For about 1.5 weeks I trained in my replacement and was without a computer. Sure I could have whipped out my trusty Surface 2 and updated ya'll what was going on, but in all honesty, I thought if I shared that I got a new job that I would somehow jinx it and be told that they decided to go with someone else and I would have to beg for my old job back.
See, I had been doing some interviewing. Both on my own and through staffing companies. One fateful Monday I got a call with a job offer. I was so excited because I had been searching for over a year for a new position. Later that afternoon, I got another contingent offer from a company I had never heard of a month prior, but a company I knew I was destined to work for. Yes, two job offers in one day. And a Monday nonetheless!
On Tuesday I met with my current manager (the contingent offer position) and met another person I would be working with, and next thing you know, I'm signing an acceptance letter!
Up until this point in my every day life I was starting to become quite down on life. My dating life
One night, I wished upon a star and prayed to my family up above that I really needed this job. That this job would literally be life changing in a positive way. I needed a boost. The stars aligned, my family above answered my prayers, and here I sit, staring out a 49th floor window over the lovely city of Minneapolis. I can see Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriett (can't wait until they are thawed and sparkling blue! Another direction is the green grass inside the diamond of Target Field (Monday is the home opener! I hope the snow is gone by then). From the reception is North East Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. I haven't seen the other side because it's all offices I don't know yet.
I've been here a week and I have already learned so much. I'm constantly reading about the company and everything we offer. Meeting new, friendly, intelligent co-workers. Learning about what I'll be doing every day. It's been an exhausting week, but one I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to have.
Bring on the weekend!