Well had a Skype interview today. I think it went really well (as in I wasn’t a nervous wreck and talking a hundred miles a minute during it like I was during the previous one). While I do have a few reservations about the job, I take the win of not having a huge anxiety induced indigestion attack for the rest of the day. I’ve realized that the past several jobs have taught me one thing–take the time to think things over, and it is better to give yourself a large window, then a small one that you then try to dive through. I think in the long run it will be better to be unemployed (volunteering for free) for a semester or so, then to find myself in a job that I’m miserable in within six to eight months. Moving is expensive and something I really only want to have to do maybe one or two more times over the next 5 to 10 years, which means finding a job or jobs that (1) I’m happy in, (2) treated like a part of the team; and (3) pays a living salary. If there is a small part of me that isn’t going to be happy with the job, I may turn it down (unless it is a decent amount of money, then I may try to put up with it for a while–I don’t want to be unemployed forever).
Remember–there is beauty all around us and within us. We just need to look within ourselves to find where we need to be going, and we only need to open our eyes and our hearts to see the beauty around us. Take a moment and breath in the beauty of the world; smile and make someone’s day a little brighter, and to remind them that they to can smile.