Yesterday morning was awful, after waking up to the election news. So I wrote a tearful post about not being able to get excited about a career opportunity.
After the day on campus, I take it back. I’m excited.
After a day full of eight (eight!) interviews, a tour of the campus, and a teaching demonstration, I left the university with a spring in my step. I don’t know if I’m going to be offered the job, and without specifics I can’t say whether or not I will accept it if I’m offered, but I can confidently say that I feel that I represented myself well.
Win or lose, I did a good job today. And that feels absolutely great.
I won’t know for quite awhile what the university’s final decision is, but at least I know that I can do this. This kind of opportunity isn’t beyond my reach. I’m a good candidate, and I very likely can have a future in this field.
It’s nice to feel that you’re on the right track, especially when so many other things are seemingly off.
More, later. Stay tuned.