This midwest girl has gone and upped herself for a MAJOR relocation.
Can you say CALIFORNIA???
Yes, that's true. The Mommy Tsunami actually lives someplace that a tsunami might be possible. Well, maybe not. But at least a really big ocean wave is possible.
I. live. in. California.
How is this possible, you ask? Has it really been that long, dear tsunami, you surmise?
I looked back to the date of my last post. July 6.
Yes. July 6. And about a week after that, my boss presented this amazing job opening to me and said, "Go for it. This job was written for you. And you'll move to California. But you only have two hours to decide."
Two hours to decide whether or not I should change my job, my life, UPROOT my life, my children?
Well, the answer had to be yes, right? Because here I am, in sunny California.
It is sunny 300 days of the year in the city I live in.
I live in the Bay Area.
I love where I live now.
I interviewed and was offered the job all within a two week span. That includes TWO phone interviews, one in person interview/"performance" and the final offer.
They wanted me to sign on for my job in three weeks. So. Two weeks of interviewing, three weeks of planning and here I am. 5 short weeks later.
In sunny California.
It's not been easy. I will be posting over the next week about my move, my trials and tribulations. My successes and rejoices (I live near my Cali friends who are many of my besties! Hi, bffs!)
But for today, let me say that I am a woman who just moved her entire family to California, four YOUNGISH boys and me, on a cross-country trek from Chicago to the Bay Area, to pursue the job of my dreams.
Yes, this Bay Area has itself quite a promoter in me.
And it doesn't hurt that in just a few weeks I'll be at the Bay Area Council's Women and the Economy Conference...
Oh yeah...in sunny California...