Monday, June 7, 2010

Step in the Dark

My current position ends in September and as of right now, I don't have any other desired jobs waiting for me, but today, I still turned down a job offer.
My boss wants to keep me around and so she's willing to give me any position she can find at our organization. I am flattered by her continual efforts. However, as I sat pondering my opportunities, I came to feel that accepting that offered position would be equivalent to settling. The only reason I would take that job is because I'm scared that there may not be anything better. But, what kind of attitude is that? That's a defeatist attitude and I am not going to be defeated nor do I want to spend the next several years of my life at a job that is not stimulating. It does not have to be exciting everyday. In fact, I don't even think my dream job would be exciting every day. But yes, I do want it to require something of me and I want to be a valuable asset to the organization.
So, it's somewhat liberating to take that step in the dark. I am educated, hard-working, and willing. So, I turned it down expecting that there is some great option out there for me. I don't want to settle - at any level in life - so I figured that employment is a good place to start.
So, the job search begins again.


  1. May I recommend that you start your search in DC? :)
    I think you could find LOTS of great jobs there. Plus, being selfish, I would love to have you a mere 5 hours away.

  2. Job searching is no fun. I'm in the same boat. Good luck!!

  3. Shoot. We're competing for the same jobs again. Maybe you should move to D.C. so that I can tackle SLC alone... :) Just kidding, I am here to counter Jen's pull to the east coast and tell you to stay in Utah because I'm comin' back and I tell you what, Becky and Natausha can still take over the world from Utah!