So why am I in Chicago? Well I have no better person to link up with than Becky over at Olives ‘n Wine who use to live in this EXTREMELY snowy city to tell you why. If you remember here where I went into detail about making myself happy and then here where I explained how I was trying to do it then you might have a clue, if not I’ll just come out and say it, I HAVE A NEW JOB!!! I feel like it took a million years and during that time I felt like it was hopeless.
I was patient though, I went through the four interviews they wanted to conduct, I tried to prove to them that I was worthy of completely switching roles and now I have done it. I no longer will be stuck behind a computer with the monotonous work I was doing for the past 10 years. If fact in my new role I won’t even have a computer!
My new job will be educating our bars/clubs/restaurants in the Boston area about the high end brands that Anhesuer-Busch owns, so they flew me out to Chicago to go through week one of the learning boot camp at our Goose Island Brewery. I am so happy and I just can’t stop smiling.
I finally feel like I belong in a group of people who are like me. These people are loud, they like to have fun, they are energetic, and they are for the most part really open-minded and liberal. I feel like I belong and it is a wonderful feeling. Yes I am still good at numbers, yes I still have an analytic brain, I always will. Now I get to do something that makes me happy and for that I am so grateful. I will still have to do my old job for a little while as well until they find someone to replace me, but knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel is beyond comforting.
Not all is sunshine and rainbows, but in this moment I’m pretty #$%ing happy and that is all I can ask for right now!
Have a wonderful day friends!