wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!
Working at this goal nearly every day makes me realize how difficult it is. I’ve been able to increase my appreciation for aspects of my job, but it takes a lot of attention to do it, and I rarely find enthusiasm.
I finally dawned on me that I have been in the same type of position for 14 years…and maybe I am just bored with it!
Almost as soon as I had this realization, a position was posted within my organization that would be be a great career move for me. I’m at the point in my career where there are not that many opportunities for advancement – or even lateral motion. This position would build on all of my experience and contacts, but it is also quite different from what I’ve been doing. It would pay more (always nice) and would move me out of the ranks of middle management into lower-upper management.
Anyway, I submitted an application on Monday and was called for a first interview today. I’ve got a week to prepare. Already, I have so many emotions! Excitement, anxiety, guilt. I had a meeting with my boss just after scheduling the interview and realized once again how much I like him as a person. He told me that he and his wife have been discussing retirement, and I can see that he is feeling discouraged about many things. Of course, no one has even offered me a second interview yet!
This post is my way of working through the emotions. On a practical level, I just made an appointment to have my hair trimmed tomorrow, and I’m going to look for a new interview suit over the weekend. I haven’t seriously interviewed for a job in seven years, so a new suit is in order, for sure.