An Up And Down Week

When last you visited the blog, I was practically beaming with excitement about something I couldn’t really discuss on the off-chance that things fell through.

Well…things fell through.

I didn’t get the job that I wanted, even after a second interview. The hunt continues.

I took it pretty hard, though. It’s been tough…living in an economy where jobs are scarce and the workforce is filled with people equally or more qualified than you. I haven’t received very many requests for interviews at this point, which is why I was all over this other job because it really seemed like something I would thrive doing. It’s not only a blow to the ego to not get called for interviews, but it’s scary because you wonder what is going to happen over the next couple of months when so much is going on.

Sigh…

The good thing is that this past weekend was spent with Sunshine and our kids (minus Rugrat, who we’re hoping to fly down next month). My dad drove two hours on Friday to pick up the girls and bring them back to his place, and I brought my son down after finishing work. The kids had a great weekend and I was pretty much smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Why? I’ve finally become “that dad”…the guy who not only loves watching his kids and future step-kids getting along, but also loves being a father to them. I just smiled repeatedly because I could step back and see just how awesome our blended family has become.

And what’s better is that this work week has flown by and I’m getting set to see Sunshine again tomorrow night for the weekend (I’m 90% sure it’s going to happen, anyway). I’ve seen her a lot over the past couple of weeks and it has only gone to make me want to move in with her even more. I’m actually getting a bit anxious over it all.

So with multiple drives back and forth to Sunshine’s city, work, family, and all that other stuff that people get caught up in…I’ve been lacking on my blog posts lately. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon, though. Writing is pretty much the only thing that keeps me sane!

Well…that and my AWESOME blended family!!

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8 thoughts on “An Up And Down Week

  1. Seriously? Love you both! Soon, all of these parts of your life will align perfectly and those smiles will get bigger!

    Awesome pic & def a “framer”!

    1. I certainly appreciate the kind words.

      It’s weird…the closer we get to this, the more difficult it’s actually becoming. We both know it’ll be awesome when it finally happens, but it’s really difficult trying to pull this off.

  2. First, that is an awesome pic of you all! I love it. And second, I am sorry about the job stuff, being turned down is always hard, no matter what. But just trust that it’ll happen. May not be the first interview, but it will be the right one!

    1. The job thing is really starting to get to me. I just need to stay positive and diligent. Of course, if thing don’t happen in another couple of weeks, I’m going to have to just take any job in order to get down there and have SOMETHING.

  3. Dude. I hear you on the disappointment! When you get called in for a SECOND interview especially! Because by that point, you’re thinking, “they like me! they really like me!” Then you’re a bridesmaid instead of the bride. Ugh.

    I did learn, however, from going on interviews…. even with companies that didn’t hire me. I learned what they were going to ask. I learned to narrow down what I wanted to do. I learned what I wanted and what I didn’t want in regards to management style and working environment. And also? I learned that I am a LIKEABLE PROSPECT… which could only mean that a perfect fit was out there somewhere. Again just like dating, there are almosts and not quites and then there’s perfect. 🙂

    Be patient, my friend. Keep on trying. Send out a shitton of resumes and if you don’t get called, send out a shitton more. Be disappointed but then brush yourself off and keep on going. Relish in the good, as you’ve done here. You have great stuff coming and great stuff now!!

    When you do get called, learn from it. Be YOU, as YOU as YOU can be! I promise it’s on its way to you right now.

  4. Hugs, I know how hard it is to remain positive. I am in the same boat right now. Things will work out in their own time. I am so glad that your families are blending together to make one amazing family.

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