“All I Want is a Beach-Chair Somewhere…”

A lot has happened since I last updated. For starters, I finished in the top 10 in the ShareSLO Social Ambassador contest! And I owe that to each of you that voted, even just once, but especially those of you that voted on a daily basis. Thank you so much for your support, and for joining me on that journey.

I had my official interview for the position on Saturday. The interview went well, though on the drive home I did think of a couple of questions that I could have given better answers to. You know how that is, I’m sure. You hop in the shower the day after an interview, and suddenly, BAM! The right answer just pops into your head. C’est la vie. Like I said, even considering that, it went well. Plus, you guys should have seen my resume. I reformatted it in the form of an infograph, and MAN. It’s good. The copy clerk at Staples said it was the best she’d ever seen, and that’s not nothing. 🙂 If you’re into well-formatted graphic documents, let me know and I’ll send you a blank copy for your own personal use.

Then I got sick. (Like one does after staying up until 1AM working on a thing like the contest for a month.) Last night I had a fever of 102.something, though today I’m feeling slightly better. No fever at least.

And tomorrow. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary! Here’s to hoping that I miraculously kick this thing in time to spend a relaxing evening with my husband (without coughing all over him).

Also, tomorrow is when they choose who will be the ShareSLO Ambassador. No big deal. The official announcement is public on Thursday, but if the hiring process for this job is like others in my experience, they’re going to have to notify the applicant tomorrow (Wednesday), in order to process their new-hire paperwork and run a proper background check. If that’s the case, then the applicant will be notified tomorrow. But they could gamble, and not notify the applicant until Thursday, under the assumption that the background check will clear. Needless to say, I’ll be anxiously awaiting the announcement on Thursday.

If you think applying for a job, and interviewing, and everything that comes with that is stressful, try doing it in front of your family, and friends, and thousands of loving supporters. For OVER A MONTH. This must be, like, .03% of what it feels like to run in a Presidential election. (Maybe .003%.)

I’m serious. It’s hard, in our culture, to admit that one cares about anything at all, let alone putting yourself way out on a limb that has a 90% chance of snapping, and dropping you to the ground. IN FRONT OF EVERYONE YOU KNOW. I’m telling you, after the “campaign” portion of the process was done, all I wanted was a beach-chair somewhere far, far from the Internet. How the heck is Mitt Romney handling it? I don’t even know.

Feeling feverish again. Bring on the Nyquil. Breaking out the big guns. 😉

Talk soon! xoxo, mj


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  1. Keefe

     /  February 26, 2013

    May I have a copy?

    Thanks. And best of luck!

  2. I’d love to see your résumé design. Can you email me a sample?

  3. I would love to see yours and have a copy! Thanks!

  4. May i have a copy please?

  5. I’m working on my resume, so I’d love to see your template. 🙂
    Also, did you feel well enough to celebrate your anniversary? Hope so!

  6. michelle murdock

     /  February 28, 2013

    Hey melissa I just wanted to say that, although we didn’t get the chance to talk in person as much as I would have liked (I have a feeling we will still get that chance:) I really appreciate all the positivity and high standards you brought to the contest. It really was an all night stressor, constantly checking online kind of thing! Best of luck with the other offers you mentioned in a post that were a result of this crazy race!

    I hope you start feeling better! Oh and I love you blog header, seriously. did you design it?

  7. May I have a copy of your template please? 🙂

  8. Paula Pound

     /  April 5, 2013

    I’d love a copy of your template…sorry, I know I’m about 2 months behind!

  9. hrndz.laura@gmail.com

     /  April 13, 2013

    May I please get a copy, I’m currently working on my resume.
    Thank you!


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