In a word, thankful

And relieved. So two words. There is a God, and I don’t think he wants me to be completely miserable. Today I was offered a fact checking position at Groupon, which I readily and over-enthusiastically accepted. My prayers have been answered, and I don’t have to come home after all.

I feel so lucky and happy and amazed at my sheer, dumb luck right now. It feels good.

I start a week from Monday, which means I get to go to Caldwell (and Columbus) next week like I was hoping. This is pretty much the best case scenario: I got hired, AND I still get to come home for a visit. And when I get back, I’ll have a job to begin.

So Caldwell folks, look out: I’ll be in town Tuesday and I’m leaving either Saturday or Sunday, depending on whether or not I’m working at the department store. Yes, I still want to work at the department store.

It’s been a wild and crazy ride. Thanks for cheering me on and coming along with me via this blog. My life here is actually about to begin and it feels amazing to finally know that for sure.

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4 thoughts on “In a word, thankful

  1. So, I take it it’s a full-time job? And you’d like to keep the Macy’s job for the discount? And your new job will cover your bills, but you still need roommates?

    I can’t imagine that Chicago has gotten cheaper to live in since I lived there 30 some years ago. But I will say that if the money had been right, I’d still be there today.

    I loved Chicago. I loved the shopping (of course!); I loved riding on the el train. I loved visiting different places (even the funky little zoo).

    In a city where Barbara Eden (I dream of jeannie) sold her Water Tower Place penthouse to Oprah for $1 mil, who then turned and sold it 15 years later for $14 mil (and who knows how much it’s worth now in this economy), how folks who don’t have nearly as much manage to survive in Chicago without cooperation is beyond me.

    Enjoy Chicago, Meryl. Try to get some enjoyment out of wherever you live, and work, and socialize, and dream. I’m glad I got 3 years out of it; makes me appreciate everything else that’s come along.

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