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Our Backup Plan

photo by Hamed Saber

It’s always good to have a Plan B. I thought I’d write about ours.

Right now, I’m working at the hospital, applying for relevant jobs, doing sewing stuff, working on the blog, etc. If this goes well, it’ll be a new career of sorts. But I’m very aware that it might not work out. So we have a backup plan.

Our backup plan is that I do what I did in August when I couldn’t find a full-time job. I’ll go to a placement agency. I already have a relationship with one and there’s another I might apply with. And then I’ll see what happens.

Of course, I’ll explore other options first and do some job hunting on my own. I might even contact my boss at the old job and see if they have an opening. But if nothing else I’ll go to the old standby.

I probably remind myself of the backup plan 2 or 3 times a day, since work is still pretty scarce and I get nervous. It’s just the first week, and December is a no-hassle month. We have plenty of savings and my goal is just to keep looking for things and doing the best I can and it’s fine.

Micah’s very encouraging through all this–he has great faith in me as a writer, sewer, editor, anything I want to be. He says he married me to participate with my fulfilling all my potential. And because I’m cute.

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Dan December 9, 2007 at 8:02 am

Amen on having a backup plan. I am a planning addict, which is perhaps what led me to become a project manager. When I face a life event as big as a job change, I typically have 3-5 backup plans that I would be perfectly content with. Please keep your blog in all of your backup plans. I enjoy reading it.

mrsmicah December 9, 2007 at 9:51 am

Thanks, Dan. 🙂 My blog is definitely a part of my backup plans, whether as a way to make a little extra cash or as something I do purely for fun. Or both.

guinness416 December 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Sounds good. Our backup plan is currently implemented (on my husband’s job side), and guess what, the world hasn’t come to an end. Flexible, smart people always figure it out, especially when someone has their back.

Mrs. Nathan December 9, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Ha! Being cute like you helps with most everything, and I’m glad Micah agrees.

What’s the word on the library? We’re praying!

mrsmicah December 9, 2007 at 9:13 pm

No word on the library yet. *sighs*

SavingDiva December 10, 2007 at 10:03 am

I love the number layout!

I’m glad to hear that you’re allowing yourself a back up plan. A lot of people jump two feet in and realize that they can’t swim…Congrats on being so grounded! However, I hope that your back-up plan isn’t needed…and you flourish in your freelance work!

fathersez December 11, 2007 at 8:20 am

Micah is wise.

I am sure everything will turn out all right with your go get them attitude.

All the best

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