Have you seen the news articles advertising Tourism Queensland's "Best Job in the world"?
Monday I was in the bathroom getting ready for work when Bear called out to me, "Honey, you have to apply for this job!" I poked my head out the bathroom doorway.
"What is it?" I asked, intrigued by the excitement in his voice.
"It's a six month stay on an island in Australia. All you have to do is blog about your time there and they pay you $105,000!"
I gave him a skeptical look, but walked over to where he was sitting at the computer desk. "Are you sure? There has to be a catch." I read the news article quickly. Then I read it again. Then I read it a third time.
"Huh," I said. That really would be perfect. Maybe I'll apply."
I went back to getting for work, but couldn't stop thinking about it. I thought about it the entire drive into work. I thought about it while I was teaching, while I had detention duty, that night at work. The more I thought about it, the more it became something I really wanted to do. The website was down until late last night (too many people trying to get on crashed the server, I imagine), when I finally got to actually read the terms and conditions. The only catch, as I can see it, is that I have to make a 60 second video about why I'm the perfect candidate for the job.
I'm so bad at being interesting!
I had the same problem when I tried out for Wheel of Fortune - turns out I don't lead a very interesting or glamorous life. I persevered then and won a spot on the show. If I can do that, I can do this. Now I just have to *do* it.
I've made the script for what I'm going to say and have a rough plan for it. Now I just need the courage to get it done (I will of course post it here when it's done). I'm planning on doing it this weekend or Monday.
Will you please, please, please wish me luck?