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And Then… It Happened!

August 9, 2011

It finally happened! I got a JOB! A real, full-time, salary paying, benefits and all, JOB.

This is a BIG deal. 6 years of school, 4 internships, more mundane envelope licking and stamp sticking than you can even imagine, a 40 page comprehensive exam, 15 interviews, 6,500 miles traveled, and 75 cover letters later – I did it!

I’m thrilled to be starting my job next week, and I’m even more thrilled that I will have insurance. As a student, insurance is expensive and it doesn’t cover very much (I hope to dedicate a post to this in the future). This is another BIG deal.

So, that’s where I’ve been the last few weeks. Knee-deep in the job search and moving out of my apartment near school.

All of my stuff is in storage, and it will be staying there until my bf and I can find a place together. In the meantime, I’ll be staying at his current place. Hello, 60 mile a day commute! But, it’s only temporary, and I’m just so happy to have a job.

So where am I headed?


The lovely Garden State. Every time I say that it makes me think of “Dogma”.

Bartleby: Hello, we’d like two tickets to New Jersey, please.
Bus Station Attendant: Jersey’s sold out, sir.
Loki: What?
Bus Station Attendant: There’s one at the same time tomorrow. I suggest you not underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden State, and show up two hours in advance.



I’ve been here, there, and everywhere lately, and I am excited to just settle in somewhere. I also know that routine will help me be more successful on my weight loss journey. Meal planning. A daily schedule. I can’t wait.

I also saw an Endocrine specialist this week for some tests. Once I know more, I’ll be posting about it.

Here’s to my next chapter!

Question: What is your best piece of advice for starting a new job?

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