A few months ago, I made the decision that at some point, I wanted to do sacred music full time. And a couple months ago, a job came up that would have put me closer to that goal. It was a great parish. I went for it with all my effort. I interviewed well. Impressed people.
Still didn’t get it.
Now, it’s understandable. The winner was more qualified. So I am not mad at the parish, who picked someone clearly able to do the job and was very complimentary to me when they informed me they picked someone else. Still, I am a bit bummed.
Now, the goods that came out of this experience vastly outweigh the bad. I got interviewing experience. I showed I can do the work. I came away feeling more confident about my skills. And I will be better for the next time I go through this.
Still, bummer. I had a couple beers, watched football (the Packers lost, which made me happy), and slept it off.
Onward and upward. I still have plenty of rewarding work that makes me happy. This hasn’t always been the case when I was seeking work. So I am still in a very good spot.
I am very blessed. Even with this disappointment, I need to remember that.