Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Bittersweet Day- Not Anything Like a Dragonfruit

Today was a bittersweet day.

First, I had a phone job interview. The job sounded absolutely fascinating. I felt like the interview went really well. And then there was the kicker- it's a Christian organization, and the employee must support their cause.
I absolutely do support their cause. In fact, I'd love to be their biggest champion. I am behind what they want to achieve 100%!
But- that doesn't mean they want me- and they don't. No, this "Christian organization" defines Christians by the Apostles Creed or Nicean Creed, and therefore, doesn't allow Mormons (or Jehovah's Witnesses, Adventists, and a few others).
So in spite of the fact that I love their cause and am a great candidate for the work, they have already ruled me out.
The Bitter: Didn't get the job (or even considered)
The Sweet: A good interview, and the assurance that comes from forthrightly standing up for what you believe.

Speaking of job interviews, a few weeks ago I had a great one. I really liked the person I interviewed with. I felt like there was a great connection, and I hoped for the best for that particular job. I've been crossing my fingers, hoping for a response from them this week.
They finally called today. Normally this is a good thing, but not today. Well, not completely anyway. The interviewer herself called me back. She explained that they had decided to go another direction, but that she wanted me to know that she really did like me, and hoped I would apply for other positions within her company in the future. And hoped that we could keep in touch in the future.
The Bitter: Not getting the job (obviously)
The Sweet: I didn't read the person entirely wrong. Dating and job hunting  have a lot in common in this respect - it's just nice to know you didn't get it completely wrong.

I found a dragonfruit at the grocery store. I ate these things every single freaking day in Cambodia. I LOVED them. They were so good! (See picture above- and below.) I have craved one of these suckers every day since I left the country. (Fun sidenote: I'm not a sign seeker, but if I was, I'd take this as a good sign. I applied for a really cool job in Cambodia yesterday. It's a serious long shot, but it would be a huge dream come true for me!)
The Bitter: It was rotten.
The Sweet: I did manage to get one or two good bites out of it.

This was mushy and grayish on the inside. It should be crispy, and a little watery (like an apple), and bright white (plus the seeds). This was just yucky. $9 of yucky.


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  2. I'm excited about your hiatus. Good things to come.
    I do think the dragon fruit is fortuitous.


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