I just took a picture of my printed writing samples and sent it to the husband with the accompanying message:
(The underlying message was “I’m good. Damn good.”)
I’m feeling positive about this upcoming interview I have that I got through a friend. The response was immediate and I’ll be meeting with quite a few people. I was flat out told they want to move quickly. I feel relaxed because, while I think this could be a good match, I don’t have my hopes set on it. But because it sort of feels like I’m being courted a bit, too, I’m allowing myself some degree of confidence.
Even if we’re not a match for each other, any interview practice is good interview practice.
I had a phone interview yesterday that went well, but I’m pretty sure the company isn’t for me. I don’t think that their issues are the kind of issues that I could get passionate about at my old age. And a lot of what they do conflicts with my beliefs when it comes to research and academic freedom. Nor do I want my future writing and career prospects diminished by association.
So if they ask for a full-on interview, I probably won’t move forward. I’m not just seeking to get out of my situation (which is a bad situation); I really want to find a nice fit that I truly believe in.
I have a couple of apps that I need to work on; now that the government’s open, I’m going to be a bit more diligent about getting work done at work (now that there’s stuff to do!) and try to do it well and quickly enough that I can turn to my own stuff in quiet moments. I really want to make something happen, but part of that means fulfilling my obligations here while I still have them.
That said, time to stop blogging and time to get working. I just needed to get my daily affirmation in!