A Semester of Fortunes
Sometimes, I can be a little bit superstitious.Heading into my job search, and a semester that I knew was going to be pretty rough, I somehow ended up with a rule that everytime it was reasonably possible, I HAD to eat a fortune cookie. I don’t know how many this ended up being, but there were a few in particular that definitely marked my semester… right up through my job news (Yes, I have one)!“Prepare yourself for a big change of events in your personal life.”This one showed up in my dessert a few days before my trip to Seattle. Getting out of the midwest was nice and definitely a good change of scenery that reminded me that I need to get away from my job now and then. The vacation was definitely needed.“You will either be happy over a proposition offered or a new job.”This one came a few days before my first job offer… and right about when I got a call about my final on-campus interview.“A wish will be granted after a long delay.”I had this one at breakfast on Thursday (they have fortune cookies in the food court. Which means that since it was reasonably possible, I had to eat them at every visit, even breakfast). This one was frustratingly true. I was waiting to hear from the University of Northern Colorado. I’d had a great campus visit on Monday, sought advice from mentors, and they’d checked my references-with every second, I was truly wishing that my phone would ring.Soon, it was time for me to go to knitting group (7 pm) and I had just about resigned myself to NOT going in favor of moping in front of the TV… when my phone rang. A few minutes later, I had the job offer (start date: July 1)!“Everything will now come your way.”And this is going to be the last of the fortunes… This one was from lunch on Friday. I think it means I’m on the right path. That I’ve got things figured out (for now, at least).