Hey! Guess what? I got a new job!
I’ve been interviewing for a position at a magazine for months, and about a week and a half ago I was told that I didn’t get it. I’m not going to lie — I was disappointed. But I thanked the editor for her time and told her I’d still love to freelance for her. After I hung up with her, I e-mailed the publisher, with whom I’ve been e-mailing for months, to thank her for keeping me in the loop. She got back to me right away and asked me to come in and meet with her for a different position. Turns out they had the budget for a web editor on the same magazine. I went in a few days later and within 24 hours had an offer. So now I’m the online editor for two fitness magazines.
I started last Wednesday and I’m already loving it! The sites have been neglected for a few months because they were part of the acquisition my new company made when the previous owners went bankrupt, so there’s a lot of work to do. But I’m so excited because I get to combine everything that I love—writing, editing, social media, fitness and blogging.
I was just sinking into the “I will never be employed ever again” funk when I got hired. It had been nearly seven months since I quit my job and I was getting frustrated. I wasn’t sure what my next step would be, so the timing was perfect.
However, not having to go into work for over six months has thrown me off. I’m exhausted by the time I get home every day—which is lame because I work a mile from home. I don’t even have a stupid-long commute to wear me down. Every night I plan to walk the dogs, grab some dinner and go to yoga and all I manage to do is feed the dogs and crawl into bed.
But it’s all good. I’m so thrilled to have a job I love, and work somewhere that I’m appreciated.
So far 2014 is off to a good start!