Sometimes it takes facing what you thought you wanted to realize what you truly value. Last week I received an ego boost when an interesting interview transformed into a job offer – a job I would have killed for in August 2009. And quite honestly … a job I still kind of want. So like any aspiring adult facing a life altering decision, I made a pro-con list. And then my dad made me a pro-con list. And then I emailed my professional mentors and asked their opinion. I contemplated those lists and emails and hopes and dreams, and then did some serious math. And with it all on paper, I knew what the answer was. So I comforted myself with some nutella and graciously turned the offer down.
This was a new experience. I job-searched for a long time – continuously with job #1 (temporary and in the wrong city) and occasionally with job #2 – ever the optimist, I’m on the look-out for the perfect fit. And after sending in all those resumes and cover letters, I received many-a-rejection and after a while … those rejections make you question your worth, and the value of your education, and all those unpaid hours in internships. It’s wonderful to get a “Yes, please, we want you on our team!” and its ever-so refreshing to realize that I’m in a place where I can think, “Yes, that would be a great experience, but it’s just not good enough.”
And … here’s your dose of Pasha, after she squeezed me out of my own armchair and fell asleep.