Don’t Want To vs. Really Should

Do you ever have those days where you just don’t want to? I had one of those this morning. Then again, I usually have those when mornings are involved.

I was called for an interview yesterday by a financial-type company who’d found my resume on one of those general hiring sites. It really didn’t sound like my kind of deal, but I decided to just give it a shot and go for the interview. At 10 in the morning. To a place over 30 minutes drive away. Ugh!

I don’t really know what possessed me to agree to such a thing, since finances don’t interest me in the slightest — and, to be honest, I’d rather not touch it with anything less than a 10 foot pole if I don’t have to.

As it stands, I decided not to get any sleep last night because, well, I really wasn’t tired, meaning even if I did try to get some sleep, I wouldn’t have an easy time getting up in the morning. The entire time all I could think was “I really don’t want to do this.” Nonetheless, despite my mental protests, I made the drive and attended the interview.

I have no doubt that I won’t be getting that call for the next level of the interviewing process, but that’s fine with me. I felt so nervous the entire way through the interview — even though it only lasted all of 15 minutes — that when it was over I was positively giddy. Ecstatic even. I was just so glad that I’d made it out alive that I couldn’t help but laugh and sing along to the radio as loud as I could.

While I definitely can’t say I enjoyed the experience, I will certainly keep it in my mind as something to learn from for future interviews for full-time positions. Things learned: praying definitely helps with nerves, and remember to bring a list of references, even if they don’t tell you you’ll need them over the phone.

That’s all for now, sprites. Love you all!
~TTFN!

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