I got a new job!!!!
A REAL job! Full-time! With benefits! And a bigger paycheck! In this economy!
I'll be the transcript manager at the university I graduated from a year ago. It involves not only sending and receiving transcripts, but also assigning academic advisors and working with professors to make sure final grades come in, and so on.
I think it will be a little strange to return to college not as a student but as administrative faculty. I'll have to call my former professors by their first names, and my relationship with them will be as an equal rather than a student.
My inner worrier and people-pleaser starts to surface with these thoughts. Will those former professors be disappointed somehow? Will they feel that I'm not living up to my potential because I haven't moved on to some successful big-city career? Am I just capitulating to my own expectations of whatever is supposed to happen after you graduate? But that's crazy anyway, because I've never been a stereotypical "ambitious career woman."
Maybe I'm disappointed because I haven't yet done what I originally set out do do -- become a writer.
But lots of people want to be writers. And the bills still have to be paid.
It seems that I will worry no matter what happens, so I intend to start my job with optimism and confidence, and awesome office supplies from Knock Knock, like these sticky notes.
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And who knows? Perhaps I will decide to pursue graduate school as well. With a full-time job. Now that's crazy.