Last week, when I got offered the position, I was torn. I didn't know if I should take the job, or wait and see if something better came along. Complicating matters was the fact that if I turned the job down, I'd lose any shot at unemployment benefits while I looked for something else. So I did what I always do when I'm conflicted and need to think things over - I headed for the woods.
Waterfalls always make me feel better.
There were blooming trilliums everywhere:
Entire hillsides were covered in Dutchman's Breeches:
Of course, when you're hiking gorges, you've gotta deal with the climb:
But look at the view from the top!:
And looking down at Lucifer Falls from waaaaay up high:
And yet more waterfalls:
And it was awesome, because it was the middle of the week, so there was practically nobody else there. And I thought to myself, well, if I took the job, I'd have days off mid-week all the time to enjoy more hiking and kayaking and less crowds at the popular spots.
So I went home and emailed the recruiter and told him that I accept. I'm still uncertain as to whether I made the right decision, and nervous, and anxious, but I keep telling myself, it's not like I just joined the Army, for Pete's sake. If it turns out the job isn't right for me, I'll just stay there long enough to learn the medical office info I need to know, and then move on. I don't think there's any way that job-searching for the first time in 30 years can *not* be nerve-wracking, and I need to stop beating myself up about this. Go in, have a positive attitude, and learn what they can teach me. Who knows? Maybe I'll love it. And if I don't? It's not the end of the world - it's just a job.