"Can I offer you a life jacket?"

Just when I really want to throw down and succumb to outright, hopeless MISERY, someone offers me a tiny glimpse of hope. Yes, folks, this is my life lately - people are so relentlessly SWEET, kind, and helpful that I'm simply unable to hit rock bottom, much as I may want to.

Hubs' boss may have two interesting projects for me, both of which would allow me to delve into slightly new terrain on the same professional landscape my career path is already etched from. All I need is a foot in the door, and I must say this man is going out of his way to offer me a crack just big enough that I can wedge my Nine West bootheel right inside.

Who knows, it could go everywhere and it could go nowhere. But it's melting my icy heart that he's determined to keep me in his peripheral vision. They say you create your own luck, and I've certainly done my share of professional networking by weaseling my way into Hubs preexisting professional enclave. But people have welcomed me every time, and asked that age old question, "What do you want to be doing?" Following it up, generously and without fail, by suggesting, "Maybe I can help...?"

This has also been true of my wonderful bloggy friends, who have done the same. Regardless of different fields of work, continent-spanning geography, or the fact that they don't know my real name.

So thank you, everyone, for refusing to let me sink so low that I forget which way is up.



Anonymous said...

Hooray! Once you get your boot wedged in there, I'll throw you some bigger shoes, you know, to maybe make the crack bigger.

1:54 PM
Cat said...

That's great news, and hopefully will result in a giant snowballing of greater news yet! Rock bottom isn't all it's cracked up to be. Plus, rocks around here are cold right now. Better you stay hovering above ground anyway.

3:07 PM
Bob said...

I hope that you get all you want and soon. Hopefully as the new year begins, things will start looking up for you and you will get a new job that you enjoy and is rewarding to you and your husband.

10:12 PM
Casey said...

Awesome news! Bring a doorstop so you can keep that door open!

10:24 PM
Swishy said...

That is fantastic news! No matter how it works out, that is so nice. I'm glad you're feeling a little better :)

4:17 AM
DeeMarie said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you. Glad that if even for a moment, it has given you hope.

8:23 AM
~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Yay! This is great news! I am always awed by the wonderfulness of mankind in this crazy world we live in.

10:32 AM