|The leaves beginning to change in the backyard|
About a year ago when entering the Peace Corps was becoming a reality I made the decision to stop job hunting. At the time I had reason to believe I'd be living abroad within 6-9 months. It only seemed right and fair at that time to not seek full-time employment, knowing I'd just have to resign within a year. I chose instead to do a lot of commission-based contract work. That is a decision I haven't regretted.
Well, here we are one year later, and the PC is pushing me off (most likely) for another year. Which means I need a Plan B. Or is it a Plan E at this point? I have no idea. I am continuing to do the contract work, but it isn't really a full-time, long-term option. Neither is living on top of a mountain alone in Roanoke. I need steady income and a social life. The lack of these two things is a little too depressing. But I can and do count my blessings easily- a paid off car, a free place to live, few expenses, and options. For that I am truly grateful.
So here we are, one year later, and I'm right back where I began! I've started sending out resumes, networking, considering different options, and wondering which future will unfold. Being in job hunting mode is not easy, and I don't miss the roller coaster of emotions. But it has to be done, right?!