I know, I know, I didn’t write a post yesterday. I had a lot to take care of, and by the time I got around to writing, there wasn’t enough time or mental energy left to do so. But I’m not too worried about it, because I missed the post for a very good reason.


That’s right, two years to the date since I began my servitude in the trenches of retail hell, I will be crawling my way out and into the field for which I have been educated. Sing praises to the heavens! Fetch the prize bull, for the gods must be given a splendid offering in thanks. Or, you know, just give a thumbs up and congratulations.

About a month ago, I got a message from one of my grad school friends, whose new firm was looking for a CAD drafter. I emailed him back, saying that I was of course very much interested in getting out of retail. It took until after the holiday weekend, but I gave him my info, and he offered to forward it on to his boss. (Funny story: I almost didn’t bother sending anything, so discouraged I had been getting with the whole job search thing. That’ll teach me, eh?)

About a week later, I got a call requesting an interview. We talked, and set up a time for the following week. I went in, and the interview seemed to go well. Admittedly, I generally think interviews go well, but apparently I was right this time. My prospective employers did most of the talking, but it seems like it’s a company that’s really eager to grow, and there will be plenty of room to move up.

All told, it took about a week to go from interview to offer to acceptance, which was really surprising (in a good way!). Needless to say, I’m really excited. Sure, it’s not a “dream job,” but it’s an entry level position in my field that will let me develop my architecture and drafting skills, and even get internship hours towards my license. And I’ll be working normal office hours, with my nights and weekends free!

I plan on telling my current employers at the beginning of my shift tomorrow; how fitting, that I deliver this news while I’m there for not having my availability honored? I’m a little nervous, as I’ve never had to give two weeks notice before. To say nothing of the background fear of change that threatens to overwhelm me from time to time.

But it’s for the best, it really is. I’m happy. Nervous, but happy. Looks like we have a reason to celebrate at Water World on Friday!

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