Monday, July 24, 2006

7/24

Big news over here in the Not-so-Pregnant, hopefully Not-so-Poor household:

I got a new job!
A scary, good, exciting development.

The new position is at an organization that provides legal representation for victims of domestic violence. It is the same, exact job title, but with the possibility of expanding into a Director of Development position (for those of you that have any idea what that is) within the first year. It is also a substantial pay increase, which couldn't come too soon.

I'm starting in late August, giving my current job three weeks notice and then taking a week vacation. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with a week of not working, except maybe lay on my couch a lot and watch TLC.

I'm scared that I may be suffering from "the grass is always greener on the other side" problem, but as P. pointed out to me today, in this case, even if the grass isn't greener, some more money will help fertilize the pasture. I hate that everything boils down to money. I worked for the Peace Corps for 18 months and made next to nothing. Now that I have a child, I'm realizing more and more that I can't pay the rent with my belief in a cause and I can't feed Zac with righteous indignation. Trust me. I've tried.

10 comments:

doow said...

Congratulations on the new job! I hope the grass is a perfect shade of green for you :-)

g-starr said...

CONGRATULATIONS! i'm sure you're going to be great :o)

p said...

WAHOO!!!!!!!! Congratulations, mama! Your new job sounds way more socially conscious than the nonsense I do for a paycheck...

Oh, and tell Z to start expecting a package Thursday or Friday :)

xoxo
-P

dee said...

Congratulations on the new job! I hope it ends up being a perfect match for you. If not, at least the money will be better.

FR said...

YAY!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited to hear the news. You are so deserving of this opportunity. I'm ready for an onslaught of blog entries about your neww adventures :)

wildflower said...

Yay! Congratulations! Enjoy that week of vacation!

jenna said...

oh my god, GREAT news!! took them long enough!! congrats, and i bet you enjoyed putting in your notice, eh?? good luck, and yes, good for you for building in a week's vaca! enjoy!

p.s. and of course the Z-man is the cutest! i thought that went without saying! :)

annab said...

congratulations! that is such great news. you deserve it so much.

Chris said...

AWESOME!

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!