Inferior Imitator

ep·i·gone n. A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Just Like Summer Vacation

Has it really been three weeks since I was laid off? It doesn't seem that long, but I guess I've been keeping myself busy. I threw myself into going to the gym (shoulda eased myself into that one - I needed to take this week off to recuperate), set up networking appointments and dropped in on practically everyone I know, found a tenant, starting working on turnover tasks for the apartment, and I've seen more of my family in the last month than I think I have in the past year.

I've also been working hard on my resume and cover letters. The cover letters were ten times more difficult than the resume, but I've applied for two jobs. One in the Treasury Office of the University and one as a Controller for a bank in Cedar Rapids. Both of them have respective advantages and disadvantages, but I think I would be a good fit for both, and either one looks like they would provide the challenge that I'm looking for. I haven't ruled out other options, except that I've decided I don't want to go back to public accounting.

There's at least one more job listing that I'd like to apply for, and then I'll have to look a little harder at job postings to look for ones that will give me that same feeling of "rightness" in the pit of my stomach that the first two have given me. It seems silly to base a job hunt on a feeling, but that gut instinct has served me so well in the past that I'd feel downright stupid not to listen to it.

So this is feeling a lot like summer vacation right now, and I have missed it immensely. I've got a good balance going of job hunting, miscellaneous tasks I've put off, and relaxation. I'm really glad I saved Battlestar Galactica for just such an occasion. :)