Yup: I am, once again, joining the ranks of the full-time employed! As those of you who have followed my sad little unemployment saga know, this is a HEE-YUGE relief. March brings us to Month Seven of my unemployment, and it was beginning to feel like I would never get a job… I was okay at fending off discouragement most days, but I’m not sure how much deeper that well of optimism ran. Suffice to say, this is awesome timing.
I’ll be working for the federal government, which will be an interesting turn for the girl who has only ever done legal services work. It being the Fed, I probably won’t give too many details about my job, but I think it’ll be interesting work that keeps me challenged and interested. (Now if we could just get Congress to overturn DOMA so that when Finn and I get married she could be on my health insurance, that’d be greaaaat. Obama’s executive order stopped just short of that, and I am not happy. You hear me, Mr. President? Not. Happy. At. All.)
But today is not the day to let discrimination rain on my parade. I am employed, it is a job I think I’ll enjoy, and I no longer have to live in a state of constant fear that I’m not going to be able to pay my bills. It’s a good day.
Before I go, I’d like to give a slow-clap shoutout to everyone who helped keep me emotionally afloat the last 6 months. (In particular, I’m looking at you Finn / Rev – particularly with your well-timed reminder of J.K. Rowling’s discussion of the benefits of failure / Cali / Rala… I don’t know what I would have done without you.)