Sunday, July 31, 2005
Cliche or Crazy?
I haven't had much to write about the past few days. I guess I just have too much going on to narrow my thoughts down to one thing. I know that right now, all I want to do is crawl in bed. And at the same time, I don't want to face another tomorrow of wasted time. So I have to make sure I do my laundry. And vacuum. And clean the bathroom. And read a little. Last week I interviewed over the phone for a job in Indianapolis. I was offered a second interview - to tour their facilities and spend the day watching their operations. The job was in advertising and they had a training program that lasts for one year and at the end of the year you run your own office. Crazy...I thought. Absolutely nuts. I'd have to uproot everything and move to Indianapolis quickly - on a friggin moments notice. I'd probably have to put school off a semester until I was settled and then how would I go if I was putting in over 50 hours a week at work? What about leaving my family and friends? Driving back and forth would be - not only expensive - but a hassle. I'd have to find an apartment, and meet people. And all real quick like. Ridiculous. You win some, you lose some. So I played it safe. I called and cancelled the second interview. Not only did I cancel, I lied to the receptionist and told her I was offered something closer to home. Today, I thought about the other side. Only a week late. An adventure. A new place to live. A new job. A new opportunity. Maybe even a little success to help with my degree. A life. Is it a regret? I'd like to say yes, but it sounds so cliche. Then again, saying everything happens for a reason is cliche. And saying that everything happens for a reason when all you do is run off at every opportunity, is a cliche. And sitting around...waiting for life to happen to you...that's not just cliche. That's crazy.