A month ago I quit my two jobs in Seattle, went to Hawaii for a week on a much desired vacation, then road tripped all of my belongings down the West Coast and then across to my hometown of Colorado Springs, CO. I did this all with the hope that in February I will be moving to Australia for grad school. Still no final word on that front, but I will keep you all posted.
I've been home for a little over a week. In this week I have started a new job, learned a ton about the gourmet market and catering business, and been challenged to help run the day-to-day catering and kitchen schedules. Wow. It's a fun job and without all the background I have in the food and retail industry, I would never be able to do it. It's a tad stressful but I like it; I actually have to be constantly on top of things, using all those problem solving skills that our elementary school teachers kept going on about.
It's also nice to be home. The weather here has been just gorgeous. In fact, almost too gorgeous. Temps hit mid 90's today. And if you think that sounds fantastic, just consider that my building has no air condition and very poor ventilation. Basically, coming to work in a swimsuit would be understood, albeit looked down upon.
There are, however, things I miss about Seattle. I miss my friends. I miss my coffee. I miss my little neighborhood that I could walk to and eat every type of good food imaginable. I miss HH. I miss fantastic pizza. I miss my gigantic whole foods with the honey roasted peanut butter and cafe with couch seating. I miss Trader Joe's and their European style yogurt. But really, I miss my friends. (And my coffee.)
So, life has been a little crazy this past month. I hope to get up a picture gallery soon of my trip to Hawaii, but bear with me, as I am still transitioning.