Happy Sunday! A couple of weeks ago Jenny at Reading the End decided to launch a little project called Something on Sunday, a way to celebrate the little things in life and share some love for the things that matter most. She encouraged people to blog every Sunday “about something that kept you on your feet that week,” big or small, bookish or not, that’s happening right now.
My Something on Sunday for this week happens to be big, and sort of bookish — after almost seven months of unemployment, I got a job!
Since mid-October I’ve been working as the social media specialist for the Washington County Library system. It’s a new position for the library and for the county, which means I’ve had a lot of room to experiment and make the job my own. In general, I’m responsible for running the library’s social media presence, analyzing data about our digital efforts, and strategizing how to better support the work being done at the libraries in our system. It’s so much fun.
I feel like working at a library is sort of the dream for bookworms. This isn’t exactly where I expected to land when I began my career exploration in March, but it also feels like exactly the place where I should be. I’m still adjusting to the fact that my season of sabbatical is over, but I also feel like a kid in a candy store when I get to walk up to the cataloging department and sneak a peek at all the new books going out into the world… so it kind of all evens out.
The transition of going back to work full time has been a little rough. I feel like I’m having to learn to manage my time all over again (through something like the fourth or fifth major change in the last 18 months), but one thing I have now is a greater capacity to give myself a break. Things will settle out soon enough, and at that point I hope to be back here more regularly. Thank you all (again and again and again) for your patience and kindness and good cheer — this community is amazing and I miss being a more active part of it.
Also, I decided to try bangs… photos to come.