I’ve only ever lived in 3 areas and all in Texas. San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin.
The week after I graduated from TAMUCC in May 2004, I had a job interview for a consultant job in the galleria area of Houston. Unfortunately I was the runner up for the job. I had no experience and that hurt me. In hindsight, I am not sure that was the right job for me, long hours in the sun, crappy hours, etc. But the money was good.
I didn’t have another interview until September. Between June and September I worked full time at Kohl’s. I HATED it. I liked the discount though.
I interviewed for a job with the state in September, accepted the offer on September 22, which was my sister’s birthday. The hardest part was telling her and my best friend I was moving away. They still had a couple years left in college.
And the rest is history. I moved the next week and started my job on October 4. Later this year marks NINE years.
Gosh, where does the time go?
I love the Austin area and i’d have a heck of a time if I had to leave now 🙂