Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Best Job in the World.

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.

Ugh.

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?

7 comments:

Fox In Detox said...

I have seen it, and I, like you, am considering applying. The video thing is my downfall. That, and I don't have the "one year's similar experience"...but I do have several environmental studies classes under my belt, I'm a scuba instructor, and my camera takes photos underwater! The blogging part is just a happy coincidence.

Good luck! Maybe we'll both get it. We've got a two in three million shot, but it's still a shot.

Amalia said...

Fox - your experience is both in scuba and blogging. They don't say what you need experience in. I think you should definitely apply! Maybe we'll both be on the short list of 11 applicants that get to go for the final round of interviews. Then we could meet in real life. Woot!

Fox In Detox said...

That would be a blast, alas...I can't leave for 6 months. I have to finish school. I'm withdrawing.

After much complaining and reasoning on my part, my professor extended our deadline to next Thursday. I'm so psyched. I'll have an entire weekend now, plus 4 days. Sometimes it pays the be the obnoxious wheel.

Alice said...

I am SO HAPPY someone I know is applying for this job!! (Will you remember me when you go???) I sent it to one of my girlfriends I thought would be perfect for it - but she's knee-deep in corporate America and can't. And trust me, if I weren't pregnant I'd be fighting you tooth and nail for this job. :) Seriously, I think it sound fabulous - and I HOPE, HOPE, HOPE you get it. Fingers-crossed and prayers said. Amen.

Amalia said...

Thanks Alice! It's always good when someone who's in good with God is on your side. I mean my side. Whatever. Thanks!!

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