in early october i found a job posted on the angelo state university website. it was for a news and information specialist and is basically a lot of feature writing, my favorite. i fit the qualifications -- at least two years of experience in a one of a variety of fields, one of which was journalism. the pay is equal to or even more than what i was making in dallas.
so... i was hopeful.
i applied immediately and heard nothing.
i kept checking the website, and the opening was always still posted.
today, i decided to go to the office to let them know i had moved to san angelo. i walked in to the building (just dropping by in a straight black skirt, gray sweater and heels, you know..) and figured out where the communications and marketing department was located. department is strong here, let me tell you. more like small square office with three or four desks. anyhow, a man was behind me as i approached the door to the department and asked if he could help me. i told him my name and that i had applied for the position. i have a new address, i said. he gave me a piece of paper, and while i was writing it down, the director walked out.
"did i hear you say you're sarah henry?"
"i'm preson lewis, the director."
"oh! it is so nice to meet you. i wanted to stop by to give you guys my new address and check on the status of the position."
he explained that the department is in the process of moving, and that they may not be hiring for this position until the first of the year. or maybe it was that the person might not start until the beginning of the year. one of the other. but he did tell me that he wanted me to submit a portfolio of writing to add to my application file. i'm almost feeling like not starting until the beginning of the year would be blessing since i could have the holidays to relax and gather myself in a new town. ellie's first christmas, you know.
i've been getting my portfolio together today and will drop it off tomorrow.
i was encouraged that mr. lewis recognized my name, and that he asked for more information.
i really need a job. i really need a job doing what i know how to do. all i know how to do is write.
will you pray?