Today is a big ball of stress day for lots of good reasons.
1. I have officially accepted a position at Discovery Communications, Inc. (best known for the network side ie Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, TLC, etc.) I will be working in the Education Division training teachers on an education product that enables them to integrate video into their curriculuum and still meet state standards. I'm super excited about this job and give a huge shout out to my friend Christy for greasing the wheels and helping me get my foot in the door. The location is closer to home, the pay is better, the benefits are great and the opportunities are limitless.
Part of today's stress was telling my current boss I was leaving in three weeks. She was not happy to say the least. Ah well.
2. I am going on vacation tomorrow to MONTANA! I am so excited. I have wanted to visit this state for years and finally my dream is coming true. One of my oldest friends is getting married in Missoula this weekend and that is the reason for the happy occasion. We met when we were about 8-9 years old and I haven't seen her or her family in something like 15 years. It's going to be a great homecoming of sorts, a celebration of this new phase in her life, and a time filled with some serious Western adventuring.
Here's hoping I see a grizzly - from a safe distance of course!
3. I finally have my official Maryland registration for my car. It took seven trips or so to the Motor Vehicle Administration, almost $1000 for repairs and fees, and several months to accomplish this illustrious task. With a Master's degree, years of work experience, a cheerful demeanor, and a tendency to obsess over details, I figured this would have been a simple task. Alas, beauracracy reigns and I pin a first class ribbon on the system. Be warned and know that there are NO shortcuts in the state of Maryland!
HAPPY 4th of July!