So, this is my first foray into the world of blogging. I have wanted to but have been content with the notes/postings on myspace and facebook. It is hard to describe my last 6 months but let me just say that I am in the job hunt and I couldn’t be happier. I honestly think I will be a bit sad when I have to go back into the work force. There is something wonderful about living my life the way I want to without regards to supervisors, bosses or routines. I have always been a big one for planning but after a bit of a breakdown last year I needed a change more than anything.
I recently saw a weekend movie where they made the statement. “I would rather be doing nothing than doing something I hate”. I have realized the truth of this remark in my life. The thing that is the most interesting is that I haven’t been doing nothing. When did we get it in our head that the only viable thing for a person to do is work? I have actually been very busy. In fact, I have been doing things that I actually love that I don’t have time for when I am working including doing some writing, making a cookbook for my mom, and exercising on a regular basis.
Nearly every day I’ve had the interesting experience of applying for jobs all over the state of Utah. I say interesting because you learn a lot about yourself as you answer questions from HR professionals. My favorite one is “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Would I be interviewing for jobs if I knew where I was going in five years? I guess they are looking for basic answers like “I see myself working for a great company like yours…”. Usually I say something like “I would love to be a manager in a great organization that will allow me to develop all of my talents”. I know it is pretty lame but it seems like they are asking for it with that question.
Whether the questions are lame or not it is always interesting. I wish I could hear what my competition says because I feel like my answers are good but maybe they don’t stack up to others. I always feel like the interviews go well and then I don’t get the position. I guess it just isn’t the position for me.
In the meantime I am enjoying my life and looking forward to the next adventure.