I am trying to write more. It helps me process all the things I have going on in my life. This is not one of my better posts, but it is where I am right now. Baby steps.
First, I got a new job. And I have already started. I am now working for a company based in Seattle. I’ve been in Seattle, training, for the last 2 weeks. I have one more week of training before I go on vacation. More on that later.
This company is amazing. Everyone is SO NICE and helpful. They are busy, they work hard, but they all have lives outside of work. The executive team believes in grit, integrity, honesty, and open communication. It is a great fit for me. My career coach would be proud.
I am feeling a bit melancholy about it all. I wish I could retire now. I have so much life to live, I have family I want to support, there are things I want to do. I feel like I have been shackled to a job for 22 years and I tasted a bit of freedom. And I loved it. I crave it now. I want it. I desperately want it. But I had 5 months to figure out a way to retire and I wasn’t able to make it happen. So if I have to go to work, this is the company I want to be with, the people I want to work with, and the journey I am now on.
Second, my bestie Unicorns & Rainbows and I are headed to Amalfi Coast on June 16th. We will be there for 10 full days. I am beyond excited. It was a splurge, especially since the $$ came from my savings (since I was jobless), but it is going to be worth it. We are headed back to one of our favorite places, Villa Scarpariello. I hope Prince Luigi is there again. He is such a cutie.