As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, I have accepted a position in Sacramento and will be moving to California by the first week in June. “This is crazy!” you thought, but it is in fact true. I interviewed at an Architectural and Environmental Planning firm (where Vance–brother by law only, haha–happens to work). The position is marketing coordinator, and while the breadth of work will be less than I do now, the salary (of course for cost-of-living adjustment) is much higher and appropriate for the workload. The people I interviewed with made me feel like I was valuable and sought after–I have never felt like that before, and I have to say it feels really good.
I am determined to make things work. The company I am going to work for, E D A W, is new to me, but the idea is not. I think it will be a fantastic career opportunity for me, and it actually has room for professional growth. Although, I will say the next month is going to be very stressful getting ready to move out here. I really am not even sure where to begin. For what the situation is, though, it could not be more favorable. I have people to stay with, someone to watch my cat, and a great opportunity to relocate that I cannot pass up. Of course I do expect more family to follow in coming years.
So I starting this mode of positive thinking. I would reference Eunice from Mama’s family, but none of you would get that, so instead I will reference Dwight’s determination when buying Andy’s Nissan Xterra in The Office: “You will sell me this car. 3, 2, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Do it. Do it now.” Anyway, that’s the mental mode I’ve been using on myself to have good days and good experiences. I was like, I will have a good vacation and I will have good interviews and start a new leaf in my life. Well I did have good interviews (especially the first one), and I was asked to come back after lunch. Ooooookay? Sure why not? I had asked a few questions they needed to get some answers for, but when I came back they were like “here is your offer letter…you WILL work here. Sign it! SIGN IT NOW 3, 2, 5, 4, 3, 2″…just kidding, but they made me feel wanted. Moving on, the moral of the story is THINK POSITIVE (make sure to give yourself pep talks in the mirror for it to work, or you WILL NOT be successful) and all of your dreams will come true in one week’s time.
I require multiple goodbye parties and prefer cash incentives to show up. Also, if anyone wants to help me pack or move me completely hahahah, just let me know.