Friday, October 29, 2010

Goodbye Colby, Hello Milwaukee!

Perhaps the title of this post will be more appropriate when I actually move, but this is my way of telling you all that I GOT THE JOB!!!!!! You are now reading the blog of the future Career Services Coordinator at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design! This will come as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog because I'm pretty sure I managed to tell everyone on the planet already. However, I just wanted to document this joyous day since I have officially accepted the offer! After a couple long talks with my dad about budgets... and living expenses... and health insurance... and deductibles... and co-pays... and retirement plans...I finally learned enough to determine that it's possible for me to make this job work. Money will be t.i.g.h.t., that's no secret, but I am finally to the point where I see the benefits outweighing the costs. I am so nervous about everything, but it's also a very exciting time in my life! Lots of people have offered me advice about how/where to search for apartments, along with some other various tidbits about Milwaukee, so I feel very blessed to have such knowledgeable people in my life! :) Because my future boss is so accommodating, I don't have an exact start date. He knows that I need a little time to pull my life together and find a place to live. He said ideally I'd start sometime around Thanksgiving, and provided I get my act together in a reasonable amount of time, I don't think starting then will be too big of a problem. I still kind of want to pinch myself. It's one thing to talk about it, but it will be a whole different thing when I'm actually living in Milwaukee and working at my first big-girl job. Ahhh! Stay tuned, that's all I can say.

The Jane Bradley Pettit Building (where I will be working).
The back of the building. It's right along the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan. Gorgeous!
(Photos courtesy of Footlights)


rlzimmerman said...

Congrats Renee!!!!!

Renee said...

Thank you, Laurie! :)