I have never been in this situation before. Two schools want me to teach for them. Both are ideal positions, but ideal for different reasons. Both jobs have but few minor drawbacks. I'm torn. I have no idea which one to choose. I have until tomorrow.

I'm nostalgic for the days when it was take the burger flipping job or have no job at all --- and that was it.

I can't remember ever being this stressed over a decision.

Look: this is me shuddering: -~-~-~_~__~-`-`-`-`-`-`_-`-~_`_~__~-`-~--~-~_-~-~-~


  1. I love these kinds of dilemmas. Isn't it delicious to be torn between two good things?

  2. Just remember, no job at all (as an adult with a family) means no money. No money means no food. And no food means a painful death. So, I'd choose one of the jobs and not waste too much nostalgia on the good ol' days.

    If they have different pay grades, I'd choose the one that pays more. Money's always good. If they're the same pay, I'd go for the one that's a more enjoyable subject or age group. If that's the same, I'd go for the one closer to home. But that's just me.

    Good luck with the decision! Grats on the offers.

  3. I'm nostalgic for the days when it was take the burger flipping job or have no job at all --- and that was it.

    You mean last week?

  4. Hmmmm, what does the wife think?

    What do you teach?

  5. Take them both and then you and your identical cousin can take turns. The best of both worlds!

    But they're cousins! Identical cousins, and you'll find they laugh alike, they talk alike, at times they even walk alike. You can lose your mind when cousins are two of a kind!

  6. Ohhhhh, I felt that shudder. I know that feeling well. Hope it's the right choice, whichever one you make.

  7. We are stuck in a similar situation - my husband has to choose between two great jobs this week and he's going nuts trying to figure out what to do. I feel bad because as his wife, I'm really happy with either one so I don't have any help to offer. I don't envy the life of the breadwinner...

  8. So happy to find you again! That's odd to see you pop up in the comments section at Hollywood Flakes just days after thinking about your blog and wondering if I could ever remember the name of it.

    Best wishes with your dilemma. I don't suppose flipping a coin would be the best way to handle it, would it? Sometimes I like to pretend to decide--you know, sort of try on a choice for a day and see how it feels.

    Good luck!

  9. congratulations!

    now go bend a knee or two.

  10. If they're both ideal, then they are both the right decision, so you win either way. Once the huge important questions are out of the way (sounds like they are if they're both ideal) and if the pay scale is at least similar, I'd be going for the one that requires less travel time. I hate the commute.

  11. I can feel your pain...what did you end up deciding?

  12. .

    I took the closer one.