Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Update #3

Well, I have decided to accept the offer I received yesterday. Tomorrow I'll try to get some more specifics, such as when I'll start and such. Then this weekend calls for a trip up to DC to search for Mikey's new place to live.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Update #2

Well, if you haven't already heard...I came back from my run today to find a nice little email in my inbox. I've been officially offered the job I really wanted in Crystal City (Arlington, VA). I will make my mind up by mid-day tomorrow on whether or not to accept. Basically meaning I'm going to sleep on it...well not on it literally, that would bend the papers all to heck. LOL

Monday, November 26, 2007

Update #1 for the week

So, I was turned down for the Ft. Belvoir job today. Still awaiting news from the job I wanted the most (Crystal City). Though I'm not one to rest on my laurels, I registered for 2 DC-area jobs fairs, one this Thursday and next Thursday. This is starting to get crazy...and entering the last month in my apartment is only going to make this more fun.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, I have a few things to give thanks for this year; but I will leave it @ these two:

1. I'm thankful I planned ahead and had money set aside before I left the Air Force and became jobless for longer than I thought I would be. (Update: my 2 NoVA interviews went well, hoping to hear back with offers at the beginning of next week.)

2. I'm very thankful for our veterans and those still serving in the US Military. Many have sacrificed; and many continue to do so everyday. Please take some out today between family, food, and football to think of those out there in harms way. :)

Friday, November 16, 2007


An update for you all...I have finally have some momentum going with this job search. I don't have 1, but 2 interviews in the Northern VA area on Monday!!!

One job is in Crystal City and the other at Ft. Belvoir. I'm kind of torn on which one I'd rather have (pretty much the same type of job). More updates to come after the fact!

Monday, November 12, 2007

My "First" Veteran's Day

...And it couldn't come at a worse time for me. Well, perhaps worse is too strong a word...but I'll try to tell you what I mean. Those who've been around me since I was approved for the early out from the Air Force know I've had doubts about my decision. Those doubts could go away once I finally start working; but alas, I'm still on the job search. So with my days of countless internet job searching, studying for A+ certification, and general stresses associated with these hasn't been easy giving up the military. Still living so close to Langley AFB doesn't help matters either. I see the uniforms everyday in my apartment complex and in the local places of business. Not to mention the sounds of Raptors and Eagles flying overhead. All constant reminders of what I gave up.

That being said...I'm officially saying that I regret my decision. I think the decision was made based on peers leaving the military and me thinking I needed to do the same. Heck, being Iraq was a tiny part of it as well...not a huge factor, but certainly a detractor. Now some of you will still want to spout your line about "your opinion will change when you start working", and that may be true. Not a 100 percent true though...because I know for certain no matter how much I love that future job and things like growing facial hair...a part of me will still long for the feel of slipping on the uniform and going to work with men & women who everyday sacrifice a bit of themselves so the rest of us can enjoy life's freedoms.

So on this Veteran's Day...please think of all those service members: past, present, and future.