Can you believe it's my 200th blog post? What better way to commemorate it than to let you know of some big changes in my life (and subsequently probably my blog). It's still me, but my content may be a little different.
Life has been hectic to say the least. Sorry I've been a bad blogger, but kudos to you if you noticed. :)
As you know, my husband is finishing up his undergrad degree in engineering in just about a week. These past couple months have been dedicated to applying to jobs and going in for interviews. There have been a couple good leads that looked promising (one was a famous phone/computer company named after a type of fruit), but he kept getting passed over for people with more experience. It's understandable, but disappointing and worrisome all at the same time. It's been one heck of a roller coaster ride.
Then things started to look up- he got a job offer! It's in technical sales- he essentially meets with different potential/existing clients to sell them his company's products- all having to do with computer chips. His job starts off with an 8 month training program. In Texas. As a reminder, we live in California. :/
Since the program is only 8 months, it's not worth it for me to try to move with him. I could try to transfer with work, but it wouldn't be fair to try and jump back and forth. For that 8 months, we'll be long distance with the hope to meet at least once a month. We're thinking of doing little weekend adventures. Portland, OR and Washington, D.C. are on our list. As well as a place I know you'll recognize...
I'm excited about the job opportunity for him, but I am nervous about being apart. We've lived/been together for over 6 years; it's been a while since either of us have lived alone. We've become so used to having the other person around, so this will definitely be an adjustment- more so for him being in a new place, with a new job and no friends. :/ He's quite the social butterfly, so I'm sure he'll make friends quickly. Thank goodness for Skype and FaceTime. I don't think I would be able to handle it. If you have any tips/advice/words of wisdom, I welcome them. I'm sure I'll be a wreck for at least the first month.
To keep me busy, I've got the gym. I'm challenging myself to be more fit than him by the time he moves back home. Since he'll be in sales, appearance matters a lot, so I know he'll be trying to stay fit as well.
The job doesn't start until February, so in the meantime, we will be soaking in every moment we have together. We've got some exciting stuff planned before he leaves!
Thanks for reading and I hope I can get back on track (and stay on track) now! :)