March 15, 2010

No news yet

I did get this response from DWP to my email thank you:

[OTRgirl], it was great to see you and I really am so happy we had a chance to chat.
Okay your word FANTASTIC!
I would not want to be [CD] right now...
I am not sure what tomorrow holds but I do know that either way you would be a great addition to our family and that may be today and/or it may be in the future...either way you are awesome!
I was impressed with you and your energy, thank you for giving us your all.

I'm starting to feel really slimy at my current job! Today I got pulled into a highly confidential meeting for a response to a request for proposal (RFP). The Powers That Be love what I made for the last pitch (which we won) and want me to design the next one. Obviously, I may still be here next week, so I have to keep working while I'm still here. I don't want anyone to think of me as a traitor. Ugh.

Que sera, sera...

This weekend Jrex and I spent time brainstorming what we'd like to have in the next City, Neighborhood, House, Job and Church. For each category we made "Need, Want, Wish" columns and just started throwing out ideas. He's thinking about where to send Cover Letters, starting to write out rough drafts and doing research on various institutions. The hard part is that there is no centralized system for all this. It's purely him doing cold contacts and then having to follow up and network.

The whole process could still take over a year, or it could go very quickly. We have NO idea. Which helps me to hold my new job prospect in an open hand. If I don't get it, it's likely for the best.

Plus there's the whole trying to get pregnant thing.

It helps to know there's Someone smarter than me who does know the future and who is guiding us. This is a lot to deal with all at once.


Snickollet said...

What a great e-mail from DWP.

Jrex's job search sounds like so much work! It's great for you to be working together to think about what you want in the next place you live.

So much limbo for you right now. I find that to be place that's uncomfortable for me, so I wish for you much peace as you work on and wait for the next steps.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your call. I was not feeling well and thought if I picked up I might have to hang up quickly...
Is he sending any letters to Rochester ;) I would love it if you guys came back east! Boston, NY, North Carolina anywhere, just closer!!

xo julie

Aimee said...

Sounds like great feedback from DWP!

I agree with Snick; Jrex's job seems like a lot.

I hope and pray all good things for you both, with your jobs, with a new city, and with the baby stuff, too. :-)

otrmama said...

I've made several of those "Need, Want, Wish" Lists in my life. Top of the Need column was "a shower" and "no roaches!"

OTR sister said...

OTR mama made me laugh. I think roaches would be out for me now too, I'm amazed they didn't faze me growing up.

Still strongly voting for the Northwest! I even vote for the East Coast, as long as it's someplace where you both are happy.

You should save that email in your Kudos file, for when you are feeling unappreciated. It's great.

Anonymous said...

I'm really proud of you.

And it's wonderful that you're getting such recognition for your work.

But, is it possible that you underestimated DWP?

Blessings to you and Jrex as you explore your new world. It's great that you're doing it together.

Melissa said...

Need, Want, Wish!

I'm going to start making one of those!!

Best from Korea...

Mama Nabi said...

Cancer research is pretty big back where I used to work. So if I were still back there, I'd be saying, 'Consider us, come live near me!'

Alas, as far as I can tell, medical research isn't exactly the selling point here in FL... :-(

That IS a great email - and yes, que sera sera.. as long as you are giving your best while you're still at the current job, no one can doubt you integrity when you decide to pursue a better work environment for yourself.

Anonymous said...

How about look at Purdue? jj