There has been so much changing around here lately. The sequence of events all began with landing the job that I have so been lusting after for the last two months. I have been job searching since last June and its definitely time. I have been waiting for the perfect job to come along and have tried to be as patient as possible. Of course, sometimes that is easier said than done. My current job was a transitional position and while I have loved my coworkers and the situation, there are many aspects of my position that I feel I am now beyond. I’ve worked so hard to complete my graduate coursework, and this position certainly got me through the grunt work. I’ve learned so much from the job, but in the end it is simply not in a field that I could perform well in for my career, there is no room for advancement, and ultimately it is the stereotypical dead end job. So, in two weeks I have the chance to take the first steps in the career direction I have wanted for so long. I feel so amazingly lucky to be where I am and to be (hopefully) heading in the direction that fate and destiny are leading me towards. The 27th is the “big” first day and it will be a little frightening, but exciting and freeing nonetheless.
I had a “blind date” set up last night. Actually a “go-see” might be a better term. I stopped by the local ballpark to determine if this was someone I might be interested in. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I had planned to go out there on the early end of the day but as things progressed I was forced to head out of town for the day. When I got back to town it was late, but I thought what the hell I’ll go out there and see if he is still around. So, I did and he was very cute. They had been boozing all day so he was a little drunk which made things interesting. I found him to be very attractive and he seems to have a pretty good sense of humor. The whole drunk thing threw me off a little – I guess if I was in that position (they had been out in the sun for 12 hours drinking) and I hadn’t shown by that point I would have assumed I wasn’t coming either. I could tell he felt bad about it. He did call me later that night and we arranged to get together for drinks or dinner tonight. I’m going to let this be the determining evening. He seemed to have some potential so I’m trying to remain open which is always so damn difficult to me.