In Need of Some Quiet Time

This week I found out I didn’t get a job after a phone interview and two rounds of promising in-person interviews. I’d been checking my phone obsessively for news for weeks, and while I was incredibly disappointed that day, it was a bit of a relief just to know either way.

The day before I found that out, I had a phone interview and have spent most of this week working on a proposal for another job–one that sounds right up my alley. Please send good thoughts my way!!

(Job searching is stressful. No wonder my stomach’s been bothering me.)

So I escaped to NJ for a little bit of downtime in the midst of all of this stress.


My mom and her friend had come into the city for a doctor’s appointment, so I met them for lunch and then they kidnapped me. We went to Coliseum, because it’s right by the doctor’s office, and I had a turkey burger with avocado and sweet potato fries (apparently it’s an annual check-up because I went with them July 14 last year too, and ate the same thing), and it was delicious. I could live on turkey burgers and sweet potato fries, I think.




For dinner, we went to the golf club. The food isn’t so great, but the ambiance is nice–when we sit outside. (When we sit inside, it feels like a nursing home.)



Not surprisingly, there aren’t many healthy options on the menu. I am more than fine with not eating healthy sometimes–as long as it’s because I want to, not because I don’t have any other choice. I got the chicken thighs with vegetables and (an unidentified) rice and was underwhelmed as usual.

I’m glad to have this proposal done so I can focus on some fun things coming up:

What fun stuff do you have coming up that you’re looking forward to? Also, what food(s) could you live on forever?

7 comments on “In Need of Some Quiet Time

  1. Alex

    Sweet potato fries and turkey burger with avocado sound like my idea of heaven…

    Good luck with the job search, I know this can be super frustrating. I think it’s important to remind yourself that you WILL land a great job eventually even if it takes a little bit of time. It’s better to wait a few weeks than be stuck in a mediocre job for years to come, right? Meanwhile try to enjoy the free time, I know that’s easier said than done but you gotta stay positive!

  2. Laura @ southern girl bakes

    Job searching is awful, and the worst part of it is just waiting to hear yes/no from where you’ve interviewed. Good luck with the search! Hopefully you’ll get an offer soon.

    I could totally live on veggie burgers, spinach and sweet potato fries. Oh, and probably cupcakes. šŸ™‚

  3. Kimra

    I’m also in the obsessive-phone-checking stage of my search, and it’s exhausting! I’d rather be disappointed than in a perpetual state of waiting. (I mean, obviously I’d rather be not disappointed and, y’know, employed. But it’ll come.)

    I could live on sweet potato anything forever — a couple of places here are doing sweet potato tater tots now, which is brilliant.


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