No less than 6 hours after I published my last post did I get a phone call offering me a job.
Cue five minutes dancing, jumping, and screaming around the house. Someone likes me and wants to hire me!!!
Cue calling my mom, sister, and best friend. AHHHHHH!
Cue indecisiveness. OMG what about TRAVELING??
This is a job in Texas, not traveling Asia, South America, or Europe. A job where I have my own apartment, a car, and a daily routine. A job that is dichotomous to the plan I wrote about yesterday.
So now I’m stuck with a decision. I must reply with a YES or NO by 5pm today.
Since I’m horrible at decisions, no less life changing ones, we’re making a list. HELP!
I think the work will be amazing.
It would be my first grown up job which is exciting.
I would feel accomplished and successful.
I would gain a lot experience in the counseling world and be able to use the degree I spent the last two years working toward.
I would have a salary, benefits, and insurance.
I would be able to gain hours toward my counseling license.
I would be able to rent my own apartment and buy my own car- two things that have been on my To Do list for months.
It could also be an adventure…
The pay is not that great; it’s non-profit. (I might even have to get a part-time job on the side, just to pay bills).
I would have to leave Austin, my friends, and family to move to CollegeTown (an hours an fifteen minutes away).
I would have to make new friends (which is also a Pro, but I consider this stressful, so it’s going to be a Con).
My “travel the world” plans would be put on hold… thus giving them the option of never occurring. (Yes, I know I can travel the world later, but it will be much more difficult. And all of the comments on my previous post make me want to pack my bags immediately and jump on the first airplane out of North America).
So blog friends, what do you think? There are a lot more pros than cons, but I think the “traveling abroad” plan is the biggest negative.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?