First, the good news: I’m permanently employed! In a job I love! In a place I love! Plus, to be totally crass, it puts me in a position wherein I can, among other things, put a solid down payment on a car and pay off my line of credit inside of a year. Needless to say, I’m fairly perky regarding the whole situation. I’ve been stressing so hard about finding a job and minimizing the down time after this contract was due to end, and I don’t know if it’s quite kicked in yet that I can relax a bit.
The funny part is this: I was offered (and accepted) a permanent position on Friday. On Thursday, I was set up for a recommendation for a contract position with another ‘best employer’ company. Friday morning, I was contacted via email by a recruitment firm regarding a PR Specialist position with a global apparel company, and Friday afternoon I got a call requesting a phone interview for a marketing specialist position with a publishing company. When it rains, it pours, eh? I’m so happy to be staying where I am, though – as cliched as it is to say, the culture is such a perfect fit, and my job provides such interesting opportunities.
Now, slightly more worrisome news: I am (or at least my wallet is) in deep, deep trouble. I believe I may be addicted to Etsy treasuries. My favourites list is growing at an alarming pace, and the worst part is that part of my brain thinks I can actually buy it all at some point (in my defense, none of the items are particularly pricey). I’ve spent, with no exaggeration, hours perusing these things, which refresh with shocking frequency. My (25th!) birthday is coming up on August 10th, so whenever anyone asks what I want, I send them the link – it’s an act of self preservation, methinks.