I haven’t written much because so much has been going on that I couldn’t make public and then when I could make it public I didn’t have time to.
Life is moving me back to Phoenix after 14 years in San Francisco. I started to think about it a few months ago and then when I was there in July it became clear to me that it was the right thing to do. I looked at an apartment and started talking to stores about transferring. Then I got a call back from a job that I’d applied for a few months back and frankly kind of forgot about. It’s a training job at our Online division’s fulfillment center. After a series of interviews over a couple of weeks’ time I was offered the job. Pretty amazing and pretty quick.
This has all fallen into place so perfectly it’s hard to even believe, except that I’m surrounded by boxes so it most likely is happening. I have this amazing apartment with a garage (GARAGE) and laundry, a balcony, granite counter tops, new everything, HUGE closet, etc. I’m working 4-10 hour days, all 3-day weekends, a raise, and I get to do a job that is 100% Learning & Development stuff. Ridiculous.
I’m really excited to be near family and to see the niece & nephew grow up. I’m ready to live in a place where everything is less of a struggle. I’m not leaving SF in a negative place at all, but it is a difficult place to live. I know. I’ve done it for 14 years. It’s just time for the next thing. I’ve loved it here and I will love it there. I will get to visit often, what with all that extra time and money I’ll have 🙂