Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Thrill of the Chase

Isn't job hunting fun? As long as you don't have to, of course.

Wending my way along the hike-and-bike trail at lunch today, I remembered how I felt when I first walked there at midday, not quite two years ago, and how everything was new and full of promise and I wasn't worried or upset or unhappy about anything, just dizzy with elation to be out of Corpus and that miserable job. And next thing I knew, without any effort, my life was suddenly full of friends and fun, so it didn't matter that the job itself was fairly dull.

Same trail, same beautiful weather. But it's autumn now, not spring; and all my friends have moved on. I sat in Billy's spot by the water, next to the bat bridge, and watched a very tiny spider carefully negotiating the hairs on my arm for half an hour or so. I was thinking about the things that change on their own with time, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse, as opposed to the matters you take into your own hands and change for yourself.

So I updated my resume today. And I applied for a job! Outside the agency! Granted, it was a listing from, so I'll probably get bait-and-switched into interviewing for a position as an entry-level porn viewing booth attendant. Well, I've had worse jobs. I'm not looking in Corpus, anyway.

Maybe next week I'll start looking in the real job postings!

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At October 24, 2007 9:13 PM, Anonymous b.r. said...

Aw, I suddenly feel so sentimental. Like I want to get all misty thinking about those days and how time changes things.

Things are so good here in so many ways, but there are things I miss terribly, like my friends, walks around Town Lake, and Barton Springs.

Austin is a great place. Maybe someday I can afford a cabin in the mountains AND a swanky loft in downtown Austin!


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