That's right. I did it. The lyrics above are from the song, "Jesus, Take the Wheel". It was time that I used them because someone needs to take the wheel. Maybe it is a bit confusing because Aussies drive on the other side of the road and Jesus isn't sure how to drive here yet but he needs to take the wheel. I started this week out jobless. The week progressed rapidly in which I had a recruiter put me up for two jobs. A third opportunity from last week presented itself and it is the best opportunity of all. The recruiter with the two jobs called and said that she wanted me to start one of them tomorrow and I was willing. She then asked if anyone had presented me with other opportunities and I was honest and told her of the one today. She then told me that she could not send me to this job tomorrow because she didn't want me to get a better job and then leave the one that I would have started in the morning. So, is honesty really the best policy? However, remaining undaunted, I go to the interview today and it went well. At the end, I ask her a few questions, including, "Is there a timeline on when I could expect to hear back from you?" and she answers, "March!" Now, I didn't know if this was some sort of military command or was she seriously telling me that I would have to continue to wait! But then, she says, "In March, I will review who I want to come back for another interview!" Hahahahaha, oh snap! So, this is my third interview which is only to secure me a spot at a fourth interview? Because that makes sense in a productive world, right? I took that jab to the heart relatively well and it makes me wonder if I just have a high level of emotional intelligence or if I am just devoid of emotion at this point. It may be a mix of the two. However, I do know this, I am not upset that I came here. Even as I rode on the train bewildered and unamused, I am so glad not to be in Atlanta right now. Not that anything is wrong with Atlanta but it was time for me to leave and make a change. So, I did and like I said, for better or for worse, it is on my own terms!
So, in sadder news, the Aussie state of Victoria is burning uncontrollably and 200+ people have died. It is really bad because the fires are just sweeping through really rapidly and taking everything out in sight. Tons of people are homeless and worst of all, they think that several of the fires were started by man. What kind of idiot does that stuff? Anyways, this photo here is of a firefighter who helped a koala who was running away from the flames and burned her paws. This picture inspires two comments from me; 1.) It is nice to see man and animal come together in a time of need and 2.) Are animals now too good for tap water?