Oh 2015, you're crazy already. And that's not even considering the whole moving out the basement and getting married part.
I've worked at my current job for nearly a year, and it took me 8 months to find it while working part-time at an internship. Those 8 depressing months were incredibly challenging, and I was so grateful to find a full-time job. Anyone who has job hunted for any length of time can probably attest to that feeling of I am going to be unemployed for the rest. of. my. life.
How strange it is then, a year later, to have a company approach me for a job when I wasn't even looking!
I gave work the news yesterday and everyone was incredibly supportive. My current coworkers are incredible. I work with 14 women and I have made some great friends. That's the hardest part about this transition right now.
As for the new job? Better pay, I can use the skills I went to college for, a small but flourishing local company, plenty of opportunity for advancement...it's a fantastic opportunity.
That's the thing about networking: I knew these people from one of my side jobs, and that's why they offered me the job. Had I sent in my resume, I can't say I would've looked right for the job on paper.
So there it is, kicking off a new job Feb. 9!