Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Insomnia and New Career
I am now paying for the siesta I took this afternoon; it is almost 3:00 a.m. and I am writing instead of sleeping. Steve and two of the four cats are sprawled out on the bed. Perhaps a king-size bed is not out of the question. The weather is slightly chilly, so I am donning Hello Kitty pajamas and curled up on the couch with a favorite grey blanket.
Oscar is taking advantage of the fact that I am in the living room; he stared at me with those gorgeous orange eyes and begged to be let out on the porch. So, I caved. He is now camped out on top of the cat condo, and probably will not move until dawn. Lucky cat; sleep still eludes me. Hopefully some almond milk will help. I now stand corrected: the two youngest cats are running back and forth and playing out on the porch.
Well, you may already know this, but if you don't, here goes: I GOT THE JOB!!! :) I received the telephone call last Thursday. On the week of July 4, I will be starting my new gig as the Teen Services Librarian at Middlebury Community Public Library. I am looking forward to it, although it is odd not to be going back to an adjunct teaching gig--at least, for now. When I learn my new position, I may be able to teach online or a blended course if the schedule allows it.
Returning to a full-time position at one location after six years of piecing together jobs will be good. Librarianship is going to be fun again, and I am going to (again) pour my heart into it. Having a steady job will allow me the freedom to pursue writing and other creative endeavors without the worry of finances. So, I didn't get a coveted full-time teaching job. That's okay--I think I'm meant to be back in the 'bary where I can use my degree, and the overwhelmingly positive responses on my Facebook account confirms it.
Okay, my eyelids are starting to droop, so I am going to sign off. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
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