I have a job to Do...


I love a good Cheese Joke


Last week I wrote about being on the job hunt once again and THIS week, I am happy to report that I have a new one! I will be a "Gourmet Associate" at my favorite liquor store in Shreveport...

In my most recent newsletter I briefly discussed checking in with my body while looking through job descriptions. If I felt dread, I'd move on but if I felt a little thrill at the sound of it, I would proceed.

While looking on Craigslist this past Saturday, I came upon a listing for "Gourmet Associate" amongst the myriad kitchen jobs. In truth, I almost missed it and was about to close the window. I saw that it was for Cuban Liquor and clicked on the ad. At first I wasn't sure because it required me to have an ABO card and a responsible vendor's permit...which I do not have. But the job was for dealing with ARTISANAL CHEESE!!!! And making gift baskets etc. And I LOVE this store. They have a wonderful beer and Scotch selection as well as the gourmet foods. Heaven. So, I emailed them anyway and received a response an hour or so later saying they'd love to talk to me. Monday afternoon I went in (geeked out over cheese and my love for the store) and by Tuesday at 4:00, had the job.

I did a lot of checking in with myself over this. I felt so much interest and excitement for the job that I couldn't imagine not having it and I even felt a flicker of "you have the job" on Tuesday morning (however the more time passed that day, the more I questioned that feeling). I also realized that this is possibly one of the few jobs I've gone after that I REALLY wanted. Don't get me wrong, I have been super lucky in my professional life and pretty much all of my jobs have fallen into my lap one way or another, but it has only been recently that I've been more selective and bold with job searching. It feels pretty awesome to know that I am manifesting these things (even when I am worried that I won't find my way). Being on the right path seems to make things flow a little quicker and I am very grateful.