Good [?] news, blog readers! I have accepted a full-time temporary position at a locally-based, fairly large financial institution. I’ve known for a couple of weeks but it’s taken me a little while to wrap my head around it enough to share it with y’all.
A part of me is thrilled – the financial stability of this particular job opportunity as well as the challenge of a new field and new work environment is invigorating for me. A part of me is nervous – new is scary, especially given that my last full-time position left me a little gun-shy. And, of course, a part of me feels like a shmuck, a sell-out, someone willing to trade the hustling and wandering lifestyle I’ve begun to carve out for myself in exchange for a little temporary security.
But that, there, is the beauty of this endeavor and why I agreed to say yes. It’s temporary and I can go into it embracing it’s tenuous nature. Everything is temporary – there’s no sure thing when it comes to a job or career [or security, for that matter] – but I feel a sense of freedom and excitement from knowing that it could last the contracted eight months or it could end as soon as it begins. Or I could outshine the competition and become the next CEO. Or I could leave it a month in to go live in a museum for a month [more of that later, dear readers!] Or I could hate it and go back to the hustle.
Regardless [or irregardless, however it suits you], this temporary shift in my employment will assuredly bring plenty of blog fodder in the coming weeks! I am excited to share with you how I deal with being a temp – if you’ve ever temped before or taking a temporary assignment, please share your advice and horror stories in the comments or email me at postcollegiateblog [at] gmail [dotcom]