Oh! Hope springs in my heart!

So it’s a bit dramatic.  Oh well.  That’s life.  I got my first call in response to my cold-mailing letters of interest to libraries.  It’d be a drive.  No more walking to work if I did get it, but it would be the first step towards getting that experience I so desperately need.

I can’t begin to explain how excited I was this evening as I took the message off my voice mail.  I have a thank you email to send out tomorrow, to Todd’s friend who was the person that gave us the “inside knowledge.”

This is one of those moments that I want to just hold on to… whenever I feel like I might never get there.  Here I am, finally getting a tiny chance.  It’s a wonderful feeling.  I was just telling Todd tonight that maybe I should just stick it out with the Job From Hell, which isn’t truly a job from hell… mostly it’s just not what I should be doing.  (If that makes any sense at all??)

Look.  The fact is that I want to be a librarian.  I want to work with people, to help them with research or curiosity or just to find something that interests them.  I like answering questions… I like the search and the hunt for information.  Research makes me happy.  I want to know “WHY?, HOW?”, and all those wonderful words appended with question marks…

I didn’t just stumble on to this idea.  I talked to people in the field.  I looked into what it takes…  I got mentors and I grilled them.  I’ve read about it and I’ve been there as a customer.  It’s a dynamic, changing environment and I want to be a part of it.  It suits my nature.

You know what each and every one of the people in the field told me?  They love it.  Jobs are hard to come by in some areas because people get into them and they STAY.

Now, I know that nothing may come out of this one little message and this spurt of hope, but I get to feel like I’m starting on the path.  That counts for more than I can say.  Someone out there liked what I had to say enough to call me about it.

That’s worth everything to me right now.

That little bit of hope… that thought that maybe I’m doing something right finally… well…

It’s worth more than words can express.

moonfire.  (and a big thank you goes to Dominique for the heads up to my honey)


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