Monday, October 7, 2013

question marks and sweaty palms.

It seems there are question mark looming in our future. Don't you hate when there are question marks? I do. When I don't have all the things planned out ahead of me, my palms get sweaty. And that just adds to the list of things I worry about. 

We know where we're moving in a few months, and that's good, but still the question marks loom. Mostly for me it's job related question marks: where will I work? 

I have a love/hate relationship with the idea of working. On the one hand I like to feel purposeful and I like the idea of contributing to society at large, but on the other hand I hate having to put on pants and actually contribute to society at large. If I had my way, I would work from my bed (not even the couch, because ain't nobody got time for that!) and just make the world a better place from underneath my covers. 

Somehow I have not been able to convey "excels at snuggling a Chocolate lab until embarrassingly late in the day" and "oversees hours of Hulu programming while still un-showered" in my professional skill set on my resumes. Ah well. 

Until my dream job falls into my lap, I have to actually put on pants and look for real work. And since I can't make the world a better place and contribute to society from my bed, I have to find a place to contribute in Jacksonville. And with every submitted resume and every afternoon spent in front of the computer looking at job search sites and reading every article employing military spouses and how to find work in a city you don't even know the street names in, the question marks loom. 

The best I can do is search, apply, wait, search some more, apply some more, and remember that every time I have found myself in a similar situation in the past, at a crossroads with question mark looming, God has been faithful to provide and show me his will for my life, and pray that he will be faithful again. You might not find this job search method on any career websites, but it seems to be the only method that stops my palms from sweating and I think I'll stick with it for now. 

I'll let you know how it goes...

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