Tuesday, June 10, 2008

what's the what?

The what is that, after 8 years at my current employer, I have a new job! Now, because no one wants to get dooced, I'm reluctant to talk too much about work, but suffice it to say that I am very excited! The new job will allow me to focus on writing and publications, which I love. The new employer also offers awesome benefits, including on-site daycare (we're not taking Vivian out of her current situation, but when she graduates out of it in about a year, we hope to take advantage of the on-site situation).

Eight years in one place is a really long time. I know that there was a time when people stayed with the same company for their whole careers, and retired with a gold watch and a fat pension, but those days are very much over. I honestly don't know how I ended up staying so long.

After about 4 years, we started to think about moving up to the Bay Area, so I looked for work up there. I got close on a couple of jobs, but nothing ever materialized. After about a year of looking, we decided to stay in L.A., but then start a family. And who wants to start a new job when you're planning to take maternity leave shortly thereafter? And then we lost Eliza, and grieved. And then I got pregnant again with Vivian, and then needed time to sort out this motherhood thing.

And it's eight years. I feel like this is going to be a good move for me, personally and professionally. The whole interviewing process has been so stressful that I felt like I lost my craft mojo (similar to when I was pregnant -- I didn't realize it then, but it was probably a result of the stress), and couldn't knit, crochet or sew. As soon as I got the offer, my mojo came flowing back!

In just a few days, I had completed this Twinkle cardigan. Yay for my mojo returning! I missed it so.


Uccellina said...

Hey, congratulations, lady!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! And I totally get your lack of crafty mojo. I'm at 7 months and I'm lucky if I get a couple of rows a week!

med said...

hi sara,

I work at a PR firm that's looking for blogging specialists like you.

If I could get your contact information I would love to speak with you further.

thanks, madison dunn

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Mel said...

Awesome news, I want to hear all the details in Tahoe! Congrats sweetie!

Gwen said...

Congrats!! And I love the sweater!

Katie said...

Congrats! If you got the job I think you did, then that's so totally cool! (We'll have to meet for lunch someday for Chinese food nearby...)

Love the sweater -- so glad your mojo has returned!