It's official. I have a job. 6 months later, I have a job. I am going to be the Senior Coordinator of Faculty and Custom Programs at CIEE (www.ciee.org). CIEE is an amazing organization here in Portland, Maine that provides study abroad opportunities for students from the US as well as creating opportunities for students from other countries to study here in the US and/or work. I am so excited about this opportunity because it really seems to combine my education and my experience. I'm hoping there might be a little travel involved too! We'll see.
I have a job. I have to repeat it because I still don't believe it. Is it wrong that I am already planning what outfits I'm going to buy with my first paycheck and that I am already starting to think about the vacation that me and LoLo are going to go on the first chance we get?
Oh my gosh, I have a job. I have to clean this house. I have to do my laundry. I have to find a doggie daycare for Bronx. I have to go to the gym. I have to do all the things I would have normally done with my free, unstructured days. I start on Tuesday. I cannot believe it.
Tonight while I was visiting my grandfather in the hospital (he had a knee replaced and he's doing great, thank God!), LoLo called and said he was out of work and was headed home. LoLo's job is about 12 minutes away, so when I got home 45 minutes later, I was a little worried because he wasn't there. About 10 minutes later, he came home with this little present in his hands:
Obviously my husband knows me well. I don't want flowers that will die in a few days. I want a huge cupcake and the biggest bag of the girliest drink you can find.
Apparently the hallmark people know me too. This card was perfect for
me. Modern office. Little tropical bird in the window. Palm tree in the
corner. And the words. Perfect.
Excuse this blurry picture, but it's the best I could get with the gold writing.
Here's what it says:
How exciting for you,
It's more than just a job that's new,
It shows that they believe in you...
New friends, new goals,
New parking spot.
New chance to show 'em
What you've got.
So glad for you
And so impressed.
Your brand-new boss
Just chose the best.
And then of course, my sweet little husband wrote underneath:
"I knew this day was going to come. I always believe in you and I'm happy that you finally got the job!! Love you."
It's official. I have a job. Now I've got to go, I have tons of stuff to do before Tuesday!