Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life Balance, I Hardly Knew Ye (But I'm About To)

In my last post I mentioned something that I hoped to be able to share soon. Some of you have noticed that I haven't blogged nearly as often the past 6 months. Those who are local have heard me talk about it. Work has been completely wearing me down, both physically and emotionally. I had great hopes when I started, but it became clear pretty quickly that it wasn't the right place for me. While the reverse commute was awesome (17 miles in 20 minutes going 80 mph down 101), the location placed me nearly 40 miles from my favorite knitting meet-ups which much of the time was just too far, so I haven't been able to see my friends as much as I'd like. Most of the time I've come home, eaten and fallen asleep on the couch. Not good.

Well in two weeks, that will all be behind me. It's time to share. I have a new job! I got a freakin' fabulous offer today, which was so good it didn't need negotiating. I like my about-to-be boss and his direct reports, the commute is a touch shorter (though more traffic), 11-12 hour days will no longer be the norm, and the compensation is a lot better. Best of all, I'm positive it will be a much better, much happier fit. My last day at my current job (unless they walk me out the door sooner) will be March 2nd and I start the new gig on the 8th. So I even get a little bit of time to decompress in between.

Anyone local wanna come out and play while I'm off? I'm back!

14 comments:

Tikabelle said...

Will I get to see you at Stitches?!?

Jasmin said...

HALLE-FREAKIN'-LUJAH!

Congrats! I can't wait to hear the deets. :)

BerkeleyBecca said...

That's fabulous news! I've been thinking that we haven't seen each other in too long. I hope we can reconnect in March, after I return from vacation.

Big Alice said...

Congratulations!!

Sleeping Si said...

Congratulations!!!!

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!

sydney said...

YAY!!!!!!

Toni said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Zardra said...

Congrats!

AlisonH said...

Yay! (Humming, You deserve a break today...) Stitches next Saturday?

Sharon said...

Fabulous! Congrats. :)

Bogie said...

That is *such* good news. Congratulations and welcome back.

volorem said...

Congrats Rach! Im SO HAPPY for you! Im feeling much better so we must do wine very soon!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Congrats on the new job and new balance!
I'd come play but I'm a little far away now, and a little preoccupied with Things.
Take a drive up Mt Hamilton for me some time in the next month - it should have some pretty flowers :-)