Sorry for the radio silence. The past month has been jammed packed, and tension-filled. It culminated in a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire cliffhanger which, I’m pleased to say went my way: I got offered a job.
Actually, two jobs; after over two years of job hunting â€“ some 310 job applications and 42 job interviews (a few of those second and third interviews for the same job) â€“ I found myself in the enviable position of having to choose; and not just choose between a mediocre job and a so-so alternative â€“ these were two viable, exciting, interesting jobs in a field I actually have a strong passion and commitment for: ending violence.
In the end, I was flattered to be offered a new job â€“ one that I will have a hand in shaping and building â€“ as the Violence Prevention Communications Coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). I will start later this week, as Sept. turns to October. I look forward to it with much excitement and anticipation.
That also means that things might be on the slow side here; I will be spending the first part of this week traveling (returning from a visit on the east-coast with family and friends) and better part of the next two weeks acclimating myself to a new work environment and schedule. As soon as I get a chance to come up for air, I’ll have some stories and thoughts to share here. I promise.
Speaking of which, I’m so please that my last post has garnered so many comments â€“ especially because many among them are folks who were able to avoid falling for a fake condo ad thanks to my warning; happy to do my part in the cause to prevent a**holes from using Craigslist (and the web in general) to steal people’s personal information.