For those of you that don’t know me IRL (In Real Life), or do, but don’t compulsively facebook stalk me (please explain what else you are doing with your life?)… I have some news.
I’ve been referencing this flight to Seattle that I made last week. It was not a trip for fun (though I had a lot of fun) nor a trip that I provided for myself. It was provided for me, for a job interview.
Let’s back up, shall we?
So, while I was on the ship I was looking around at other positions, trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I wanted to move out of my job for a few reasons, the main one being I knew I could do more, that I had skills that, simply put, I wasn’t using in the cruise ship library (no offense to librarians, as it’s not like I was doing anything that required a library science degree. And no offense to any cruise ship librarians as our job is certainly not easy… I just knew I could be doing other things that might be more productive for my career. Ok, enough justifications).
So I looked around, and I sent a resume and a cover letter, but didn’t hear anything. Until mid-January when I got an e-mail saying “how about a phone interview this afternoon?” sure. That went well. a few days later, “how about another phone interview this afternoon?” sure. That went pretty well. a few days later, “how about we fly you up to Seattle for a job interview.” absolutely, just tell me when.
Well, when was last Thursday and Friday, and this Monday I found out I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!
I am thrilled! I’m not sure how much I want to share about my job on the blog yet, I think once I get started (probably at the end of the month) I’ll share a lot more, but the general gist is that I’ll be teaching basic digital media classes.
I am thrilled because I’ll get to put on my teaching hat, which I love, and I’ll also get to have more small group interactions with guests, which is really the best part of our line of work. I’m joining a program that has amazing support for its participants. The main portion of my job (teaching these classes) will be a lot more focused (in terms of time, work area, and things I’m responsible for) than what I was dealing with before. I’m also thrilled because I think the material I’ll be teaching is really fun and enjoyable. And of course the BEST part is that The Guns and I will still be sailing together.
We are still not officially confirmed as to when and where we’ll be going next, but I’ll post as soon as I know for sure.
That’s it for now. Tomorrow we’ll resume with normal blog silliness. Sooo… don’t be shy, cruise on by!
Sorry, couldn’t resist.