back to the books and something new

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.

xoxoKimberly

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3 thoughts on “back to the books and something new

  1. OMG so excited for you and the new job! That sounds totally like something you would love and I agree it can help with grad school or future careers so I think it's a great choice. YAY!!! I am always in awe of folks who can work multiple jobs and not go nuts. I work one and couldn't dream of taking on anything more. HA HA HA! Good luck with the job! :)

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