I'll Always be a FIB at Heart
So I have some big news. After a year or so of feeling like Charlie Brown kicking the football, one of the companies that gave me an interview and then said "You sound like a great fit, we'll have someone get back to you shortly with our decision" actually went through with it and hired me. I didn't want to say anything about it, because I had heard that many different times before, but I filled out the paperwork early this morning to make it official. I just gave my two weeks notice today, and I'll be moving to Dubuque, Iowa on the weekend of the 26th-27th.
I got a job as an insurance agent. I was complaining about my job hunt to my mom, and she told me that Dubuque has a 2% unemployment rate, and is desperately in need of employees. I rolled my eyes and applied to a few of the companies out there just to appease her, and it ended up working.
I'll see all of you FIBS and cheese-heads on Sunday, which works out well as a little going away herf. I'll probably be on a major buying freeze until I get settled in and have steady income with some rainy day savings, but I've built up more than enough of a collection to get through it, partially thanks to everyone here.
I'm still hoping to go to the major herfs that are held throughout the year, but I can't commit to anything as of now until I find out what my schedule will be like, or how vacation is going to work in a commission based job.
It's certainly been an adventure living here and biking all over the city in all kinds of weather. I can't say I'm going to miss that part, but I'm sure there are some things about Chicago that I definitely will miss, such as the people. I think I'm going to be very good at this new job though. It's also going to be a way to gain really valuable experience that is going to look so much better on my resume than "riding a bike". I'm shocked that I got hired honestly.
It's been an unbelievable journey for me these past 3 years. Going from getting thrown out of the house with just a few bags of stuff, to struggling to feed myself, to holding a steady job and supporting myself without assistance from anyone else, to now becoming a full blown professional. It's been making me more than a little emotional today. Time to smoke this Davidoff 50th from @IndustMech after dinner to celebrate.