I have so much research to do today. It’s so hard to get back in to the swing of things after such a nice, relaxing weekend.
I did get a little inspiration to help me on my way this morning though. I started my new position. I can’t really say much about it yet, considering today was just a bit of an introduction to everything, but I do think I’m going to enjoy it.
I’m working as an assistant to the Archivist here at the University. It was by pure chance that I came across the job listing. A couple of weeks ago I was telling Corey that he should check the local Universities for jobs and happened to click over onto the career services site when I saw the listing right there at the top of the page.
I immediately submitted my application. After telling Andy about it, he encouraged me to drop by the archives and introduce myself in person just to try to get a foot in the door. However, I was feeling a bit superstitious and decided to just leave it to fate.
I reasoned that my plate was pretty full already and if this position was meant to be, then it would be. I didn’t need to help myself into an even busier life (I had just gotten myself out of that after all.)
I was pretty surprised to receive a phone call from the Archivist the very next day, offering me the position without even asking for an interview. I figured I’d be stupid to turn it down considering it was pretty much placed right there in my lap on a silver platter.
So am I going to quit my other two jobs? If you know me at all, then you know the answer is a resounding negative. Yep, back to a life of three jobs and school full time. But each job offers me their own little benefits that I find are worthwhile so I’ll make it work.
I only spent a few hours in the stacks this morning, but I was kind of like a kid in a candy store. I hope this position will open a few doors for me and allow me to get a feel for the type of work I’ll be doing in grad school.
But for now, it’s back to studying.