October 04, 2005

Its quiet for now

The house isn't stirring yet. All I hear is the drip of the coffee maker and the clicks I'm making on the keypad.

Today is the first day of the High Holidays. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. It is customary today to wish people a sweet new year. You eat apples and honey together, among other things, because they are sweet. It is also the beginning of the time of repentance which culminates on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. This period is one in which you ask for forgiveness from those around you against whom you've transgressed. On Yom Kippur you ask G-d for forgiveness.

As all New Years go, it is a time for a new start. At least, I hope it is.

I didn't get the job in Chicago. I found out last night. I was "nudged out by someone with a better experience package". It wasn't me, I was told. Not to be too catty, but I am not unhappy about not working for someone who isn't clear on the difference between nudged and edged. Both have dged in them but they do mean different things. Also, truthfully, I'm not at all sure that I want to continue to be a lawyer at all. More on that, perhaps, later.

No word on the change of career job I interviewed for. At least, no definitive word. I gather from the head hunter that I still have some convincing to do, some doubts to resolve about the transferability of my skills. I suggested that if there were any doubts, ask them to meet with me and let me try to convince them why my skills could transfer. I hope they take me up on it. In the end, I would hope that I'd be able to state a good case.

As the Jewish calendar ticks over, I hope that there will be some new start for me. I am looking for a clean slate, a fresh start.

In any event, may I simply wish you all a sweet new year?

My daughter is awake now and I am going to hang out with her. And get some of that coffee.

Posted by Random Penseur at October 4, 2005 06:45 AM | TrackBack

Sweet new year to you too, and I hope you get the job.

Posted by: Amy at October 4, 2005 10:13 AM

May the New Year be filled with sweetness RP!

Posted by: Wicked H at October 4, 2005 10:45 AM

A sweet and fruitful new year to you AND yours, m'dear.

Posted by: Margi at October 4, 2005 11:20 AM

L'shanah tovah tikatev v'tailhatem

Posted by: dee at October 4, 2005 11:27 AM

Happy New Year! Too bad about Chicago... but at the risk of employing an overly used cliché, all things happen for a reason.

Posted by: Turtleherder at October 4, 2005 11:35 AM

A sweet new year, full of promise and peace and all that you wish for, to you and yours.

Honey and apples. Sounds a lovely combination.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 4, 2005 11:51 AM

Happy New Year, RP!

And I'm intrigued by your decision to change careers. You've touched upon this before but never in great deail. I hope you write more about it as things progress. :-)

Enjoy your day.

Posted by: Amber at October 4, 2005 01:47 PM

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Kathy at October 4, 2005 10:54 PM

Happy New Year! Sorry about the job in Chicago... it is our loss. On the other hand, as I have been repeating to myself over and over - close a door, open a window. Right?

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 5, 2005 02:43 PM

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 5766.

In our family it's customary to dip a fruit that none of us have eaten during the year to symbolize a fresh start to the new year. Here's to your 'new fruit.'

Posted by: Jocelyn at October 5, 2005 03:17 PM

Happy sweet New Year!! The best is yet to come!

Posted by: Azalea at October 5, 2005 06:46 PM

Happy Rosh Hashana, my dear. I think something's brewing up in your mind right now, eh?

Posted by: Helen at October 6, 2005 02:44 AM

I know I'm late, but Shana Tova to you and yours.

Posted by: Simon at October 6, 2005 10:15 AM

L'Shanah Tovah, RP! Best to your grandfather, hope he is better.

Posted by: Mark at October 8, 2005 09:34 AM
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