New Leaf New York: From Pharma to Farm


Wish granted
August 7, 2008, 11:25 am
Filed under: From Pharma to Farm | Tags: , ,

Well then!  I must explain what became of my quandary.  It was nerve-wracking for about a day, but I slept on it — and on Friday afternoon I called the executive director of the organization that wanted me really badly, wrangled my salary up a bit, and officially accepted their offer!

I cannot fully explain in conventional written language exactly how awesomely excited and totally psyched I am about this development.  I start on Monday and it cannot come soon enough.  I actually thought I was going to be starting early this week, so I was a little disappointed when I heard it wouldn’t be until next week…but I suppose it’s given me a little more time to enjoy my summer vacation, doing fun things like waiting for two hours at the DMV (“License X-Press,” it’s called — wishful thinking, I say) to finally exchange my Ohio license for a New York one, going to the post office and buying laundry detergent.

I wish I could be more specific, because I’ve never been so proud and excited about a job, but again, I have to keep schtum on a lot of the details.  Here’s the interesting part, in terms of the life of this blog: it was supposed to “chronicle my quest” to find a job in sustainable agriculture and local food.  Well, I found it.  I thought I would be taking a sort of “baby step” job doing PR for an environmentally conscious client or firm, for instance, to gain experience in the field.  But I didn’t even have to do that!  What I wanted was right there for me, and I grabbed it.  I’m almost pinching myself because I didn’t think it would happen so quickly and so easily — but it did.

I’m going to continue writing here, of course, because it’s been fun so far, and I’ve received a lot of encouragement.  To do it right, though, I’m going to have to have a discussion with my new bosses about what I can and can’t say.

I’m also more than a little freaked out by my monetary situation.  I don’t know when my first paycheck will appear in my hands/bank account; I’m certainly crossing my fingers that it comes in time to pay September rent.  I cannot spend any money that isn’t absolutely essential — that means pretty much food only.  I can’t even justify going out with friends when we have a fully stocked bar right here in our apartment.  It’s going to be a pauper’s existence for the rest of August, I’m afraid.

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I am so thrilled for you and can’t wait to see what you do next. You rock!!

Comment by Cathy

YAYYY!! And you get to get extra fired up
going to see your hero talk!
How much is your September rent, darlink?

Comment by Auntie Carol

What a great weekend!! I am so happy for you that you have found your passion. There is no substitute. You’ll be fine. I agree with Cathy: YOU ROCK!

Comment by Moma

I just saw the link to this blog on your gmail (google talk).. and just read through some posts, so congratulations on finding your perfect job! I hope it truly matches your expectations. Good luck!

Comment by Adam




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