Exciting News That Must Remain Mysterious For Now

Athena ScalziHello, everyone! Today I have some good, but vague, news for you all! I have an exciting opportunity in the works, and will be job shadowing a position next week. I’m not going to say what the job is yet, but as long as the job shadow goes well, the position is mine! I figured it was about time I actually have some money in my bank account and quit spending all of my parents’.

Anyways, I’ll let you all know how it goes and what the job is once I (hopefully) secure the position next week! I just wanted to share because I’m pretty stoked.

Until then, please enjoy this photo of two cats I cat-sit in Santa Monica last week.

Two identical black cats looking up at the camera.

And have a great day!


27 Comments on “Exciting News That Must Remain Mysterious For Now”

  1. Ooh, solid black cats in October, a rare and beautiful thing.

    I wish you the best of luck, Athena. I have faith in you and I know it just takes the right moment for things to fall in place.

  2. Good luck! I hope you find something you enjoy, whether it’s this or something else!

    I also wanted to say thanks for mentioning the Half-Baked Harvest site in some of your baking-themed posts! It’s become my new obsession; tonight I made their “Chewy Brown Sugar Maple Cookies” and they were AMAZING. Since your posts are how I found them, my tastebuds are very grateful. :-)

  3. Hey, this sounds great! I hope it works out well for you.
    Also, those are two very intense cats :)

  4. I hope you enjoy it, they appreciate a good employee, and it starts a new chapter of your life. I am looking forward to hearing about it. I am also not happy you were in Southern cal and not ONE photo of In-N-Out burger. I blame your Dad for obviously not instilling the love of a home-grown California TREASURE. I do very much enjoy your food posts.

  5. I hope the shadowing goes well, remember just as they will be working out if you are right for the job, you should be working out if the job is right for you!

    And what were you holding up in the air to get such concentrated attention from the beautiful black cats?

  6. Great news, Athena. Congrats on the job opportunity.

    If you get the chance, here’s one of my favorite places in Santa Monica (I hope it’s still there) – There’s a park along the cliffs that overlook the Santa Monica Pier, and in the park is a small community center. If you go when the community center is open, you can go upstairs to find a camera obscura whose lens can be rotated to show live views of the pier and surroundings. Really exciting 19th century technology!

  7. This sounds exciting!
    You have your father’s way with the vague but pleased beyond words announcements, and that’s a complement. :-)

  8. How exciting! Hope the job shadowing goes well and best of luck to you. I know we all wish you well.

    The cat photo is timely for October and those two are beautiful. Take care.

  9. Oooo, how exciting, Athena! I hope the shadowing goes well, and that you like the potential employer just as much as they will undoubtedly like you!

    Keep in mind that an interview or a job-shadow experience is a two-way street, and that the candidate needs to assess the potential employer as carefully as the employer is assessing the candidate. You have a tremendous lot to offer the right employer, and you can (and should!) be picky about who that employer winds up being.

    I saw a really great question once for an applicant to ask an interviewer, and while a job-shadow isn’t quite the same as an interview, there are still similarities. If the opportunity presents itself, try asking “Thinking back to people who have been in this position previously, what differentiated the ones who were good from the ones who were really great?” Their answer could give you some excellent insights into the job, and it is the sort of question that interviewers just adore being asked.

    I will be watching the blog obsessively over the next few days, hoping for an update! Knock ’em dead, Athena!

  10. Good luck with the opportunity, whatever it is!

    (I just bet that you were holding up a placard saying just what it was. The cats were reading it, but we will have to wait!)

  11. Do not spend your own money, but invest it.
    Hard to go wrong with an S and P 500 index fund. The market is low right now. This is a buying opportunity.
    Buy low, sell high.

    Spend your parents money!

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