By now, I’m sure you all wait breathlessly for the updates about the revolving door that is my professional career. Here’s the skinny.
Last Friday was my last day at LEPL. I finished working at 1:45, by 2:00pm my email was disconnected. Wow. Talk about “don’t let the door hit you in the ass” hmm? Whatever. I’m still letting go, but it’s time to move on.
And, as it happened, Saturday was my last day at Mimi, wedding season is officially over.
Somehow, as things turned out, I ended up losing TWO jobs last week!
Then, in a burst of strangeness that only I can ever accomplish, I managed to get offered a substitute position in one of the county systems. And I scheduled the first day of training for Saturday, before my last wedding.
So I gained a job last week.
I went from three jobs to one job to two jobs, in one week. Actually, no, that’s not accurate. I went from three jobs to two jobs to three jobs to two jobs. And there I sit, comfortably ensconced in two jobs. Of course, I’ve already got feelers out for a third; another sub job in a different county.
Glutton for punishment?
No, actually. Subbing in a library is much like being a substitute teacher. You get called to fill in at this branch, this day, this time. You can turn it down if you’re busy or it doesn’t fit your schedule, or if you don’t like that branch or whatever the case may be. You are not locked in to any hours. So I can pick up as many or as few shifts as I want. I like the freedom of being able to choose. So I can keep busy and make money, but not kill myself like I did over the summer/fall this year.
And this also has the advantage of giving me connections and added public library experience. Hopefully it will mean that when a job opens up in the public system, I will have a foot in and be a stronger candidate.
I’m all about moving forward these days. Plan for the future. The dream was great, but it’s over now. I’m going to try a little more practicality and see how that hits me.
The good news? If you’ve heard me say, “I can’t, I’m too busy” ask me again now. Time is on my side.