Day #56: Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
After sitting through a painfully long staff meeting yesterday that ended with a window to make any last minute announcements, neither of my supervisors seemed to think it was a good time to say, well, since we’re all just sitting here, it may be a good a time to break the ice about my leaving in two weeks to start a new job (meaning me, not my supervisors). I was all set to smile shyly, nod my head, and joke about Hollywood finally buy the rights to my script before briefly explaining where I really am going. Instead, the news was announced today in a boilerplate email.
So yeah, I got a new job. One that takes me now from sociology to criminal justice. This is something of an irony in the world of sociology, since the discipline is one that fiercely competes with criminal justice for its survival. (I suppose that makes me a traitor to my people). The job will also be a shift in focus from the professional to the profession. Naturally, upon hearing the news, grandma optimistically added that maybe I’ll want to go back to law school and finish my degree. (It was a good time to bring up the recent slew of class action law suits being brought by new law school graduates against their alumni’s admissions offices for supposedly exaggerating their prospects).
I’m pretty stoked about the new position, although I am certainly going to miss this place. Mostly, my coworkers and the travel opportunities (we were off to Craft Beer Country this summer! — aka Denver). Or will, at least, I will miss those things once my brain passes through the limbo phase that occurs in the face of sudden change and fully absorbs what’s going on. Of course, that may take a while, since my new job doesn’t start till next month, just after I return from a week-long jaunt to Austria with Tom and Matt. A structure-less four weeks is hard to snap out of!
(ps. many thanks to the darling people who put in the good word!)