Monday, August 23, 2010

I Haz Employmetz?

(No LOLcat fans out there? Sad...)

So it's technically official. I mean, I won't start until after Labor Day but, dear readers, I have a job.

I started applying for jobs, well, really in January, but I actually started including my new address starting the weekend we moved in. I cold-emailed a local bakery here, expressing my love and hiding my lack of on-the-job experience, and heard back that she might need someone this fall.

Long story short, I'm hired! I'll be working at a local bakery 1.8 miles from our place, which I'm super excited about. If it ever breaks 80 here, I might just walk myself there and back.

While I'm updating on employment, I'll be totally honest. I actually have several jobs. I'm working as many hours as I can as a content migration temp for my old magazine company, writing as a paid blogger for two sites (and another I've been hired for but haven't started yet), I edit reports for a NC businessman (and also his book, if he decides to finish it), and I write website copy.

I think what I'm saying is that I may actually be a freelance writer. I've heard there's a thin line between "freelance writer" and unemployment and I do believe it. But I also believe that things are going a-ok around here, so the bakery job is literally icing on the cake, as well as something steady that I can (fingers crossed) be sure of!

More to come when I actually start, but I thought I'd share just in case anyone out there has ever dreamed about doing something, even if only for a while, and hasn't decided whether to email or contact the dream job employer yet. Do it. Just do it. I'll send you cookies if you do!


We are BLESSED. said...

And if any of those things fall through, you can always open your own gothic jewelry store...ha!
So happy for you!

Renee said...

I already have a job, and I don't think it's necessarily my dream job, but can you send cookies anyway? :)

~Mariah~ said...

You. Are. AMAZING.

I also want cookies.