So... Just when I finally started to adjust to the 10-hour workdays and even the sub-par pay at my two jobs, I put my foot down and got a new one. (Keyword: one! So much for my super-intricate juggling act and the dramatic-collapses-from-exhaustion-at-home!)
In two short weeks from now, I will be basking in the sunshine of a regulated work week (37.5 hours!), a comprehensive benefits package (100 percent coverage for many of my family's health care needs!), and of course, vacation pay! (After all, what good is sunshine without a vacation?) This is where my revised To Do List comes in. Ahem:
1. Shower copious amounts of pats on my own back.
2. Try to find a way to deal with the tremendous guilt I feel for putting in my notice at my other jobs. (Why was I raised Catholic, I ask you-- WHY?!)
3. Resume congratulatory back-patting.
The best part of the whole thing is: I honestly feel like I was hired for being me, Masters Degree and all! Bonus points: The interview had none of those pre-formulated "What do you picture yourself doing in five years from now" questions... (BLESS THEM!!) All in all, I left the interview feeling like I had engaged in a conversation with the hiring committee, instead of feeling like I had accidentally dropped in on the Spanish Inquisition Convention. HUZZAH!!