Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


They like me, they really like me

Filed under : Fancypants Prep,Reasons to be cheerful
On March 19, 2012
At 11:45 pm
Comments : 4

A very quick one, as I’m leaving tomorrow morning from Baltimore and hopefully I’ll have some happy thoughts to share with you from there.

This one’s about my job, which I love more than I could really articulate on this blog, but seldom have any time to write about. I think a massive career change, new job, and first year teaching could each in and of itself form a wonderful subject to explore via this medium. Sadly, I barely have time to return emails, much less give any of these the thoughtfulness and introspection they deserve. Suffice to say, I am thankful every day for the opportunity I’ve been given and the luck to find a good fit – that one’s even harder to come by.

This is all to say that earlier this month I was offered a new contract and last week I happily signed it and turned it in to HR. I feel extraordinarily fortunate to know that the school appreciates me as much as I find joy and purpose within their walls.

As an aside, I was never signed to a contract in any of my jobs in the music industry. To know for sure that you’ll have a job for the next 18 months and what your salary will be in six months’ time is breathtaking in its extravagance, to me. I hope I never lose that feeling of gratitude and I hope everyone can know that feeling: to love what you do, feel that it matters, and be supported in your work. It makes you very appreciative and thankful. And happy.


4 Comments for this post

  1. Elena says:

    “I hope everyone can know that feeling: to love what you do, feel that it matters, and be supported in your work. “. Well, I have to live this one vivariously through you, but congrats on the new contract–sounds like you are properly appreciated as you deserve to be. And Go dté tú slán [may you go (travel)] safely].

  2. sarpon says:

    This literally brought a smile to my face. Your happiness makes me very happy.

  3. Becca says:

    Thank you, Elena! And from some of your Jew&A questions, i think your job does sound intriguing. Being around old books all day is kind of awesome.

    Sarp, that is very kind, thank you so much. And thanks for helping me get here.

  4. Deas says:

    Yay you!

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