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Okay, I've calmed down to the point where I can speak in complete… 
25th-Nov-2009 01:54 pm
Hearth
Okay, I've calmed down to the point where I can speak in complete sentences again.

I see some of you guessed that it was a BARCC job based on me saying it was perfect. Which just goes to show how perfect it is. :)

So I made that post last weekend as I was paying bills, deeply frustrated and despondent over not bringing money in, knowing that I had to suck it up and probably go get a retail job, and knowing that that would cost me a big chunk of my available-to-BARCC time. Which would suck.

And two days later, I got one of the periodic job-openings e-mails that my volunteer coordinator sends around, that always make me terribly frustrated because they're always full-time or not T-accessible. But this time?

Part-time. At BARCC.

And I looked at the job description and was jaw-droppy. Because not only is it totally in line with what I've been doing, but parts of it are *exactly* what I've been doing - part of it, for example, is managing the Clothesline Project, and I'm already part of the volunteer Clothesline Project team. All of the liaison stuff is with CAPS/public education. Which I have been doing for two years and I know everyone and they like me and dude.

And the other half is administrative stuff - being the point of contact for prospective volunteers, tracking the interview and training process, maintaining databases, doing easy web stuff.

I'm reading this and I feel like Rocco in the backseat in Boondock Saints, where he explodes from stunned silence into "ME! ME!" (Except for the "we could kill everyone" part.) feste_sylvain was like "Whoa. They wrote that for you." Is how perfect this is.

So yeah. :)

20 hours a week. Mornings, so I still have some writing time before Elayna gets home, and I still get to be here for Elayna. :) This will actually be good for my writing, even; I do better at writing when I'm also doing something else. For most of this year, I've been in this awful cycle:

I'm not bringing in money ----> I need to write to bring in money ----> I can't write what wants to be written, I must write stuff to sell ----> DO NOT WANT ----> *not getting any writing done* ----> *feeling like shit over not getting writing done/not bringing in money* ----> GOTO LINE 10.

So now I will be bringing in money and not feeling like a hideous drain on my household. And the pressure is off. And I don't lose any BARCC time/availability (my boss is totally willing to lend me to my volunteer coordinator for morning engagements if necessary).

And I am getting paid to do what I love and help make the world a better place. Like I said. I win.
Comments 
25th-Nov-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
FTW!!!
25th-Nov-2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
So much win and awesome I can barely see straight.
25th-Nov-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, it is entirely possible they wrote it with you in mind! Seen it done, done it.
25th-Nov-2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
That's what Adam said, when told what Feste said. :)
25th-Nov-2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
O GREAT HAPPINESS DESCENDS UPON YOUR FIERY HEAD!!! CROWN KNOT OF FIRE! FIRE AND ROSES! HURRAH!
25th-Nov-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
**fanfare and happies!!!**
25th-Nov-2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Tremendous happy dance!
25th-Nov-2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
EXCELLENT!!!

Congratulations!
25th-Nov-2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
HOORAY!!!!!! *dances wif!*

I'm so, so, SO happy to hear this, 'song. Congratulations a hundred times over. :)
25th-Nov-2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
congratulations!!!
25th-Nov-2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's excellent! I'm so glad!
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25th-Nov-2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Echoes this comment!
25th-Nov-2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
That is so wonderful. I can't express how happy it makes me that you found that position that's so perfect for you in every single way and then you got it. It makes me hopeful for my own future.

I'm so happy for you!
25th-Nov-2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Amazing! Congratulations!

Apropos of nothing: I don't know if she is still into such things, but I found the lyrics to the Japanese version of Wicked and thought of Elayna. So I share, in case it is still relevant to someone's interests.
25th-Nov-2009 08:00 pm (UTC) - Hurray!
This sounds perfect!
Congrats!~
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25th-Nov-2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
So happy and relieved for you. Best of the good luck.
25th-Nov-2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm psychic!!

So very happy for you - it's totally awesome!
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25th-Nov-2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Hurrah!
25th-Nov-2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I'd assumed it was a BARCC job. That's just wonderful!
25th-Nov-2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Well done, you!
25th-Nov-2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!!!

That is awesome, I am so happy for you!
25th-Nov-2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!! woot!
25th-Nov-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
25th-Nov-2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yes!!!
25th-Nov-2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
ROCK ON!!!!! WOOOOO!!!!! YOU GET >ten< COOKIES!!!!!

And,yeah, they totally had you in mind all along. I'm glad you had the strength and courage to apply.
25th-Nov-2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I am so happy for you. Congrats.
25th-Nov-2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Seriously, while not trying to cite the big ol' hand of divinity here, I have to say that sometimes one is exactly where one is meant to be. It can be frustrating as hell to get there, but....

You win, indeed.
26th-Nov-2009 01:02 am (UTC) - hip hip..
HOORAY!
26th-Nov-2009 03:01 am (UTC)
You win, and a whole lot of other people win, too. Best of all possible worlds.

I'm so happy for you. You deserve this in so many ways. Hooray! :D
26th-Nov-2009 03:03 am (UTC)
"Whoa. They wrote that for you."

Totally. And probably intentionally. :)

GO YOU!!
26th-Nov-2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Have I mentioned recently how HAPPY I AM FOR YOU?!
26th-Nov-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
HUZZAH with extra ZAH on top!
26th-Nov-2009 08:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations and good luck! I'm glad you found something that seems to be such a good fit for you.
26th-Nov-2009 09:46 am (UTC)
\o/!
29th-Nov-2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
The Universe is giggling gleefully. I can hear Her.
1st-Dec-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :-) Jobs that you love are so rewarding. When do you start?
1st-Dec-2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Next Wednesday. :)
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