This is my 400th post.
400 "pages" of word vomit, and I still cannot write, "I'm a mom!"
Maybe by post 1,000. . .
There's still one positive possibility lingering in the air, but another one has indeed become reality and therefore I can finally share it with you:
I'm in a master's degree program for Library and Information Studies. While I work in a private university, I don't work within a library. This isn't a big deal, as I wasn't searching for only library jobs last fall when I landed this position. But it is a big deal when it comes time to graduate next spring. In order to be hired in any kind of library, information-centric, or research setting, I will most likely (and by that, I mean 90% likely) need experience in a library setting in order to get a job that's related to my degree.
So, as if 40 hours a week at work and three grad-level courses weren't enough, I decided to seek out this experience. I sent an e-mail to a local organization, the one with the area's best library services, and asked them if they had volunteer opportunities available. They not only wanted me on come on board as a volunteer, but several of the departments also asked if I would be interested in part-time work. Because of the hours I'm putting in for both work and school, I'm sticking with volunteer work for now, but I'm honored that they thought of me for other positions.
I know, it's probably not the exciting news everyone was hoping for; like, "A stork dropped a baby on my doorstep last night!" But it's a big deal for me, and this opportunity will look fantastic on my resume.
Finally . . . something to cheer about. :)