Remember how I said yesterday my mom and I look for a reason to celebrate every day?
Well! Today I have a really big reason to celebrate.
After five and a half months of searching, networking, applying, researching companies, getting dressed up for interviews, putting my game face on, interviewing, writing follow-up emails, completing follow-up projects, getting rejected, rinse, repeat…
I GOT A JOB!
Truth be told, much of these past five and a half months has been really hard. I’ve been putting on a happy face here to keep my sanity, but it’s been really difficult. These past few months have taught me to look at the silver lining–I am healthy, otherwise happy, I had time to train for the marathon without having to stress how to fit it into my job schedule, I’ve learned a ton about a lot of companies, and I’ve gotten really good at putting pitches together for freelance clients and pitching myself for interviews.
But I’m really glad to be going back to an office. I missed the day-to-day routine, steady income, health insurance that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and having others around. Being single and living alone AND working at home? Not for me. Too much me time for this chatty girl.
So what will I be doing? I’m going to be doing social media for a well-established PR firm. I’m really excited about their clients, the work they’re doing and being a part of the team. Everyone I met with seemed as excited to have me on the team as I am to join, and they all are really passionate about their work. I start the Monday after Thanksgiving!
So clearly I’ve been celebrating.
With book club last night.
Yes, I did eat all that ketchup. Thank you for asking.
Emily got a salad and fries. A girl after my own heart.
And then I came home to this sweet postcard from my physical therapist.
So yeah. A marathon PR and job offer about a week apart? I’m pretty much smiling ear-to-ear right now. Thanks for putting up with me these past few months–both if you’re reading this or you’ve had to deal with me in person. AND A HUGE THANKS to my friend and former coworker Abby for passing on the referral for this job!