It is like there is a reason to live again

So here's the big exciting news on my end.

Remember that one time like 4 years ago when my library director up and moved and left me in charge with the eye twitch and the two jobs? Yeah. Still doing that, 6 years later. I have, of course, tried to rule with grace and dignity and for the most part I believe I've succeeded. Or at least I've hidden the bodies of the naysayers. But I am happy to report that my time is almost up. The library board has finally selected a new library director and I'm Not It!

I did apply, but I have never been so excited to not get a job in my whole entire life. Yes, sure, more money would have been nice. But I still kind of didn't want it. This last week I've been pretty much walking on air, singing, giggling, and treating the eye twitch as a somewhat charming house guest whom I will probably miss once it's gone. The new person isn't here yet and it will still be awhile before they are, but I feel completely different. And now I get to smile blissfully at people and say things like, "Yep, you'll sure want to discuss that with the new director when they start. I wouldn't want to step on their toes." And, "Sure, what you're talking about is really interesting. It's not really my concern anymore, though. In fact, I've been on a fabulous dinner date in my head with Ioan Gruffudd the whole time you've been talking. But at least we're both having fun, right?"


Janssen said... [reply]

My heart sings a little every time you mention Ioan. Just the mention of his name brightens my day.

Rynell said... [reply]

Yea! I love your responses. I would love to answer, "Thank you, but that's not my concern anymore, I wouldn't want to step on the new director's toes."

Ahhh... the bliss of not being responsible for everything.

Desmama said... [reply]

And don't forget--why, yes, you are overqualified!

miranda said... [reply]


The reason I never wanted to be a blog channel editor was all the responsibility. It feels good just be be responsible for yourself...

Nemesis said... [reply]

Mine too, Janssen. :-)

Rynell, it really is the most fun ever. Of course, it's not like my Type-A personality will ever let me completely sit back on anything in life ever, but still. This IS sitting back for me. :-)

Desmama, you are SO very right. You're also the best gift giver ever. Check out what she gave me, everyone! I slept with these little guys last night.

Thanks, Miranda! Sniff . . . I'm grateful to so many people right now who have helped me NOT get this job . . .

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Congratulations on not having to be director.

I love your responses. Think of all the normal blinking that awaits you.

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

I think I became a teacher so I didn't really have a boss. A principal that smiles every time he/she sees you and evaluates your classroom once a year doesn't really count. I'm just sayin', I hope you don't hate your new boss.

Azúcar said... [reply]

I'm so glad I didn't do anything to help you get the job that you didn't get.

I need those post-its in the worst, worst way. I will use them while wearing my soon to arrive "I'm Kind of a Big Deal" shirt.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hee! Azucar, I JUST saw that shirt somewhere and loved it. One of these days you and I really will need to get together for a hair-braiding session.

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