So I am working on applying for a job out of state. This would be a great opportunity for me, it actually pays a living wage, it’s in a part of the country that would have lots of opportunities for my husband, and we have friends not too far away. It is a long shot for me — the equivalent of my current boss’s job at a different institution. I think I would be good at it, but in a very, very different way than her.
It’s in a state that mandates insurance coverage of IVF. (Why yes, that is the very first thing I Googled. Why do you ask?)
Don’t fuck this up. Don’t fuck this up. Don’t fuck this up.
A few months ago I passed up the opportunity to apply for something that I think I would have been great at. I just freaked out at the last minute and didn’t submit my CV. (This one was an academic job that has a strong community outreach component, so my last few years in admin would have actually been a plus instead of a minus.) I went pretty far in the process, updating my information, asking people to be references, etc. but when it came down to it I just couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger. A stupid missed opportunity, but I’m not going to miss this one.
I should be able to submit all of my materials tonight.
***EDIT: Materials are in! Now we just wait…..