Sunday, April 30, 2017

None of Us Are Unscathed

So far, I've been locked in the bedroom, Andy got locked in a bathroom, all but one of Calisto's favorite sleeping spots are gone, and I had to brush some white racing stripes off of Theo this week. Selling a house is not for the faint of heart.

We've had to push the photography back a bit so we can get the carpet stretched and cleaned.  But today is STILL another fun-filled prep day.  I have forgotten what we used to do on weekends, but I'm sure it was much more fun than house prep.  Then again, what isn't?

Thanks for your encouragement, everyone.  The thing I realized this weekend is that not ONCE in any of the interviews I have done have any of the organizations acted IN ANY WAY like this was a mutually-beneficial arrangement or that my skills were something they should want.  All of them have been about why they should hire me.  That's a fair question, of course, but especially in the nonprofit world, I am nowhere NEAR entry-level and have often had more experience than the person I am interviewing with--that should be worth something.  I am good at what I do, and no one is doing me a favor by hiring me--I bring a lot to the table too.  We can afford for me not to work, so if it takes more time to find something, that's fine.  I left the music store partly because the owner didn't respect his employees.  I don't need to make that mistake again.

So, I'm putting the job situation on hold for a while and thinking about some options.  In the meantime, I have a house to prep.  :)