Ya’ll. Can I just tell you how much I love my job? I seriously love it. Which is why I’ve been MIA from my blog and only posting once a week or so. For that, I apologize. But I still want to tell you all the reasons why I love my new job so much.
First, I don’t think I’ve ever really explained what I do. While working briefly at an oiled wildlife rehab center during the oil spill, I was stressing The Hubs out to the max because I was depressed that there were no jobs here for me. We don’t have an aquarium or a zoo close enough to work at. I couldn’t find any writing jobs either. (Those are my two big things by the way…science and writing.) And I most certainly was not going back to being a high school teacher. I would rather pluck my eyelashes out.
I kept bugging The Hubs about moving. I was already applying to jobs on the west coast, even though The Hubs was in no shape to move us since he has a wonderful steady job in this economy. I was being selfish. And a lousy wife.
So I found The Exploreum. I already knew about it of course. And by “knew about it” I mean “visited very frequently.” Science museums rock my world. And The Hubs’ too. That’s why we like each other. That’s the only reason.
I became a Presenter. That’s someone who works in the labs (BioLab or ChemLab) and does really fun demonstrations for school groups and other visitors. I got to make things explode and play with snakes and whatnot. It was fun, but I was still missing something. When there weren’t groups, I was just sitting around, not using my brain and my other skills.
Until a job opened up. A job higher up in the education department. A job that involved lots of script writing and outreach opportunities. Ya’ll. A job RIGHT UP MY FREAKIN’ ALLEY!
Obviously, I got the job…and so did two of my other coworkers. There is so much programming and writing that needs to be done that just hiring one person wasn’t going to cut it.
So back to why I love my job so much, right? Ok, here goes…
- It combines science and writing. BAM! Perfect combination.
- There is always work to be done. I do not have a free moment and I love that. I do tend to get overwhelmed at times, but I’m working on that and trying to be flexible.
- I get to write scripts like “Edible Snot” and “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Dots.” Those are Dippin’ Dots, ya’ll. We just can’t call them that. By the way, if anyone can think of a cooler name than that, please let me know. I’m having trouble with it. Booyah, this may be your territory!
- Its a freakin’ science museum! Seriously! We get traveling exhibits all the time and the next one is giant mechanical insects! So effing cool.
There are more reasons why I love my job, but I think the most important reason is this: I’m happy with staying in Mobile now, at least for a while, which makes The Hubs happy because he can stay at his happy job. Lots of happiness, ya’ll.
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