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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sigh

Finally my patience is paying off ... after days and weeks of applying for jobs and not hearing back, I was starting to doubt my self. But these last couple of days, there has been a lot of feedback. Of course, no real job offer yet, but there has been a pretty positive response. I have a couple of second interviews and a number of first interviews. Am even hearing back from companies that have been silent for so long, I've practically crossed them off my list. Finally, the job-front horizon is starting to look more promising. I am still keeping my fingers crossed but am staring to breathe a little bit easier now. Of course that means I have start weighing my options and consider what my next steps will be.

I guess what makes me sad these days is not having my dad around. When I used to have concerns about work and needed to bounce my thoughts off someone, he was the one I would call. Whenever I was faced with a professional dilemma and needed an objective ear to help me weight the pros and cons, he would be the one I would turn to. And whenever I needed help making tough decisions, well, it was his guidance that saw me through. Despite my dad's super busy schedule, he would always make time to talk to me, whether it was our scheduled weekly chats or even when I made surprise calls to his office. I have never called my dad and have him say "not now" or "call back later". He always had time (even if it was 5-10 minutes) to listen to me. I really miss that. I really miss him. Some days it's not so bad but today, I really, really wish he were here.

7 comments:

joyeee said...

awww....we're all here for you too dets!:) We all miss him a lot too! But I'm sure dad must be proud of you... goodluck on your job hunting!:)

mom said...

You were very fortunate to have had a most wonderful and extraordinary man for your father. I know how difficult his loss has been for you and your siblings. I will try Joanne to fill in and be there always for all of you. I ask for your patience if I sometimes do not measure up to your expectations, but I know you know that your happiness and well being is all that I hope and work for.

leslie ty said...

i know how you feel Jo...like what Auntie Judy said...we're all here for you...I know we won't be as great in giving advice/s like Uncle James...but we'll surely try =)

Good luck Jo =)

Junarakasa said...

Thanks Joy, mom and Les. I really mean that. I know I have you guys there for me. I didn't mean to be so "ma-drama" =) I guess I just miss dad but I know he's still here in his own way.

Auntie Lillian said...

When you have those tiny voices ( or what others called gut feelings ) guiding you - that's your dad, Joanne. Your dad was a fast thinker and expressed it will with words. Your mom is a wonderful nurturer always there for you. You're surrounded by family and friends who care for you - remember, we're a phone call away.

Junarakasa said...

Thanks, Auntie Lillian =)

coffybreak said...

hi jo! keep on looking. i'm sure something is going to come up. good luck and don't give up! :D
small world, didn't know your hubby worked for tokyopop. kilala siya ng ibang coworkers ko. - monse