It's nice to be wanted.
I received my first job offer in nine months, a good one with a company that cares about community journalism.
Given the circumstances of the market and the pandemic and the recession, these have been tough times. This blog often receives trolls who suggest my failure to find employment is based on this or that -- given their own particular views.
As positive as I've been on this blog, I fear that I've not always been truthful as I wish to be. This trip has been an extraordinary struggle despite the blessings of those who've helped.
Since becoming a newspaper editor, that's always been my identity. Without that, I have felt lost and lesser-than.
The offer I received today is a blessing and I feel, for the first time in a long time, I feel hope.
Peace and hope unto all of you my brothers and sisters.
Congratulations! Hope this is everything you wanted and more!ReplyDelete
Wow! This is such great news! So many heartfelt congratulations!ReplyDelete
A company that cares about community journalism + you = hope for futureReplyDelete
Tears came into my eyes when I read of the job offer after following your struggle these months--an Eau Claire, WI native who has lived in Finland for 30 years. So much is structurally fragile in US society, and becoming more so here in Scandinavia too, though there is still more of a "we" society (all in the same boat so let's make it seaworthy) here. Best wishes on your new endeavors, and thanks for sharing your struggle with the rest of us. (PS. Sorry the Packers missed the Superbowl.)ReplyDelete
Cool! I hope this works out, although Bloomington will miss you.ReplyDelete
The good news we have all been waiting to hear! Congratulations and good luck on your new opportunity. And keep writing.ReplyDelete
Congratulations. Keep us updated on where you are going.ReplyDelete
Congrats! They are lucky to have you. Please keep writing.ReplyDelete
Great great news. Tonight I shall have my martini.ReplyDelete
I have never faced a comparable ordeal. I could not imagine how difficult it was for you. That is why I tuned in every day, to make sure you were still alive and kicking. And yet you endured all with consummate class, grace and style. Kudos.
Friedrich Nietzsche said it better than I ever could.
Glad you got an offer. Did you take it??? Susan, IU '80ReplyDelete
Ahhhhh. So happy for you!ReplyDelete