Monday, May 17, 2010
The Beginning of the Rest of My Life
Normally I would be asleep by now but today I have the luxury of staying up to write this post because I QUIT MY JOB AND DONT HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW MORNING!!!!! YAY ME :) Hah, sorry...I'm just uber excited about my summer vacation and the fact that I'm starting law school this August.
Last Friday was my last day at work and it was bittersweet to walk away from the company that defined my life for the past three and a half years. To this day, I'm not 100% sure how the recruiter got a hold of my resume but in November of 2006, I received a phone call from a job recruiter asking if I would be interested in a full time temp position. The pay was good, the location was five minutes away from my apt, and before I knew it, I was walking into the job experience of a lifetime. I would not be where I am today had it not been for this job - I would not be writing this blog post, I would not have my precious Olivia, I would not have met some of my beloved BFFs, I would not have the "pleasure" of knowing some of the "weirdest" people in America, and I would not have the job experience necessary to survive in corporate America. The past three and a half years have been filled with ups and downs but all the downs made my ups that much better, that much higher. It actually broke my heart to turn in my two weeks notice - just two months before I gave my notice, my VP called me into her office for a heart to heart. I apologized for my immature antics and she apologized for assuming I was only using the company as a temporary gig and for never bothering to get to know me on a more personal level. I told her how much I appreciated working with her and she told me as long as I remained with the company, she would do everything in her power to help me move up - whether it was a promotion within the department or securing a better position in another department. Irony at its very best. Even when we said our final goodbyes, she assured me that if I ever wanted to come back, the doors would always be open and I'm forever grateful to her and her tough love antics.
With work out of the way, that leaves me three months to soak up the good life before the going gets tough. I'm kicking off my summer vacation with a month long trip to China followed by a quick trip up to Napa for the one and only, FRENCH LAUNDRY!!!!!!!!!! After that, I'll be apt hunting, moving, attending to all the needs of beautiful bride-to-be, IC, and hopefully squeezing in weekend getaways to Vegas, Palm Springs, and SF :) In between all of this, I'll be shopping, blogging, and sharing all thats new in my life with you.
Cheers to all the bad that has been purged, cheers to all the good that has been kept, cheers to the beginning of the rest of my life.