The Opposite of Dooced!
Remember how I resolved to goof off on facebook less? Well, a couple of weeks ago, I was doing just that when I noticed a friend had joined a group for young people in the publishing business. Follower that I am, I joined the group, where I spotted a posting for an entry-level job in online marketing for a big publishing house. How freakishly perfect is that! Of course, I immediately got to work updating the old resume. After an exciting, sleepless interval, with two interviews in one week (and me rushing out to buy a new suit the day before a very fast second interview) I am very pleased to tell you I will be starting my new career in publishing in two weeks!
The whole thing still seems pretty surreal. I hardly dared hope I would get the job, then I thought, how the hell will it work with school? They’ve agreed to let me do four days a week until classes are done. Luckily, I’m freakishly ahead in my work. Cakes can start school full-time next week, and I am going to work my ass off during spring break to get more ahead. So it will be a very, very busy March, but not unmanageably so, and so worth it.
The oddest thing is, when I started blogging I was so paranoid about protecting my identity. Because of the nature of this job, I included my blog in my application. During the interviews I talked about internet dating, and all the friends I’ve met online. I don’t know how much they read--I must say, it was a weird feeling knowing a prospective employer may be reading about your sex life--but in any event, it didn’t seem to hurt me! So, I am officially out of the closet. The only people who haven’t read my blog now are my mother and mother-in-law (they both know about it, but know they’re not allowed to read). And you know what? It feels liberating.
The other thing I’ve come to realize this week is I am really, really ready to go back to work. I’m only on campus one day a week now, and it’s just not enough. I actually enjoy going to an office every day, and having a reason to get dressed, and having people to talk to. I’m starting to go a little batty reading books all day in my pyjamas. I never thought I’d see the day.
Oh internets, I am happy, happy, happy!