So … the “career blues” part of my title? It’ll probably be gone by the end of the year, if not the month.
I received a call yesterday telling me that, once references were checked, I was going to get an offer. And lo, the skies opened and the sun shone and a heavy burden was lifted from my shoulders.
I’m very excited about this. And like I told my husband, it’s not that I get to leave here; it’s that I get to go there. I was floored by my soon-to-be teammates and think I could really grow there. My future boss seems cool: tough but fair, demanding but supportive. He reminds me of someone I worked with at my old job, a man who scared the hell out of me at first but who I came to admire, respect, and value as a mentor.
For now, I’m keeping mum about it at the current place, of course. Until I’ve signed a letter or have it in hand, nothing’s happening over here. But it’s quite the relief to know that the clock is winding down.
I’m still in a bit of a shocked state, not really believing that this is happening. My husband is thrilled for me. My family is delighted. And I am so geeked to be going back to doing something that I was a) pretty damn good at and b) could learn a lot more about. All while helping a fantastic cause. I also get to work again with a former coworker, which is very cool.