It was mid -summer and I was feeling restless.; plans were in the works for a big move to Columbus, Ohio and I was focused on not tripping at the finish line. It was like the ice at the bottom of a glass shouting “Hold brothers – Hold!” before they go “STRIKE!”
On July 23, 2013 I received the call I had been waiting months for and I GOT THE JOB!
I remember the few seconds after I hung up the phone going something like this as each wave hit me:
Final Two Weeks
The next couple weeks were a whirl of chaos as I encountered sleeplessness, car issues, flights being booked, the end of my LDR, hipster-bars, a serious case of foot-in-mouth, late night packing parties, shocking news, creating PERFECT event materials, tracking coverage for BlackHat, training uber-talented interns, my body rejecting the stress I was putting it under and the emotional roller coaster of having to say goodbye to close friends and colleagues.
Below are a few snapshots capturing the highlights:
I like to think I kept it pretty calm, cool and collected:
Although, I think if asked, my boyfriend would remember it differently:
What kept me going throughout the week were random creative projects:
The fort I built in my room, because what else do you do with a packed up room containing so much room for activities?
Doodles on the dry erase board I have wanted to write on since I joined Waggener Edstrom.