Rob and I got home from California one short week ago. It was my last vacation in an amazing summer full of vacations… And I officially have a job, a real one. Granted, it’s not the “the job” since apparently I don’t even know what “the job” for me even is. But hey, it’s a legitimate, big girl job. Although if we’re being honest I’m not quite sure how to feel about it.
I’m obviously so grateful that I have a job period. I know there many people praying for a job and I basically spent less than a week “looking” for one and boom I’ve got one! But it makes growing up so much more real for me. And there is a part of me that keeps saying “run Grace, while you still can!”
My new boss even asked me right before offering me the position, “Are you ready to work?” My answer was yes, I took my time this summer and I certainly needed it but “it’s time.” That is the most honest answer I could give because as much as I’d love to run, in my heart of hearts I know that it really is time.
My interview attire.
So am I nervous? Yes. Am I going thorough all the glaring disadvantages of having a job? Yes. And very often, because I really like vacations and free time. But that doesn’t mean the nerd in me who has always loved the first day of school isn’t excited. Because she is! She’s even made a Pinterest board about it. And in the wise words of my step dad, “a job is like school except you get paid for it!” Besides I have to start sometime and somewhere. It’s time and I start on Monday.
But until then….
I’m going to relish in the fact that I have no responsibilities because this might be the last time that fact is ever true.