12 July 2007

I Am Really Here...Somewhere

My life has gone into overdrive since last Thursday, at least in my mind. Plus all the people asking me if I was feeling over my head yet...that doesn't exactly help.

You see, I got offered a new job! One that I really, really wanted--without knowing I wanted it until you are half-way through the interview and you go "Damn, this would be great work!" And lo and behold, here I go!

For the last three years I have done cataloging and acquisitions for public libraries. I love it. Love it with a capital L. However, living in western MA with a Master's degree and two children and working jobs at non-professional wages, not so good.

Now, I am doing a bit of a shift. I will be working for C/W MARS, which handles the automated resources for libraries in central and western MA. My official title will be Digital Resources Librarian, as I will be coming in to maintain Digital Treasures, a repository of older images from the libraries. I will begin by doing some web design and code for other programs. This scares the living daylights out of me, as it is a weakness in my skills, but I am all for on-the-job training.

So, right now I am trolling for apartments in the Worcester area, preparing to pack up my belongings from the last three years, and hoping to purge a lot of unnecessary items. This is crucial to do the next couple of weeks, as the children are with their grandparents and not here to fight for the toys with missing pieces and three-year-old homework that is stuffed into the far recesses of desk drawers.

However, this also means packing up much of my knitting. No way that I can concentrate on it at this point. How am I going to function so far from WEBS? Thank the gods for internet ordering--plus I am sure I will be able to make some excuses for the hour drive west.

But, if anyone knows of any really good yarn stores in the Worcester area, please help a fellow knitter out!