Thursday, April 15, 2010

A JOB ~ Just in the nick of time!

And this is my 100th post!  How appropriate that these milestones happened simultaneously.  I am so relieved, so pleased, and so grateful.  What a wild ride!

I start the beginning of May, as a BSA, which in this case means Business Systems Analyst.  It isn't far, the people seem nice, and the company is growing.  I'll be eligible for benefits right away, but won't get paid until the end of May.  I can live with that.  I'll even be making a little more than my last job, without the 2 1/2 hour commute each day!  So, a new adventure begins!

Wow.  I could not have made up a more stressful or dramatic scenario, but that's okay.  It worked out.  I get to stay where I am, renew my lease, and carry on.  It was so fun to tell M when I picked her up from school yesterday!  She did a big "Whoop!"  and gave me a hug and then did a little dance.  She said "now we're going to have MONEY!"  Well, yeah...

And this means that although the next 6 weeks will be tight, I won't have to break into my "non-liquid" reserves, which is a really good thing.  It means I will still have an emergency fund, which is so important, and I'll be able to build back up my savings.  My mind is already whirring ahead to plan my next goals.

I am almost breathless with relief.  It's going to be okay.  It really is.  I gambled big, but I didn't fail.  At the last second, the last dice rolled over.  Whew! 

It makes me feel really happy to see and hear the outpouring of support from my friends - near and far - who have been encouraging and kind this whole time.  What a difference it makes to know that another person is paying attention to the challenges and successes of your life!  It is the best thing we can do for each other:  be there.  It is so powerful and awesome, the gift of friendship.  I am riding on the swell of a wave, and it feels wonderful.


  1. WOO-HOO!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! It seems as though the stars are aligned. QUICK! GO GET A LOTTO TICKET!

    And happy 100th!

  2. Congrats! I love it when things work out. I'll bet you sure slept well last night.

    That reminds me...let me check last night's Lotto....


  3. Congraturlations and good luck in your new position.

  4. WOOOOOO New Job!!! Congratulations.

  5. I'm just so damn excited for you! And so so proud that you stuck to what you KNEW was right and it all worked out in the end...

  6. Give me a J! Give me an O! Give me an A! Give me a N! HOORAY JOAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Which nickname didn't you like? Jobbed Joan? I can't remember. I celebrated for you last night. ;)

    SO, so happy for you!

  7. Absolutely freakin' FANTASTIC! I'm with Mala, buy that lotto ticket NOW and don't forget your friends when you win;)

  8. Oh, and FYI, I've been merrily clicking away at your ads on the blog - just doin' my part, yo. Enjoy that $.08! Don't spend it all in one place. ;)

  9. YAY!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you, my dear! You deserve every happiness, and your story is a reminder to me that life does sometimes give you what you need, right when you need it.


  10. Ok, Samsmama. Now it's your turn.

  11. Such wonderful news!! I'm so glad that things are falling into place for you. :D

    I'm dancing for you here!

  12. That is AWESOME!! Can we all poke fun at the fact that your title has BS in it??

  13. WOO HOO!! I'm jealous/happy for you! I'm JEALAPPY!!!

    Your post gave me hope and drive. Here's to landing a wonderful job (clinks glasses)!!!!!


    Bonus: My horrible neighbor (and his girlfriend) are moving out! How cool is that?

    Kate: I'm sure that this job will have plenty of BS in it ~ don't they all? Mock away! ;)

  15. Fantastic, J. So happy for you and M.

    I bet you had the mother of all sighs of relief.

    Congrats x 1000000000000.

  16. Happy happy, joy joy! Congratulations!

  17. WoW! That is awesome! I have been there right on the brink. 1 week away from living in a box kinda brink.
    Getting that life preserver on the last toss is one of the most refreshing and breathless feelings in the world.