What the.... an hour and a half to and from work each day you say?!
I know, it sounds ridiculous that a person would subject himself to this kind of commute, but when you consider the alternative of not having a job? Well, ya... it's not too bad of a deal. That's what 9+ months of unemployment will do to you.
It's funny how losing your job plays out. At first you're all, "Ooh... I've got stellar skillz and I'm gonna get my ass hired in a week or two, no problem!" And so you dress up your resume, submit it to a bunch of job search engines and start applying for everything in your neighborhood that seems like something you would enjoy doing.
Then... a few months go by and you start to realize that maybe you should expand your search to jobs more than 5 minutes from your house. Oh well, a 30 minute drive isn't that bad.
And THEN after 6 months, you get smacked in the face with a big ol' serving of humble pie and concede to the fact that you need to consider every job opportunity within 100 miles. Hmm, a project manager contract job for a global organization in Minneapolis? I'll take it!!!
Fortunately, this opportunity is turning out to be somewhat of a dream job. Good pay, great people and an awesome training program. Plus, after a few months I'll be able to work from home at least two days a week. Possibly even more once I can be productive without assistance.
So here it is... my first post in over 9 months. Not exactly a knee-slapper but I wanted to get some of this serious stuff out of the way and give an update on one of the bigger changes in my life, and the main one that has inspired me to crack this thing open and start writing again. In fact, I have a bunch of other news to share as well, so stay tuned.
And who knows... now that I've found a job, I may even find my funny bone again.