Monday, February 28, 2011

I Got the Job!

It's official...

I GOT THE JOB!!


It took a bit longer than expected. It's slightly less money than we initially discussed. But I'm okay with that. The benefits are amazing (4 weeks vacation plus sick & work-from-home days, 401k matching up to 4% with immediate full vesting, solid health/dental/vision, gym discounts, etc), the people I interviewed with were awesome and this honestly was one of the easiest decisions I've ever made. :)

I was able to negotiate my start date to the end of March, so I have just under a month left in San Diego before the huge cross-country move. It's going to be a whirlwind and I'll be a New Yorker before I know it!

I am so excited. My dream is now reality! I'm on a cloud and I don't think it'll actually feel real until I'm in the middle of that pulsing, energizing, constantly-moving-always-on city. :) My to-do list just became insane but luckily I have an amazing support system and a decent amount of time (and luckily money saved, since there's no relocation package with the position) to make this huge life change.

20 comments:

Anonymous February 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Congratulations! Good luck with the move!

curls-and-pearls February 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM  

This is such AMAZING news, congrats to you I know how much you wanted this and you totally made it happen :) I'm sooooo happy for you!

stackingpennies February 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Congratulations! I definitely expected it, but it is SO NICE to have the final word. YAY!

Getting close to 30.... February 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Congrats!! That really is amazing! Wishing you the best of luck in your move!

Frugalista February 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

Awesome! Your great savings habits have put you in a position that you can do this. Can't wait to follow your journey as you make this big move.

Bonnie February 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM  

WOW! So happy for you, and jealous! :)

Little Miss Moneybags February 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

Yay congrats!! It's been amazing to watch this saga unfold.

Aurora Bank Fan February 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

That's so exiting! Congratulations on your job and big move :) so glad to hear that you are reaching your dreams and have enough $ stored to make the move. Enjoy every minute of it!

krystalatwork February 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM  

CONGRATS!!! :) Such an awesome and exciting opportunity. I'm so glad you got the job, and can't wait to hear all about it!

Maureen February 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM  

What a position to be in, in your twenties, landing a great job and going to be living in a vibrant city like NY.
The world is your oyster, and of course I,m jealous.

Amber February 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

YAY!!!!!!!!!! congrats! Please please please start detailing everything about this journey of yours! Can't wait to read about life in NYC! :)

Carolyn February 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! We'll have to get together when you get here!

twg March 1, 2011 at 12:53 AM  

Awesome!!!

SoCal Neighbor March 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

CONGRATULATIONS! So awesome to see this happen for you! Although I'm bummed to see someone leaving SD :P But I look forward to reading about your adventures in NYC! I've never been there!

me in millions March 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

AMAZING!!!! CONGRATS x 1,000,000

Anonymous March 1, 2011 at 11:48 PM  

Congrats! Welcome to NY :-)

MyATM March 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

Congratulations on your new job and for making your dream a reality now. You're lucky so make the best of it! :)

MoneyMaus March 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM  

Thank you ALL!!! I am so excited :)

Money Rabbit March 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You're an inspiration...I'll be thinking of your quest as I start my own search.

Also, good on your for dual citizenship, that's the way to go. I wish that I could have dual citizenship too simply because it'd be easier to find work.

smallstepsforbigchange March 9, 2011 at 10:35 PM  

The excitement is just so palpable in this post. I can't wait to start reading about your new life in NY!

I can't believe how fast this has all come together for you. It is so amazing.

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