Is it crazy for me to NOT want to push things? Not rush into the first good offer that comes along? I have chatted with a few friends, and everyone keeps telling me how hard things are out there for job seekers.
Yeah, I know folks. I've been looking for a couple of years.
Trust me, I get it.
But here is where I am - this could be my MOMENT. You know? The one where I make a REALLY smart decision.
For example, I chatted with the egyptian about the possibility of leaving Alabama. I told him, "If we are going to do it - this may be our only chance for quite some time."
At first he sort of looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language (which technically I am - when I am talking to him.) Then on our way into the Post Office to mail a friend a birthday gift, he said, "Nicole, what if we tried NYC again?" (In so many words..)
I smiled, opened the door to the P.O. and said, "EXACTLY. Let's be STRATEGIC about this."
Now, I don't necessarily want to bounce off to NYC, but I would LOVE to go ANYWHERE other than here.
If that is not to be, then so be it. Let me settle here.
But you see, nothing is holding me here. Nothing. In the past, I came here for a past love. He left. I found a better job and a better love.. now the job is gone... time to roll...
I know, I know... I am acting as if the world is my oyster, and by God.. I think it is. Call me ridiculous, call me a dreamer.. but this is the ONLY break I have ever had for 28 years. Let me THINK and not JUMP.
All of that jumping in the past did nothing but raise my blood pressure and lead to job I fell disillusioned with over time.
Hell.. it hasn't even been 30 hours yet. ;-)
PS - Peggy - the lunch is on Monday. I will let you know! ;-)