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The Good & Not the Bad, but the Uncertain

I have a bunch of different things going through my head right now. My brain is working on over time, and hopefully by getting it all out I can sleep at night instead of laying awake going over everything for the millionth time. Let’s start in Positivetown…

The Good :: I just found out I will be coaching the 7th grade girls (Junior Varsity) basketball at Christ the King and will have my first practice with them next week!!! Flex offense here we come!!! Another exciting thing is that jmitchy and I are going to the Mavs game tonight. They play the San Antonio Spurs and are on a 5 game winning streak. Should be a battle of a game, with yours truly and jmitchy contributing to the loud, proud, and rowdy ways our fans are known for. And to top it all off, an Orange Cup yogurt place has opened halfway between work and home!! This alone has made my day!!

The Uncertain :: Yesterday I went on an interview at an oil and gas company here in Dallas. The interview went well and it looks like after a couple other formalities, I have the position if I want it. While I am very excited for new opportunities, and really ready to get out of the in-limbo feeling I’ve had for the past 7-8 months, this would be a major life change. This is one of those forks in the road. Taking it, and I basically would by turning my back on the interactive media/internet marketing industry I’ve been trying so hard to be a part of. My education, my skill set, my work experience to this point, would go out the window. I would be starting completely over. With the economy down the proverbial pooper at the moment, I feel as though I have no options. I went to grad school and busted my butt to get my MBA in 2 years so that I would have options, and I have none. My future at my current job is uncertain. No one is hiring. I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes since May, I’ve been on exactly 4 interviews in all that time. And of that, this is the first time I will have a chance at a position. Am I doing the right thing? Am I going to look back on this moment and regret it?? It’s the nagging uncertainty and indecision thats killing me now! But if I decide to do this, I’ll jump into this with both feet, give it my all, and hope for the best.

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  • charding December 9, 2008, 10:31 pm

    wow, that’s rough e. i know you hate the cliches, but everything will work out!

  • Kimbers December 9, 2008, 10:51 pm

    Lizard I understand your pain. :) After going on only 3 interviews in 9 months of job searching and clearly not getting anywhere I was discouraged to say the least. I was about ready to try my hand at being a barista (I actually still might ;)). It’s not easy. I can’t lie to you and tell you it is, but I can tell you that you are smart, and regardless of what decision you make it won’t be because you didn’t think it through and pick the best possible thing for you at that time.

    Just remember…money doesn’t buy happiness and happiness doesn’t pay the bills :) That’s right, I play devil’s advocate with myself. However after having a job that was God awful for so long, I think you should pick the one that you will at the very least, be able to get out of bed in the morning for…

    If that doesn’t help, you can smack me over Christmas you have my full permission.

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