Originally uploaded by Shannon K
I have made my first step toward my relocation to San Diego. Yesterday I sent off the extensive application to the San Diego Superior Court for a position they currently have posted. This is the first time I have applied for a job in 23 years. Can you believe that? It was a very strange experience to be responding to all of these questions, and trying to sell someone on my skills and attributes. I plan on looking into others jobs in the area, as I don't want to put all my expectations on one possible job.
I have also looked into the schools that my kids would attend, where they have Jiu Jitsu classes, and where the nearest Guitar Center is located. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself. I haven't even talked to a realtor about getting my house on the market yet. The kids are getting a little over anxious about the move, and are trying to pin me down to a specific date. I keep telling them I'm not in a hurry, but I want to get things moving. I need to find a job first. I also told them the plan is that we would definitely try to be out of here before the end of the summer.
I'm continuing to feel like this is definitely movement in the right direction. I'm feeling so optimistic about my immediate future. Suddenly at work I'm am being a bit more productive, likely because I feel as though I am finding my way of out it. Today we got word about the many cuts we are having to take in wages in order to prevent further layoffs. People are getting more and more anxious, and we are all becoming resentful about the big financial compromises we workers are being asked to take on. Today someone asked what I was going to opt for regarding having to pay for our own parking beginning in July. I quickly said I didn't plan to be here by then. A few people overheard my comment through the cubicles, and there was a quick round of laughter. After the laughter came to an end I said in a more serious tone that I seriously hoped to be out of there soon. People at the office are beginning to see just how serious I am about all of this. I'm beginning to feel very good about the idea of moving on, and I'm ready to push forward further.
My whole being is feeling lifted these days. I feel like I am beginning to experience my day to day life with a new sense of hope.