Nelly and Kelly got it right when they wrote a song about a bad situation that will probably work out perfectly in the end and called it, “Dilemma.”  I’m not kidding.  On the same token, when we (non pop-stars) find ourselves in similar situations, it’s often difficult to move beyond the stress of it and see the positive. What I’m trying to say here is, I got another interview (!!) .  It’s for a job that’s maybe less “impressive” than the last, but at the same time it’s perhaps more relevant to what I’m finally recognizing as my true passion(s).

As I’m sitting here wringing my hands hoping the first employer doesn’t get back to me before I have a chance to talk to the second, I’m trying to come up with a game plan that doesn’t involve me settling for whichever (if either) hires me.  What that means is, once again, that all important self-inventory process comes into play.  I’ve done a lot of reflecting, and now that I know what makes me tick, I need to figure out how to make it work for me in the working world.

I read a book last week that helped me a lot in terms of determining which interests to actively pursue, and some smart ways to go about it.  If you haven’t read it, definitely check out, What Color Is Your Parachute? – it is, as it claims to be, a job hunter’s BIBLE.  Cannot believe I didn’t devour all four hundred pages sooner.  A big thank you for bringing it to my attention to my aunt Susan, who recognized my total flailing (and failing) as I tried to answer the all important, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  I’ll post tomorrow in more detail about that gem of a resource.  For now, good night and good luck!


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