Despite the new
year having just rung in, it’s already blown the last one out of the water. Yesterday marked the end of my first week working at Microanalysis Australia, my employer.
Hear that? MY MOTHERFUCKING EMPLOYER.
I have a job. After a year of visiting SEEK on a daily basis, flinging over one hundred resumes and cover letters out into the aether, and swinging a 1% interview:application ratio, I’m finally employed. The sense of relief took around a day to settle in, but once it did I was kind of overwhelmed. The Microanalysis crew are a really great bunch, equal parts nerds, good scientists, and nice people. I can’t see myself ever having any personal issues with any of them, which is lucky since there’s only nine employees. I have to say, I much prefer the small business vibe to the large business vibe. There’s a sense of responsibility, an inherent compulsion to do things right because you want to, not because you must.
My adventures in podcast-land continue, as you can tell by my blog essentially turning into a playlist over the past month or so. I’ve been aiming for at least one per week, and I’m happy to have hit that target so far. We’ll see if I can keep up the dedication as I adjust to working full-time. I’ve already let a couple of commitments slide as a result of getting back into a routine, but I’m fairly sure I’ll be able to arrest the avalanche before it happens.
Anyway, that’s pretty much all that’s happening at the moment. A heck of a lot of relief, and excitement towards the future and what it will bring. Huzzah!