Monday, July 16, 2012
#4 Apply For a Job I Don't Think I am Qualified For...by Juli
I never ever ever imagined myself working behind a desk kissing customers butt's 3 days a week for 9 years in a row. No, I was going to be a fashion designer, a veterinarian, a pastry chef, or a journalist. I even took costume design in high school, was the editor in chief of my high school newspaper, volunteered at a veterinarians office (ok, it was only one day, but a very memorable one) and worked in two fancy schmancy restaurants as a pastry assistant. Lets just say those were amazing experiences but didn't quite fit the bill. That is the rent bill, the car bill, or the grocery bill. I needed a regular 9 to 5.
Being the curious girl that I am I have always looked at Craigslist to see what amazing adventures laid ahead for me in the "jobs" section. A few months back I applied to be an assistant to a family in Marin, where the husband was a professor and the wife was a movie producer. They needed someone to organize their life. Shoot, I could do that! Well apparently I wasn't the applicant they were dreaming of but what did I lose in trying? Then a friend, a few months back, suggested me for a position in another insurance office. Although that is exactly what I am doing right now I considered the option but decided it wasn't what I had been dreaming of (remember fashion designer?!) Now just recently, I also was suggested for a position in the lending field. The circumstances couldn't have been more perfect but after weighing all the pro's and cons carefully, to the extreme, it made me realize that I have it pretty stinkin' good at my current job. So back to the butt kissing I go. Although I don't feel like I applied for "a job I am not qualified for", I did put myself out there and came to a realization that maybe what I need is a steady job to support all the other adventures I can have outside of work. Because if I had an exciting job maybe the rest of my life would be boring...right?