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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crazy Day

Today has been a whirlwind crazy day. And I've only been awake for 5 hours. Let's recap.

11:30 AM: I'm half asleep in bed, my mind on the verge of waking up and my body trying to force it to roll over and go back to sleep. I hear footsteps coming down the stairs and I groan to myself. Being one of the only three things in the basement worth anyone coming down for, someone was probably going to knock on my door in a moment. I prayed that it was someone to do some laundry, but the sound of knuckles rapping on my door met me. I ignored them. Sometimes they'll just go away. This wasn't one of those time. The door opened.

It was my sister. She handed me a piece of paper with my aunt's name and phone number on it. She explained that my aunt had been offered a child care job (I love working with kids) but had turned it down and thought I might be interested. I was up in an instant and called her back and got the information.

1:00 PM: By this time, I had called my aunt, gotten the information, called the office and had set up an interview for 3:30. Yes. Two and a half hours. I fixed up my resume, organized my small portfolio, and tried on multiple outfits. As time went on, I got more and more nervous. I hurt because I was so nervous. I shaved my legs, fixed my makeup and hair.

3:00 PM: I ran out of things to do. I was freaking out. I haven't had an interview in months and really wanted this job. It sounded perfect for me.

3:30 PM: I'm sitting down from a very friendly woman. She was so easy to talk to, and the interview went well. She showed me around the building. I was very prepared to act like this guy until they gave me the job!

3:55 PM: Just enough time to stop at Sonic which is down the street to get a Happy Hour (half off) Raspberry Limeade. Mmm.

4:00 PM: Hugged my dad in the street as I said these words: "I start tomorrow at 8:30!"

That's right folks! I'm no longer unemployed! I woke up this morning with no leads, no prospects, no job. And within 5 hours, I am a working gal! (But I have plenty of time to blog. It's only 9 hours a week.)

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16 Thoughts:

Holly Swaney said...

so I just came across your blog this morning and was like YAY! Someone I have something in common with... spend all day online and dont have a job! And now you have a job. Rub it in... :)

daniela said...

OMG that's amazing..congraaats!

The best things come up when you least expect them! :))

KG said...

WOOHOO!!!! *happy dance* Congratulations!!

Rockin Rita said...

came across you post on 20SB about how you are unemployed and looking for blogs to read to keep you occupied. guess that's no more (sorta) as you just got a great job! Congrats Katie! Can u help me find one now? haha ;)

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theTsaritsa said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a perfect job to make some extra money while still giving you time to do other things.

You give me hope that I'll soon find employment. Keep those fingers crossed for me.

S.I.F. said...

Woo Hoo! So excited for you!! That sounds incredible!

And I am officially jonesing for Sonic now! I desperately miss Sonic since moving to Alaska!

Stereo said...

Recently came across you and your blog on 20sb. I've spent an inordinate amount of my employer's time catching up on your posts - LOVE IT.

Congratulations on the new job, Kate!

Rachel said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!! :D

Vic said...

congrats:) yay! super stoked for you!

thoughtsappear said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a great first day today!

Jas said...

YAY! That's terrific. There is such a great feeling to taking control of a financial opportunity and it sounds like you really grabbed this one by the balls.

You have to write about your first day!

Tabitha said...

Congrats! :)

Pia said...

Congratulations on getting the job! :)

I love your header by the way.

Risa said...

Congrats on your job!!

Transplant said...

Interviews are the absolute worst feeling in the world - spotlight on you, sweaty armpits, hours of questioning...wait - that's jail. Anyway, same thing. Congrats that you made it through yours alive!!

Reixe t'Vobi said...

Woo for a new job! Congrats!