by Jesse Galef –
I’m usually reticent and reluctant to talk about my personal life, but I feel comfortable sharing some things. It helps that I’ve found you guys to be very supportive, both in comments here and talking to some of you on facebook. It’s a new experience for me to have relative strangers asking me how my job search is going, offering to buy me drinks, and giving kind words.
No, I didn’t get the job at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. At first I thought I had a decent shot, but after finding out that the job was almost entirely technical I revised my expectations. I have a programming background and minored in Computer Science, but I’m sure they were able to find someone more qualified than I am. I love what AU and wish that person the very best of luck.
The somewhat happier news is that I was asked to lead a monthly “Cafe Inquiry” discussion group for the CFI-DC chapter! I’m looking forward to it, and anyone in the DC area on December 17th should definitely come. I’ve already thought of some interesting topics, but I’m open to suggestions.
Yeah, some days I’m down and mopey, but I get the sense that’s normal. I’m trying my best to stay positive and make the most of this time. I’ve been trying to keep busy in the community – volunteering time for the Secular Student Alliance, blogging here and occasionally at UnreasonableFaith, and going to social groups. I’ve been attending CFI events and meetups with Beltway Atheists. The people have been exceedingly nice and I’ve been looking to have more of a social life.
I’ll certainly announce it if I find a job. But until then, I’ll try to keep my chin up and expect things to get better with time.