Monday, December 10, 2012

That much closer.


It had been such a long, overwhelming week. Returning from my trip to Seattle only to go back to the stresses of work at the crafts store.

This feeling of falling behind and never having enough time--or sleep.

It's enough to make me cry...and I did.

But this weekend changed all that. HR contacted me on Saturday in regards to the qualifying interview I had late last month in Seattle.

I passed!

When I heard the news I clenched my fists and shut my eyes. This rush of fear and excitement and vindication warmed me.

It's like all of my determination and desire and hard work towards getting to Seattle is finally starting to pay off.

Now I have a full year to apply to upcoming, staff-only positions within this city department as they're made available to me.

I'll still be competing against other candidates and there's no guarantee I'll get hired but this makes me that much closer to getting in. To going back to Seattle...to stay.

12 comments:

naturgesetz said...

That's certainly great news! After what you had written about the interview it's not a surprise, but it's still good to have the official word. I hope this leads to something perfect for you.

Berniceann Burns said...

yippee!! you WILL succeed!!

Michelle said...

I'm so happy for you!

Great photo, too.

Whatever said...

Excellent! And congratulations! I hope you get what you've been after, it looks like things are moving in the right direction :D Best of luck! And I love this picture <3

Q

becca said...

congrats sweetie

Randuwa said...

My heart is with you. Dreams do come true.

Sarah said...

Dean, I love how hard you're working to make your dreams a reality. Your determination is inspiring. Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dean,
Congratulations on getting one step closer to your goal! I stumbled upon your blog a while ago and have been checking in, on and off. Throughout, I have been touched by your openness regarding disappointment and very impressed by your creativity. I guess I just wanted you to know that this anonymous reader is rooting for you. I want you to succeed and believe your persistence will pay off. You have my best wishes.

Dean Grey said...

naturgesetz!

I hope so too!

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Berniceann Burns!

Yay!

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Michelle!

I think I look a bit corny in that photo!

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Whatever!

Thank you, Q!

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Becca!

*smiles*

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Randuwa!

I appreciate that, Randy!

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Sarah!

In my own way, at my own pace, I am trying.

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Anonymous!

I'm glad you found my blog!

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Everyone's supportive comments are greatly appreciated!

-Dean

Mitchell is Moving said...

Congratulations! So exciting and so much to continue to look forward to!

Ken Riches said...

You! are making this happen, excellent.

Dean Grey said...

Mitch!

Hooray!

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Ken!

Yes, little by little I'm making it happen!

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Thanks to the pair of you!

-Dean