I am now on my third day without caffeine and am finally starting to pull out of the fog that is caffeine withdrawal. It has been a whirlwind this past week as I received two jobs offers last Wednesday after interviewing last Tuesday! After accepting a job offer from a start up called Earnest Inc, I packed up all my stuff and headed home to Florida on Sunday. Saying goodbye to friends was tougher than I expected and more than a few tears were shed. My last meals in Chapel Hill included the classic Cosmic Cantina and YOPO combo and for breakfast Sunday morning biscuits and cinnamon rolls from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen. Needless to say, the couple extra pounds I gained were more than worth it. More than anything, it was hard to leave purely because of the people. I have seen so many loved ones leave UNC. I tend to befriend older kids so it has been a pattern in my life. However, it never gets easier. You always miss them. You always know it won’t be the same.
My life will never be the same as it was in college. it will always be different. But different doesn’t mean bad. It just means different. That’s my take on it. My life could be better in a new way from here on out.
I move to San Francisco come Saturday and have yet to pack (eeek!). One day at a time.
The above picture is the gathering of web.unc.edu folks that I was so lucky to work with for three years. As I said in my Facebook status recently…