First things first! Happy Birthday to one of the most
beautiful, creative, loving people I know!
To my dear friend CeeCi the Great!!
I hope your birthday is as special as you are!
Now about that interview... I’m lucky, I’ve only had three job interviews in my life and one was over the phone. I was offered all three jobs and I took them all. I don’t remember being nervous but all these were over 20 years ago. Today there is another job interview and I am nervous!
It’s not for me of course; it’s Mollie, her first job interview. This job is so important to her. She told me she wanted this job when she was 8 years old. She has never changed her mind. She is applying as a camp counselor at the church camp she loves. She has loved this camp since she first attended it 9 years ago. If they hire here she would be a counselor in training (CIT). No pay for this first year but she would be staying there for free and this counts as over 300 volunteer hours on her college applications.
She also tells me she plans on meeting her future husband there – not necessarily this year but some day. As she puts it “I can find a man who is a Christian and love kids. What could be better than that?” Can’t argue with her logic, as long as she is in no rush.
I’m driving her to the interview – it’s two hours away. Should give us plenty of time to talk. If she gets this position it will mean both kids will be gone this summer. I guess it will be our first introduction to the empty nest. That’s both frightening and exciting. But please cross your fingers for her - and that I can’t take her being gone.