Just what I asked for

When I came back to the U.S., I stated that I would get a job and I wanted a job in the arts.

Good news: I got just what I asked for! God is good!

I will be a volunteer coordinator for the Monterey County Arts Commission. What I know about it is that the job is part of the Americorps and it will last for ten months. I’m not certain yet if I can re-up like it’s done in the army. I am certain, however, this will lead to something when I’m through with the ten month commitment.

I was interviewed by the director, when she asked me to go with her to the coffee shop nearby in Carmel. While she explained the job to me, she kept referring to what I would be doing. I stopped and asked her if this meant I got the job.

She said just wait while I get through and then we’ll talk more. So when we got back to the office, she said, “I’m in. Are you?” “Yes, I’m in.” Just like that. She is a tiny lady, with long blond hair, and a dynamo: very calm and extremely intelligent.

She has built the Arts Commission from a struggling entity to a booming commission with lots of clout in the county.

I cannot wait to get started on Sept. 4.  There is even a possibility of a shared condo in CSUMB where the professors live who teach there.

So, while I wait for a place to call home, I’m right now cat and dog sitting at my new friends’ home in Half Moon Bay. The animals are calico cat, Sasha, big black and white tuxedo cat, Jackson; Abbey a cream colored poodle, Teddy an apricot poodle, Rory a lasa poo, (a kiss, kiss doggy).

When I arrived, Teddy growled at me, Abbey sat and shook, Rory wanted to be noticed, Sasha walked around and watched me, and Jackson was hidden.

It wasn’t too long, when three of the animals: Rory, Teddy and Jackson were sitting on top of me with six eyes staring, while I stretched out on the couch to watch TV. Didn’t take long for them to see that I wouldn’t have them for dinner.

I’ll be here until Tuesday, however, I’ll leave for a bit to Gonzales on Monday for a power point presentation.

Life is good!

 

5 Responses to Just what I asked for

  1. Paula and Bud

    Laureen….
    Indeed, life is good !!!!! …..and it’s about time !!!!!
    Paula and Bud

  2. Congratulations! I knew you’d get what you wanted.

    • Thanks Sumi, just goes to show how important it is to stay positive, huh? It’s for ten months, but it’s a great place to begin again.

  3. sending my congrats too…you are so perfect for this ….coming to gonzales for the day? need an overnite you call me… anne.

    • Thank you Anne,

      I need to be in San Jose the next day, and for three days, so I’ll head up to San Jose when I’m through in Gonzales. I’m sure doing a lot of too-ing and fro-ing lately.

      Thanks for the offer, and I may take you up on it another time.

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