Wow. It has been a long time since I updated this. My life is progressing at a breakneck pace all of a sudden. I tendered my notice at my job on Monday, my last day is this Friday. I was facing the prospect of living five hours from Christine for another year while barely making enough money to cover two rents much less travel and living expenses. So I am moving to beautiful Ithaca New York soon. How soon, you ask? Well, if you recall, I had applied to the Cornell MBA program in April. When I accepted this job, I turned down an offer for an interview with Cornell, explaining that I had an opportunity elsewhere. On Monday I emailed my contact there and they called me today. I have a phone interview tonight for a possible admissions/waitlist decision tomorrow for a possible orientation session on Monday! Talk about breakneck speed! Obviously this is not something I can count on, so I am hedging a little. I am in contact with some people I have done business in the past who can use my expertise in search engine marketing. I can do freelance gigs for a year while waiting for next year’s MBA class. Starting my own marketing company is a goal of mine anyway, so getting an early start will not be a bad thing.
It really is amazing how events can stack up like this. Two weeks ago I was just working, not especially liking or hating my job, and now I am on the cusp of a major life change. Amazing how this world works!