When I got my job offer today, rather than be 100% elated, I immediately began wondering what the hell would go wrong for me between now and when I start my first shift in my dream job.
You see folks- I have a talent. I am able to find ways to fail at things that are sure wins.
My last job should have been a slam dunk. But I ended up leaving it. A few interviews before that, I was a great candidate for another pretty spectacular job, but was told “Eh….not now.”
I replied to a canvass letter for a school where I had THREE people on the inside pulling for me, and the bottom fell out.
My very first job out of college was paying me $43K a year and we were doing pretty great…..but the position was eliminated.
I feel like a bowling pin sometimes. Set up only to be knocked down again.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely thrilled to have been offered this job- but there’s a part of me that will be completely wary until the day they hand me a badge and say “Welcome aboard.”
I’m probably going to sleep worse tonight than I have been without having had a solid job lined up.