I got a new job!
Today’s post is about the new job that I’m starting today. I am now an Instructional Designer for a university Journalism department. You can listen to the show or read the transcript to discover what that’s all about and how I got here after three difficult years of searching.
I want to talk here briefly about this experience as a milestone, a point in time and space that allows me to see how far I’ve come and anticipate where I’ve yet to travel.
I would have to admit that there were at least three points over that past few years that I had literally despaired of ever getting the job I wanted. And my definition of the job I wanted has changed more times that that. But I had hope and persistence and I held on to that. I also didn’t watch TV, so I’m sure that kept me from getting depressed as well.
The purpose of a milestone is to create a point of perspective. I couldn’t see this milestone and all that I had to endure until I arrived here. All the times I faltered in my search or where I was willing to settle because I was so tired. And now that I”m standing at this milestone it’s difficult to remember those times. It’s almost like a balm for your soul that immediately lifts all the pain and frustration away without a memory of it every having been.
Once your reach your goal, whatever it is, everything that came before seems pale in comparison. It’s like the commute home. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s bumper to bumper slow, howling wind and deep snow. At night. But once you’re home, it’s not worth a thought.
I know there’s still a few of your out there still looking for a job and I want to let you know that your milestone is up ahead, even if it’s out of sight and when you reach it it will be worth it. Hang in there.