As you all might know, I recieved my BS back in May and then spent part of the summer exploring Europe. Since coming back from my graduation trip, I've been desperately searching for a full-time, real-life, grown-up job. And now, after 5 months, 8 interviews, and all the ups and downs that come with a job search, it is finally over--I got a job offer! It is very exciting news, and I am incredibly relieved, but am also a little sad. I resigned from my position at the Aquarium on Friday. I started out there as a volunteer, seven years ago, when I was 17, and it has been such a big part of my life. Although I will continue volunteering with the organization, it will be bitter-sweet leaving my staff position and being less involved in the goings-on there. But alas, it's time to grow up and move on. The Aquarium was a part of the High School/College chapter of my life, and now I need to turn the page and move into the Post-College/Grown-Up chapter. This change and moving on is great, although a little scary, but I'm looking forward to it.... Yay, a job!!! Which means money, weekends off, and medical insurance! (Now, about those widsom teeth...)
So, there has not only been good news for me, but a couple of my friends also, and I'm so very excited for them. Congrats to Anitza--who is now full-time at the Aquarium with her new Web position, and Nemesia--who just got a full-time Education Specialist position at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Although it will mean that Mesha's moving back up to Oregon and won't be around to hang out with anymore, I'm totally happy for her. (Haley-this means that I will definitely have to visit Oregon & the both of you sometime soon!)
So, Happy Lunar New Year! It looks like it will be a great year for me and the people around me! Sending you all lots of love, and hope you have a happy, healthy, fantastic year!