Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life

Do you know that song? "Feelin' Good," by Nina Simone? It's about freedom. My brother introduced me to it awhile back, and I've been saving it ever since. I had this plan that on the day I got a new job, I would play it for myself and think, "This is exactly how I feel."

Yesterday, I played the song good and loud.

If you know me at all in real life, you know that I've been job-hunting for a long, long time. In some ways, I've been fortunate--I'm not unemployed, I'm in my chosen field, and I truly can't imagine that I'll find a better group of people anywhere else. In other ways, it's been a slog, a drain on hope, and an increasingly heavy weight on my psyche. And so to feel suddenly light, to know that I can finally move forward, is a huge and wonderful thing. I get to do something new!

Freedom is mine, indeed.

3 comments:

Mom said...

The titles of your last three posts indicate that "new and good" is indeed a theme. Congrats!

Xerxes said...

Either it's a theme or she has upped her prozac! :-p

So what is the new job? Will we get 12 / 12 pictures of the new work place?

Congratulations on the new job!

Liz said...

Thanks! I'm sure there will be plenty of photos to come. :)

I'm going to be editing online educational materials for college courses. So, basically it's super-exotic. :)