Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Fog of Uncertainty


Wednesday Morning

Week of November 13, 2011:

Bike: Tuesday and Saturday

Run: Wednesday

Walk: Saturday (the wildcard!)

It was a week of extremes: a great run on Wednesday night, a malfunctioning bike lock, a fun work social today, bad news about my immediate future yesterday.  Sun and rain, heat and cold.  Good times and deep disappointment.  Life is like that sometimes, this juxtaposition of the good and the bad.

I’ll say more about my bad news over at my other blog.  For now, I’m just stunned and disappointed and feeling more than a little uncertain about what to do next.  If you have a tin of good luck powder in your desk, maybe you could sprinkle a little in my direction?  I’m going to need it.  In the meantime, I’m going back to the job listings.  Too bad I can’t work at Monsanto because they’ve got a lot of openings!


  1. Oh, honey! I'm really sorry to hear about the bad news about your position. I don't have any good luck powder (if I did I wouldn't be on the job market myself right now), but I will be wishing you well and sending you lots of positive vibes. Hang in there!

  2. Oh, thank you, friend! Your comment made me smile. I'm sending good luck vibes in your direction too! It's not fun being in employment limbo, but at least we both have jobs for now...and maybe we'll get lucky on the market and find awesome positions. A girl can dream, right? :-)

  3. Awesome positions all around would be fantastic. Maybe they will even be in the same city and we can cook, run, and do yoga together sometimes.

  4. Oh, oh dear. That sucks! I am so sorry to hear that you've received bad news. Hugs to you.

  5. Oh no! So sorry to hear there's been bad news. I am thinking of you and wishing you success and grace on this journey. <3

  6. Raquelita, shall I fly north? Or do you want to come to Texas? Maybe we should meet in the middle: Chicago! :-)

    Thank you, Kate and Chrissy. It might be a bumpy ride, but I think everything will work out in time.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Thanksgiving dinner = fuel for running on Friday morning, right?

  7. There were no jobs for me to apply to in Chicago this year. What about Boston? Philly? San Antonio?