Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good news!

Remember I told you about that amazing job prospect on my radar screen?  The one where I'd be doing software training in resorts all around the U.S. and Europe?  Well, I got it!

The job is about 75% travel; 85% domestic and 15% European.  I've never started a travel job while in a relationship (if you read my book, you know I met B.H. while on the road), but Mike and I are determined to make it work.  I will miss him, of course, and there's a part of me that can't bear to leave this gorgeous house we've put together.  But this job seems like a great fit for me--I'll be sooooo happy to do training again instead of sitting in a goddamn cubicle all day doing technical writing--and my new boss seems cool as hell.

I start on November 7, which is excellent since I still have a couple of glorious work-free weeks.  I'm pretty psyched about it--you know me, I love to travel--but in the meantime I am soaking up every minute at home with my beloved, doing the final touches on the house and just enjoying each other. 

I'm really going to miss our daily walks.  Here are a couple of pics from our walk yesterday.

Las Vegas is picture perfect this time of year, and we've been lucky lately since there's been no wind.  When you have shitty, fragile hair like mine, the wind is not your friend.  I didn't have a good hair day for the whole year B.H. and I lived in Wyoming and believe me, that is not good for your self-esteem.   

Funny, I've been thinking a lot about B.H. lately, I think because I'm so incredibly happy these days.  I would never have made it out West had it not been for him, I really believe that.  In my book, I was pissed when a spiritual teacher told me that some people come into our lives as boats, to take us from one place to another.  Like everyone who marries someone they're crazy about, I expected it to last forever. I didn't marry a goddamn boat.

When I first met B.H. I was also in a very happy time of life; I remember telling him I was at the top of the Ferris wheel.  Then within a couple of years we had been married and divorced, and I totally felt my life was in the shitter.  How could it take such a dive?  It was so hard for me to understand, and I blamed him.

Now it's obvious to me that he was the perfect boat and once he took me to my destination, he really did need to go his own way, as painful as that was. He forced me to rebuild and dammit, I did.  And I'm pretty, pretty, pretty (Larry David) happy about the way things are turning out.

I'm on top of the world!


raydenzel1 said...

you are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I know you'll do a great job and have fun at the same time. As long as you have the time, keep us posted as I am sure you will have tons to write about.

Julie D said...

Congrats on the job! Where will you be travelling to? All over the US? Maybe to Ohio? LOL

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, brilliant news!
I'm in awe of anyone who can "do" technology.

Mellodee said...

Holy cow! It sounds fantastic! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Linda! Good things happen to good people.

Josie said...

Job sounds great and perfect for you! Those lucky people get to have you train them!

Mike Dennis said...

Way to go, Linda! I know you'll do well and be very happy. Go get 'em.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Thanks, everyone! I've very excited.

Ray and Mike--the company I'll be working for has several properties in Florida. You never know!

Mimi, there are a couple in Ireland--wouldn't that be great?

Julie, you're the big attraction in Columbus!

Tender Heart Bear said...

I am so happy for you Linda. I hope you really enjoy your new job. It really sounds amazing for you.

You and Mike will make everything work. I can tell by the way you are writing about it. I have faith in you!♥

raydenzel1 said...

I will save you a lounge chair by the pool and have a cold beer waiting!

Mike Dennis said...

Come to Key West. It's beautiful.

JeannetteLS said...

Oh, Linda, how wonderful! And wherever you go, there will be people ready be there, I bet. People your book, your blog have touched. You deserve something amazing, and here it is again. I'm betting you will make it work. Congratulations!

Bar L. said...

THIS JOB SOUNDS GREAT! I congratulate them for getting YOU.

Sometimes the painful times in life are the ones we need to get us to grow a bit more, and/or change direction.