(I’ll give you all a moment to catch up on those previously discussed topics, if needed…)
I am told by several reliable sources now that I am going to be moving to San Antonio, TX immediately after graduation to start a new full time, big-boy job with Rackspace. I would be pretty excited. For almost a decade now I’ve had this thought in the back of my head about working for a web hosting company, on the front lines of globally applied information technology. I guess it’s really going to happen.
Mother is all excited. Not that her “big bad beautiful baby boy” is moving 1,706 miles away to a different time zone, but that I am succeeding and all that general proud-parent stuff. She has even started to plan the party, before I even officially accepted the position just this afternoon.
In the next 2.5 months there will be a lot to plan and arrange and get figured out. Ideally we (Stacey and I) would have a while longer after graduation to get things figured out and plan for our future, but I guess that will have to come later. It was commented to me about the quickness of everything, “Welcome to the real world.” I’ve heard all sorts of commentary and complains about how quick and fast paced American culture and business is, so maybe this is it.
I don’t complain, though. I am really quite fortunate. I have been most of my life. Maybe a prolonged record of good fortune means I’m good at what I do? I make my own good fate, as it were? Nah, those ideas are (a) too self-centered for this site and (b) thoughts that I will have to later expand on for a new class I’m in this quarter, and don’t want to get carried away too soon.
I’ve had all the toothpaste I want for a while now, but soon I’m going to be able to make decisions about things named after parts of US legal code, like 401k and IRA. I personally can’t wait. It feels like I’ll be more in control of the little universe that exists in my head.
But for now we have to wait still. At least we aren’t waiting in faithful uncertainty anymore. I know it’s going to be there waiting for me. ”Your future awaits” as they say in the movies. (And bad TV commercials.) Although the uncertainty was a little soothing to the mind. I was able to be confident still, to some degree, about being okay in the future, without having to actually know or prepare for any of the details. But if my LAN party planning experience is any indication, I sort of like the details sometimes. Again, master of my universe.
I feel like starting a huge poster board checklist. And since I suck at arts and crafts, it will be a web-based poster board checklist. Interactive progress bars and everything. ”Here are all the things between Andrew & Stacey and the real world.”