On the other hand, I've already started applying for jobs outside of the academy. So far, like I mentioned previously, we plan to stay here for another year. I've been keeping the applications local. I'll keep substitute teaching and doula-ing in the meantime, which I don't mind at all. We're not totally strapped for cash, but we also haven't had to start paying back my student loans yet either. OUCH, that is gonna sting.
The point is: PLEASE for the love of dog PLEASE stop asking me what I'm doing next. I quite honestly have NO CLUE at this point, and just the question causes me a great deal of worrisome anxiety. I'm trying, really trying, to just go with the flow. I'm working on a couple manuscripts for journal publication. I've turned in a grant application for a research project I could conduct locally. I'm even turning in yet another postdoc application next week---sooo close to done. No matter what you are imagining that I'm doing with my time, you are probably wrong. I'm still working for Eli Rose too, which I'm enjoying immensely doing from home.
So that's the dish on my job search. We'll see how it goes. I know that I can dazzle in an interview, I just have to get called back in the first place dammit!
On a completely unrelated note: I was the Queen of the recent Evansville Mom Prom! Yes!!! Mom Prom was put on by the local ICAN chapter, and was such a blast!
My girls have been fighting over the tiara ever since it came home.
What did I win you ask? A free makeover from a professional make-up artist and a free mother's day photo shoot! Yeah!!!
I also won some great stuff from the silent auction! All around, everyone agreed that I did all the things and was the luckiest winner of Mom Prom EVER! Gotta love it.
What one question is nagging you at the moment?
What's your favorite thing you ever won?