We're talking about choosing my life, in a way. Forty hours a week is a good chunk of it, plus commute, of course. My last job was a really bad situation. I don't want to end up with something like that again. On the flip side, money doesn't exactly grow on trees around here. All I hear anymore is concern from loved ones about why I don't have a job yet. ALL THE TIME. I get it. They're concerned. But it's a big decision.
Mostly, I don't want to settle. For the first time in seven and a half years my fate and destiny is in my hands (well, mostly). Do I go with a job that will have a lot of flexibility but is a very (very) small office, where I'm going to know everyone's business and vice versa? Or with a big corporate conglomerate where I'll be able to go to work, do my job, and go home without having to worry about personal stuff? Or somewhere in-between? Do I pick on salary alone, benefits, flexibility, location, or the job itself? See what I mean? It's a lot to think about.
I'm thankful, no doubt about it. It's just such a big decision. But I think a night with my hubby tonight to discuss things and a night with friends tomorrow (who were both in the same boat as me job-wise) will do the trick. Having people around who know me totally, and who understand all the decisions is so fantastic. I'm a really, really lucky lady.
So that's my update. Hopefully everyone else is cranking right along too!