Sunday, December 17, 2006

Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in

Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.
This mindfulness moment is brought to you by Thich Nhat Hanh, and I offer it as an explanation for why I've been so quiet. Like Ken said yesterday, it's been busy lately. I've had some interviews for a few new jobs, and while this is exciting, it's also scary. I've done a pretty good job not freaking out about it, but this involves doing nothing in my life that feels like stress. Even some knitting has felt like stress, because I feel pressure to Get These Things Done On Time. I hadn't even done any holiday shopping until today, the point at which continuing to not do any shopping was more stressful than hitting the mall.

So therefore I have nothing to write about.

Interviews are done. Both jobs seem great. I'm worried about how I'll choose between them if forced to. But meanwhile, I'll keep breathing and deal with that if only if I have to.

6 comments:

JoVE said...

The particular kind of stress associated with interviews for new jobs is interesting. On the one hand the normal stress of worrying about messing up. On the other, the much more stressful jump into an unknown. Will it be better? Will it be interesting? at least you don't have the stress of not being able to pay the rent if you don't get offered either one. I hope it goes well and whatever choices you have (and whatever choice you make) turns out well.

Have a very happy holiday season. I hope everyone who gets presents with needles in is satisfied. ;-)

Cat said...

((((((((((hugs to you, Toad))))))))))) and all the best wishes for good interview results and knitting karma and all that. I can't wait to hear the details of those jobs!

Matt said...

Exhale my friend, exhale..... and if you are doing holiday knitting, there are some lucky people out there!

Anonymous said...

As a person with knowledge of both places you interviewed, I could give you insight. If you like structure, choose the one to the south. If you want a wide variety of tasks, go north. South will pay more, north is less stressful.

Obviously I choose to remain anonymous!

rcclive said...

I agree with anonymous - having run from south to north I can testify that north is less stressful.

Unknowns are the spice of life. Stir well and enjoy. Cheers - SF

Anonymous said...

You opted to go north. Welcome! We'll see you in January.