I GOT A JOB!!!
Let's rewind. I had 3 second interviews the end of the first full week in September. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week were huge for me, because I thought I had a chance at at least one of the jobs. I also had them ranked and the one I interviewed for on Wednesday, at a university, was the one I desperately wanted.
I did very well at Wednesday's interview. In fact, on the way to dinner that night for my husband's birthday, I got calls and texts from my references that the university had already called them! (Insert me smiling and jumping up and down).
That rarely happens. I emailed my references to them at 2pm on Wednesday, once I got home from my interview. By 2:30pm they were calling my references!!
I didn't want to get my hopes up, but it was a great sign. I went to my interviews on Thursday and Friday. I thought I did well. But I just was hoping to hear from the university. By Friday afternoon, I was sure that I wasn't going to hear a thing.
The weekend came and went and I enjoyed my time with my family and Wy.
Monday came around and I was a bit nuts and kept checking my cell phone to see if there was a call or missed call. By the grace of everything great, I got a call at 2pm that afternoon that I, indeed, was being offered this awesome opportunity!!
ME! I GOT IT! ME!
After so, so many interviews in the past 2+ years (at least 35) I finally was chosen! I was no longer the runner up. No longer the bridesmaid and finally the damn bride!
And it feels damn good, my friends. DAMN GOOD.
While it is unchartered waters for me, as I've never worked in this capacity in higher ed, I know I will learn so much and I will have great mentors and co-workers and I am pumped! The benefits of this job, too, are so remarkable it feels like a weight has been lifted.
I start Monday.
(Don't worry---my outfit is already planned).
I have so much more to share on my thoughts about going back to work...
But for now, I'm reveling in the fact that this blessing came our way and I am going to tackle it head on and make it something fantastic!!!
Love & Excitement,