What a whirlwind I've been on for the last week and a half.
You know those times when you legit have no idea what day it is?
That's been me for the past couple days.
On Wednesday at 4am, my cheerful self woke up, packed a backpack, and jetted off to Asheville, North Carolina for training for my new contract. I adore Asheville, as it was the place my family vacationed frequently while I was young. Living in Charlotte last year, I made it a point to travel there on several occasions when I needed a break from reality. If you haven't been, it's the perfect little town.
Anyway, training went well. I'm working in an industry that's just been my home for a majority of the past 8 years. The position I have now is virtually the same in every way as the one I had in Charlotte. I feel blessed to have had the experience previously to prepare me for the tasks that lie ahead. I had so much fun getting to know my co-workers in our Asheville office, going out for lunch, and grabbing a glass (or two) of wine after work. Working from home will be wonderful, but it was nice to have a little office camaraderie for a few days.
Yesterday, I boarded a flight back to DC. As I looked out my window upon approach, I caught a glimpse of Arlington at night. Completely in the dark. When we landed, I saw the illuminated Washington Monument. Happiness rushed through my body to know I was back home. Truly home, in the city I love so much.
Add another chapter to the ever evolving story of my life.
New job, here I come.