video camera on Thursday. Yes, the video camera that I poured so much pomp and fuss into. I’m not sure what happened to it, except that it was in my purse, and then it wasn’t, and I can only assume it fell out somewhere. At this point, it is probably gently washing up on the beach of some Forgotten Island in the Bermuda Triangle.
I will admit that I cried like a spoiled four-year old when I realized that it was gone. I sat on the couch, grabbed a handful of tissues, and bawled into a pillow. It felt like some sort of low point. I was sitting in the middle of my brand new apartment in hundred degree weather, surrounded by boxes that needed to be unpacked and dishes that needed to be done. I was jobless. I was nearly broke. I was tired, I hadn’t been able to write anything in days, and the last special little luxury I got myself before emptying my bank account for adulthood was suddenly gone.
Needless to say, I spent Friday sulking.
On Saturday morning, however, I got an e-mail. A wonderful e-mail. An excellent e-mail. A super-dupular extra-fantabulous bodaciously radical e-mail. An e-mail that invited me to a job interview on Monday morning.
On Sunday I spent forty minutes picking out an interview outfit, and fretted continuously. I tried to go to bed early, and spent most of the night staring at the ceiling, going over every potential interview question in my mind.
The interview itself was uneventful. I met the Boss Lady, who was passionate and serious and knew precisely what she was doing. I met the woman who’d I be replacing, who was capable and smiley and slightly intimidating in how well she knew her job.
I left, feeling confident. And today I was offered the job. And I accepted.
I won’t go into the details of the job. It’s a lovely position with a lovely company, where I’ll be able to work with driven and successful people and get some valuable experience. I’ll be able to use graphic design. I’ll be able to
write everyday, and granted, it’ll be ad writing, but it’s still writing, and that’s special to me.
So I lost a video camera. Big whoop. I would rather have a good job than a hundred cameras, and today I really can’t worry about something like that. In this economy, I found a job that will pay for our apartment, and that will feed us and allow Taylor to keep going to school.
Suffice it to say, today is a better day.