Anyone who has been around this blog for any length of time knows that I am not a glass-full, everything happens for a reason, kind of gal. I suck at being Mary Sunshine.
When my now old boss said that he was bringing my work back in-house and now I would officially be making ZERO money, I got scared. Not just about the money, although that was a huge piece of it, but about ME. My self-esteem, which wasn't super high to start with, plummeted. I had applied for almost 70 jobs....I had started applying for retail and anything-I-can-get type jobs. I was doubting everything. My already low energy level fell even lower. I was heading toward depression.
But I think you need to hit bottom sometimes before you can pick yourself back up.
I heard back for a part time job I applied for via e-mail, but the person seems to have disappeared now. It is ok, as this job had hours that would have been very difficult (3pm-7pm, M-F), but beggars can't be choosers. I heard back from a large retail store, and have an interview on Thursday. Again, not my ideal, but I need to bring in something.
However, I had an interview today that went REALLY well. The woman at the staffing agency (again, this is how it is done here) said they were having a hard time finding a candidate for this job, and that I fit everything they were looking for. She sent my resume to the actual company while I was still sitting there. And in her words...."I think this could be a one and done situation." She is hoping to have more information later today or tomorrow.
The actual job is about 20 min from home. It is a great blend of projects. The starting salary is about $12,000 more than I was making if it is done as a temp-to-perm position, with the potential that it could be a direct hire, where the salary would be a little higher with a sign on bonus. The company is looking for someone who wants to grow in a position and they have areas that fit what I ultimately want.
I am trying to keep a level head, as none of this is a done deal. But for the first time in a very long time, I am hopeful we are on the right path. The sacrifices we made are going to pan out. The life that we have wanted can finally begin.