I just read Eboo's post on "the first step is hardest", and I quickly wrote a response... Today, for the first time in my life, I applied for a job outside of my home province. The job is in the vast Provience of Ontario... I came upon the posting by accident last week, and I've been working on my resume and cover letter ever since. I even found a copy of their pay scale on line and I like what I saw... This morning, I said to myself, get that stuff sent in today! I was so scared hitting that send button! But I did it! I've even gone so far to write out my "new email address" on paper ( the power of postitve thinking!) Krystal at "give me back my five bucks" wrote about moving away for your dream job this week too! I've been reading her post and comments over and over. I'm thinking as I'm reading, "I can do this, I can pack and go, I'm still youngish... "
I've never been to that small city ( but I so wanted to go to school there when I graduated from high school), but did a basic search of the city's web site, and I liked what I saw. Lots of grocery stores, places to walk, dog parks, rent is reasonable ( to buy a house isn't that bad either), activites in town are not over priced. The hardest thing would be not knowing anyone who lives there ( there may be some people I went to high school with who are there, but I'm not sure). I do have friends and family who live within a 2 hours drive of the area... Like Eboo said , first step is the hardest... I'm happy with myself for going out of my comfort zone and looking for work in other provinces!
What's up for the weekend?
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