Wednesday, January 25, 2012
As I type this Creative Guy is lounging on the floor at my house, watching Despicable Me and creating something spectacular with the Erector Set he has. He's home from school because he has a gnarly cough and a little bit of a fever. K asked if I could hang out with him today. Of course I said yes. I picked him up from the office and we got coffee and Jamba juice (cuz fruit is always good for sick kids, right?!) and headed back to my house. On the way Creative Guy piped up from the back seat "are you ready to have so much fun?!" My melty ol' heart melted again.
Being mostly unemployed has given me a lot of time to think and rest. I've felt very restless the last couple of months, anxious for a new job. I realized the other day that while I want to be busy, a major reason behind wanting a new job is for the paycheck. Which frustrates me to no end. I've held off on making any kind of volunteer commitments because of the job search thing, but I know if money wasn't an issue this restlessness inside me would be eased as I volunteered at the Library or wherever. It bugs me that money is so much of an issue.
Money is an issue, though, so the search continues. I have a few dream jobs. One would have me NOT go to seminary and still work in a church setting. Director of Administration sounds really good to me. Another is Volunteer Coordinator for Disaster Relief. Something about being on the ground with volunteers, helping them help others is very appealing. Another is a job where I go to work and come home and nary the two shall meet. I'm actually working at another dream job at the moment, helping a Youth Pastor with the nitty gritty stuff so that he can focus on ministry. If there were more hours there, it would be ideal.
Really, the biggest dream job would be one where I can be busy, feel useful, be paid and still have time to, well, hang out with Creative Guy when he's sick or go to coffee with someone at a moments notice, or whatever I feel like doing. A little more than part-time work with a salary that pays the bills and time to play or volunteer. That is my ideal world.
Next week I have a job interview. It's with a non-profit and sounds like a really good opportunity. I am nervous, trying not to get my expectations up and prayerful. I don't know what's around the corner, if this is something that will truly happen, but I do know that I'm ready to be involved with something, making a difference somewhere and feeling as though I'm participating more fully in making the world go round.
In the meantime, I'm helping the world go round at home, with Creative Guy, watching Toy Story 2 (yes, it took that long to write this post.)
Hope your Wednesday is as happy as mine. :)