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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thankful Thursday 10/1/2015

Hello/ Guten Tag / مرحبا و أحلا وسلا! Happy October 1st and Happy Thursday! It is Thankful Thursday and I have a lot to be thankful for this week. I wasn't going to post anything until I officially start on Monday at 8 AM, but heck, I am excited and I want to share my excitement with y'all! I am now a full time employee for the county! I had the interview on Monday and I thought I flubbed it. The one interviewer asked why I studied Arabic in college. I was stunned because I was never asked that question before. I was shocked and floundered, while he just said, "I'm just curious. It's unusual to see on a resume." I finally said, "I always had an interest in the language, my school offered it and I took the opportunity to study Arabic." The interview only lasted a half an hour. I left dejected; then on Tuesday the first interviewer called me to offer me a position. I accepted. She said, "Does Monday at 8 AM work?" "Absolutely!" I was on break at the library - the whole conversation lasted 10 minutes. We talked salary and times, but on Monday everything else will be talked about and I guess I will sign the papers.

My first "big girl" job! Between this, everything else, and finishing As Far As The Eyes Can See, I'll be one busy gal... but I am so excited. I love being busy. I thanked the first interviewer so many times on Tuesday after I accepted the position - I almost sent her an e-mail, but I thought that all the "thank yous" in the ten minutes we chatted sufficed. I told my library supervisor the news, changed my schedule, and she gave me a big hug. She's excited for me too, as is the library. I e-mailed Darlene, my former co-worker from WCU, and she was crying tears of joy. I e-mailed my former supervisor from WCU who has since moved the good news and she is excited too. I'm thankful for everyone during this process! I have to e-mail my one English professor about the good news since she was a reference for other jobs, and my Arabic professor since she was a reference for other jobs and I want to get in touch about Arabic lessons for the first of the year. I'm thankful she'll work with me. Ah, so thankful, grateful, and excited. I even looked at office supplies for my desk. I can't wait to have a desk again! I know, I know, something so minor - but minor excitements are just as important as big excitements!


After a few days of really humid weather, the rains (and waiting for Hurricane Joaquin to hit at some point on Monday into Tuesday) have cooled things down. It went from 85 to 59 - I love this weather! With this weather, the leaves have changed colour as well. I'm thankful for the change of seasons I get to experience and the beauty autumn brings.





What are you thankful for today?

8 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Jessica Marie! I'm still in Suitcase City so "es tut mir leid" that I can't linger here too long. I am elated to read your good news, dear friend! Congratulations!!! Make the most of this opportunity to have a full time job. I am very proud of you. Best of luck!

    I love the autumn leaves you showed us. Scenes like those make me miss Pennsylvania. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Jessica. I will be back to full service blogging on Monday. See you then (after you finish work :)!

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    1. Thank you, Shady! I'm so excited. My work schedule for the county will be 8 AM - 3:45 PM Monday-Friday, then 5 - 7 PM Monday - Thursday at the library. With that and working on my book, I'm going to be busy and probably won't be blogging much. I'll blog about my crafts and I am going to buy a concert ticket to see Twiztid on October 21st at 6:30 PM.

      Thanks, Shady! Enjoy the rest of your trip. See you at some point on Monday! ~Jessica

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  2. On your desk, put out a nice photo of people or animals you love. The photo will make you happy and grounded.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's a great idea, Janie! When I still worked at my internship, I had pictures hanging of my friends, Nan, my parents, my cats, and travels I went on. Maybe I'll make a collage of all of these things. Thank you!

      Love,
      Jessica

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  3. Woo Hoo! Many, many congrats on the new job!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! Autumn is shaping up to be a good season so far. New job, new beginnings, and working on my new book to be completed by Thanksgiving!

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  4. We'll talk more in person.

    I hope this is the just first step of a full ascent to victory for you this year!

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    1. I can't wait to see you tomorrow!

      Me too, Claire, me too. I feel it will be and I've been praying.

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