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.