Last week was a crazy week and this week isn’t shaping up to be much calmer.
Two weeks ago, I drove 6 hours to Oberlin Ohio to interview for a job I really really wanted. It seemed like the perfect first job. And while I was overqualified technically for the position, it seemed like that would work to my advantage. I drove the 6 hours back knowing a decent amount that I made me fairly self-assured. There was only one other candidate and she didn’t have the experience I did. If offered the job, I would be moving in 2-3 weeks and starting full time soon after.
While waiting to hear back, my boyfriend, Tim, decided to drag my adorable kitty, Mabel, outside for a walk against her will. To be fair, she likes walks…but it did seem a bit odd. And a few minutes later, Mabel was back and tied around her neck was this!
Naturally, I freed Mabel and I also said yes! Of course, we’ve been living together for over two years and have dated off and on since freshman year of college so it wasn’t totally unexpected. The ring is actually one that I looked at and immediately fell in love with. But it’s about time Tim made an honest woman of me and my daughter (the cat). And having not been one to preplan my entire wedding, one week in, I’m having fun planning and imagining the possibilities.
And then two days later, I found out that I did not have the job. As an unhireable art history grad who went back to school to get a more useful degree, I’ve suddenly gone from underqualified to overqualified. Overqualified is never something that made sense to me. After all, the salary for the position was already set. And I already knew that I wanted it. And that I would be pretty good at it.
And hell, I really wanted to be settled. I just don’t see myself staying in Bloomington and neither does Tim. I was excited to get the job and get settled in a more permanent location. I’ve lived for periods of time in 3 countries and 2 states and I think I may be over it. Not that I don’t want to travel but I want a reliable home base. And I want that place waiting for me when I get married.
But scratch that plan. I have a beautiful ring, a cute
boyfriend fiance, a spoiled kitten, and a business that I built on my own. And that’s not so bad. And weeks like this make me wonder whether I seriously have time for a job!
This weekend is Craftin’ Outlaws in Columbus, Ohio with a scheduled visit with the family back in Akron which has now turned into looking at wedding venues! Seriously, who ever has time for a real job?
So this post is to say that the crafting business will not be going by the wayside anytime soon. And that, knowing so many crafty people now, I’m having grand and somewhat crazy schemes of wedding craft projects.