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!