Sometimes it’s good to take time to think about decisions. Sometimes when you do that, the opportunity passes you by. How’s a girl to know when to stop and think and when to take action?
I got a call today from a company I interviewed with on Monday that finds jobs for freelance graphic designers. They told me that a company needs immediate help with a project right now, doing mostly monotonous stuff with Adobe programs. They need someone starting tomorrow. Am I interested? They have two shifts, 9am-6pm and 3pm-midnight. It’s only for a week. Oh, you can’t work tomorrow morning or Sunday morning? Why don’t you take the second shift then. Okay. Do you mind working 9 or 10 hour shifts?
I’m so bad at thinking. I wanted to say, “Let me ask my mom and let you know.” But what college graduate needs to go ask their mom? I knew I didn’t have anything planned. So I said yes.
Now, I am scared. 10 hour shift? That’s a long shift. I haven’t been in a schedule since mid-December. I’m not desperate for the money yet. I will probably be so exhausted that I won’t even have the energy to job search during the mornings. But they called and asked, and at the time I couldn’t think of any reason not to except for maybe laziness. There are also some unknowns – what kind of work environment is this? I know it’s casual – they said wear jeans. I think she told me how much it paid, but I can’t for the life of me think of what it was. I feel apprehension about this opportunity, but I keep telling myself it’s only a week.
In other news, I made dinner tonight – chicken pot pie. Then I proceeded to eat alone. My sister has water polo, my dad has choir, and my mom is at work. I was sad. Stupid things scheduled during dinner. No wonder we never eat together. After spending an hour and a half making this dinner, I decided that it was not worth it. (This is why I will never be a cook.) I think I will try smaller, simpler things that take less time and maybe things i can share with my cats so I don’t have to eat alone.