The Job that Came with a Million Questions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I graduated from college in May of this past year. It was both a heartwarming feeling and a slight disappointment. It was heartwarming because I was done with this chapter in my life. It is always great to accomplish your goals. But a little disappointing because I felt like I didn't have new goals to go on to. Let me explain.

Before I graduated I had applied to many graduate schools in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. I didn't get accepted at any of them. So in the few weeks before our Commencement, I started applying for jobs. I applied to many without hearing anything back. I applied to a few where I heard that they had hired somebody more qualified and I had one interview. I think the only reason I had an interview there is because one of my best friends got hired there and her boss's sister lives down the street from me.

This interview that I went on was... well see disaster in the dictionary. Okay, maybe it wasn't that bad, but it definitely didn't go how I wanted it to go. They were on a "hiring hold" anyway, so they couldn't hire me or anybody else. But lately my friend has been telling me how they need people to come work and asking if I want a job.

A little background on me - I've never had a job before. Color me a little nervous, okay you got me... a lot nervous. I'm really anxious about this. Will I be familiar with everything they ask me to do? Can I get it done in the time frame that they need me to get it done in? Will I get along with my co-workers?

But the most important questions come when I'm thinking about J. As I mentioned in earlier posts, J had to go to swing shift (3pm-12am). Most likely, my shift will the the normal 8am to 5pm shift. His week day is Tuesday to Saturday; where mine will be the normal Monday to Friday. So here comes all of the hard questions... When will we be able to talk? When will we get to see each other in person? How will this effect our relationship?

Those last questions are the ones that scare me a million times more than previous work questions. J is the one person in my life that matters most to me. We have made a huge commitment to each other and I know we will keep it, but I guess we never said how easy the road would be.

Let's just say I am looking forward to the time where I can move in with him (hopefully not that far away!).

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