It’s to be noted that I had writing group tonight and my piece was up for discussion, the next section of the Thassos book. More than one person said they had a literal Laugh Out Loud moment while reading (this is my goal in life), and one person said it made them urgently desire the food I was writing about (my other goal in life). Overall, it was so encouraging, and I’m excited to keep writing.*
*writing workshops have been known to do the opposite: this is a rare group indeed
AND we had a feast! Cory even made spanakopita. Spanakopita! So perfect for the reading! I let everyone smell the tsipouro I brought back from Thassos (only one person was brave enough to try it) and I topped my hummus with Thassian olive oil. It was a fun and thematic evening.
But, Friends. Get this. My friend Jen forwarded this job opening to me today, and I almost had a heart attack. My head is swimming and my heart is full of possibility. I know the chances are 1/10,000 (roughly), but— what if?
I’m working on my application. If you want to tell me where the most interesting place I’ve visited was and why, I’ll gladly take suggestions. Is it Greece or is that too obvious? Should I talk about visiting the Italian circus at the foot of the Dolomite mountains? Trekking on a camel to the pyramids of Egypt? Meeting a girl on a train in Sri Lanka? What qualifies as “interesting”? I don’t know if they want obscure or heartfelt, but probably both. Anyway. I’m thinking out loud because it’s late and I have to wake up in five hours and I don’t know what to do and I’d love your prayers! I’m only asking that I can put together the best representation of myself in this application, to give them a sense of who I really am.
Just as a PS, I sent the link to my boss. She said, “I think this may be the reason you had to go on your scavenger hunt. Sounds like it's written for you.”
DUDE. I had that same thought!
(If I haven’t said it lately, I have the greatest boss in the world.)(and also, GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN EVERYTHING I CAN IMAGINE. Even if this doesn’t work out, the fact that it exists as a possibility is a good reminder of what lays hidden beyond our short-sighted view.)
I’m bordering between giddy and freaked out. If there’s anyone out there willing to read a couple 500 word essays and offer feedback, let me know! I will take you up on it. Xoxox