Job Hunting. Yes, again.

This year is going to be CHOCKED FULL of newness. In April, we will be moving into a new house after living in a condo for 10 years. And yesterday I submitted a proposal in an attempt to clinch my gainful employment next year. (My position is being eliminated despite the obvious evidence of success).

But right now, all options are on the table. Instructional/leadership coaching; teaching in the classroom; Starbucks barista. While I’m not stressing in the slightest about what my position will be next year, I’ve learned from past blogging that the key is to send it out to the universe. Hey world! I need a job.

Now let the offers pour in………………………

For the first time, I’m not escaping a tyrannical bully or looking to scratch a professional itch – I’m just looking for the something meaningful, with a great boss and great teammates (how about no boss?), and very few meetings. Oh, and summers off. 

In this first world problemesque moment, I googled, “How to find a job you love” and was given some pretty explicit steps from an article literally title, Do What you Love!

  1. Remember What You Loved as a Child
  2. Eliminate Money From the Equation
  3. Ask Your Friends for Feedback
  4. Read Through a College/University Catalog
  5. Identify Your Professional Hero
  6. Think of What You Enjoy That You Also Do Well

Sounds easy enough, right?

  • Remember What You Loved as a Child
    • Madonna, Playing Nintendo, Stephen King books, Skateboarding
  • Eliminate Money From the Equation
    • Ha. That’s funny. Good joke.
  • Ask Your Friends for Feedback
    • Doing it right now.
  • Read Through a College/University Catalog
    • Terrible idea. Now I am stuck wishing I had gone into art curation or forensic criminology.
  • Identify Your Professional Hero
    • Hey! This is easy: Jim Knight. And I already work for him. Slam dunk. But also, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lady Gaga.
  • Think of What You Enjoy That You Also Do Well
    • This is where I must reflect, and admit it’s probably working with kids. While I think I’m really good at working with adults, they are much more challenging and far less fun to work with than 12 year-old students. Also really enjoy being at the gym and being physical outdoors.

Soooo my role as a volunteer soccer coach seems pretty spot on (there’s that thing about eliminating money from the equation). Too bad it literally costs me money to coach soccer, and also, I’m honestly not very good at it – my team is just very, very talented.

Ok friends, time for #3 – Feedback. Go ahead, you spend all day on Facebook giving your opinions to the black hole, now you have a reason.

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