I’ve wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest since I was a child. We went to Washington to visit my father’s brother and his family, and I fell in love with the area. Moving there was always my plan, but there’s always been some reason (excuse) not to follow my dream: a house, a job, a relationship, etc. Last summer I decided it was time to STOP making excuses and make my dream happen. I created some “job alerts” that emailed me when careers opened up in my areas of skill located in the Pacific Northwest or Colorado.
In April, I threw my “hat in the ring” (submitted my resume) for yet another opening. One thing led to another, and the company flew me out for interviews and a weekend of exploring the area. I was offered a job in July, and decided to accept it. I gave notice with my current employer July 9.
I drew this map of where we are moving. I have mad map-drawing skills.
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Posted in Life of the Lintee Bean, tagged travel, work on November 26, 2009|
I hate traveling for work. In a nutshell, it means performing work-related activities outside normal working hours, while being told how “lucky” you are to be doing so. Even if the destination is one I’d generally consider desirable, it’s not fun when all you see is the airport, the drive from the airport to the hotel, and the hotel itself.
I have “TRAVEL BAD” in my permanent record at work, but I still have to travel on occasion. Recently I had to spend part of my weekend traveling to a professional conference. Sunday evening we registered for the conference. My company held a “Hospitality Suite” for current and prospective clients, wooing them with cocktails and appetizers.
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