So. It's been almost a year since I last posted. A YEAR. My goal to "post on my blog once a week" would be marked with a big, red FAIL.
I don't know where to begin, but I do want to begin writing again. No, for reals. I miss this space and talking about all the exciting, and also mundane, things that happen around these parts.
Let's start with a quick work re-cap. I'll make this painless, I promise. At the beginning of the year I worked at a very large tech company. A company who laid off 14% of their employees in April, of which I was one. I did like my job, mostly, but the commute was brutal. They were good to me and it allowed me to try to find something closer to home.
I found a small financial services firm about 10 minutes from my house. And when I say small, I mean, like, 7 people. About the exact moment I accepted this job, I got a call from a large San Ramon-based company (Large Company) that I've been trying to get into for years. They wanted me to interview. Finally. So, I did what I thought was best and went to the interview. I'll be honest, I didn't think I did that well. It was a 50/50 interview. So, I start at the financial services firm and about a month into the gig I suddenly get an email from Large Company and they want references. I'll be honest, I was floored. I gave them my references and then waited another 2374987 years to hear anything again. Like I said, it's a Large Company. They are very, very slow to move. Fast forward another month (I've now been in the financial services company for 2-ish months) and I get the offer. An offer from a company I've dreamed of working at for a long time. As awful as I felt about leaving the financial services firm so quickly and felt that it wasn't my most professional act, I accepted the offer. 4 days later I started my new, new job.
I've now been there for 7 months and I deeply love my job. I love the company, the people I work with and for and the culture. I am happy in my job and that is a wonderful feeling.
I want to talk about Jack next, but it will have to be in another post, otherwise this one will be ridiculously long and you won't want to read that much.
I am back. And I'm so happy to be hear. I'm just so happy period.