One of those days

by Ann Davis

“One of those days” seems to occur more and more frequently when un(der)employed and career hunting. More often than I’d like to admit, the inner 6-year-old in me wants to stand up on a table and scream, “Life is not fair! When will it be MY turn?! This is NOT what was supposed to happen!!” And nothing’s quite so bad as when you want to be irrational and angry because traffic is terrible commuting to your dead end job/the application you’re filling out has a typo on it (a TYPO?! And I have to prove myself to THEM??!) the fries from the fast food that you really shouldn’t have bought anyway are soggy, but you know it’s silly to incite the negative energy.

This song showed up on a Pandora station one day and soothed both 6-year-old and 30-something me’s simultaneously. Sometimes, it’s just one of those days. And it’s all going just so perfectly… wrong. But — it’s just one day. One day at a time. Take a deep breath, pop a spoonful of Nutella, and wait for the next one.

Joy Williams – One of Those Days

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find Ann’s original post here: http://www.anndavismls.com/blog/2011/12/28/One-of-Those-Days.aspx

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ.com. INALJ has had over 19.5 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in a month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently thrice at the American Library Association's Annual Conference as well as breakout talk presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa and as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting, at the National Press Club, McGill University, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has relocated to being nomadic. She runs her husband’s moving labor website, KhanMoving.com, fixes and sells old houses and assists her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food as well. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 

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