I didn't have much to say for this last month because all it has been is searching desperately for a job...any job... though one that is in my field would be preferable. I think I must have written a million cover letters, tweaked a million resumes and had interviews here and there... yeah, it was exciting. But luckily I've been blessed enough to have an awesome family willing to help out while I'm in that transitional state. At one point in time, I watched the movie Post Grad and became slightly depressed because, well lets face it, life isn't a movie and things don't just magically turn out perfectly.
But enough of the doom and gloom. I decided that I'd look into being a nanny/au pair! Plenty of job openings there! I talked to one family from Spain who really wanted me to go and I really wanted to go, but it turns out that going to Spain is a lot more difficult and time consuming to do. Among the hoops one must jump through, you must fly to California to apply for the VISA in person... and then a month or two later when they have accepted your application, you must fly BACK to California to pick it up in person. This is not counting the cost of also eventually flying to Spain. Yeah, it was a nice thought. It would have been an adventure, but it wasn't supposed to happen.
Then I ended up talking to a family in Pennsylvania who I made plans to fly there from the 10-13th of this month to see if I would be a good fit for their family. It sounded good and we had all the arrangements made and they paid for the plane tickets and then... the day before I'm supposed to leave, I get a call from one of the places I had applied to a month or so ago. I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only is this a job I really wanted, but its in my field! Helping people! Doing what I want to do! I was reallllly hoping for something in the social services and this one is working at Volunteers of America as a Recovery Assistant. I'm so happy and excited!
Oh, but then about the trip to Pennsylvania... I didn't know what to do at first cause I was supposed to leave the next day. The tickets were paid for and everything. But luckily, with all the big storms in Pennsylvania and NY and all that, the flights got canceled and they got their money back and so I explained everything to them and it all worked out great! YAY!
So the moral of the story is, job hunting sucks! But keep on going and eventually the misery will be over! HURRAY!