Monday, October 22, 2012

Not too shabby!

Standing on top of my family's mountain looking down on Salem, VA
I had a great weekend! I hope everyone had a great weekend! It was beautiful autumn weather, and the leaves were at their color peak. And I had 8 wonderful friends (well, 7 friends, 1 cousin) in town to visit!
Can you believe it? People actually came to the boondocks to visit me!
We went on some short walks and hikes, ate tons of food, and talked and talked and just had a lovely time! (And I took the above picture of our valley.)
In a conversation with my friend (mostly DC-based singles, but not all) I had an epiphany. All those job interviews I am getting? Probably not a result of my awesomeness. (Well, maybe just a little!) It is probably more likely that there are a lot of job openings and hirings happening right now due to the federal fiscal year just beginning. Companies and agencies (particularly in the DC area that are usually on the federal fiscal year) have new budgets and funds to work with, and therefore are hiring right now. I'm glad I realized this because it also means that I shouldn't expect this surge of jobs and interviews to last for long. In fact, it is safe to assume that if I don't land a job by Christmas, it may not happen at all. The fiscal quarter will change over, and the "fiscal cliff" will hit. And quite frankly, if that "fiscal cliff" hits, chances are slim to none of getting a job for a VERY long time.
So the pressure is on to get out there and get a full-time job! (Preferably in digital marketing in the Washington, DC area, but I'm open to other cities as well.)
In completely unrelated news, my October book sales are lower than I like! So! for the rest of the month I have lowered the prices!
"You Heard It Here First" is on Kindle and Nook for $2.99! And "The Agency" is on Kindle for $1.99! And paperbacks of "You Heard It Here First" are available on Amazon for $7.99 (I'm the seller, so you can trust it!)

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