Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Not the One

Apparently, God has other plans for me, and they don't include the school with which I interviewed at MLA. I'm bummed. I feel ashamed and like I let down my kids and my family, and more importantly, I feel like that was my only chance. The spring job market has yet to materialize at all, so I don't have much hope there. I just pray that whatever God's plans are, they include our family living in the US really soon.

7 comments:

The Lecturer said...

It's tough times on the job market right now--I know you know that a zillion other things, but please don't feel ashamed. Something else is coming your way, and I'm quite sure it will be under a banner of 13 red/white stripes and 50 white stars on a blue field. I asked my Magic Eight Ball, and it told me so. Promise.

M said...

I'm really sorry, but I agree with the Lecturer. You have no reason to feel ashamed. Disappointed and sad, yes, but ashamed, no.

Lilian said...

I'm sorry that it didn't work out. :( I hope there will be other (and better) opportunities for you soon.

Jennie said...

Oh AcadeMama, I am so sorry. But try not to feel shame or to lose hope; this absolutely was not your only chance.

supadiscomama said...

I'm sorry that you got bad news. I also think you're being too hard on yourself--the market is (and has been) brutal. Getting a job in academia seems to be more about luck than anything else--it's certainly not a reflection on you, your intellect, your likability, or anything else. Plus, it's still very early in the "spring." Don't give up hope! xoxo

intlxpatr said...

I agree with Lecturer. The worst worst worst disappointments are because something even better is going to come along for you. Trust me - we've been through the unemployment and feelings of shame and worthlessness. What is coming is even better, and one day you will be saying these same things to someone else who looks at you and sees the success she wants to be, helping her through her own discouragement.

Courage! On! On!

Lisa D. said...

So sorry to hear that it didn't come through. :( The job market is just awful-- but know that there's always something in the US, it just may not be what you were hoping for. At least you had an interview-- that's more than I've ever gotten.