I am feeling so much better now. I still have a presentation for MPCA that I need to get pulled together by Sunday, but that is not as nearly as stressful as making sure I could get up there and back was.
Anyway, one of my applications is moving on to the next round of consideration! It would be at the university that I really want to be at. It wouldn’t be teaching, but it would be a position that I would be happy to work in for as long as I can. It would allow me to pursue my research interests without having to worry so much about fitting it into one specific discipline or department. It’s still in academia and I’d be using so many skills that I’ve gained over the years.
Granted, there is still a long way to go in the process. Nothing guarantees that I would get this position at all. But it would be really nice to have this job.
I also applied for a job today that would at least provide some income while I try to find something more permanent. Just knowing that these processes are out there and are moving forward is reducing my stress levels significantly.
Now if I can just figure out the point I’m trying to make with this presentation…