NEW JOB and CrossFit Photos

So, that big news I have been sitting on all this time?  It's not what I thought it was going to be!


The big news was originally supposed to be: my boss is leaving his job and I am taking his position as Director of Information Technology, even though it effectively means leaving the tech side of IT (sad).  I will get my MBA, walk to work each day, and move Connor to a barn in town + trailer for lessons at my current barn, hence the truck purchase.

Then I got a phone call that changed all that, and I got poached for my dream job!

The big news is now: I've accepted a position as a VMware View engineer for a company I respect and have known for five years.  I was able to negotiate because they need my skillset and are having a hard time finding it.  I'm going to be part working from home and part traveling after an initial stint of a lot of travel for my first project.  Most of my client sites will be beyond the barn, meaning I can stop at the barn on my way home, and Connor doesn't have to move!

Aside from having just sold my awesome daily driver for a truck that gets 13MPG and now having to travel a whole lot for the next three months, I couldn't be happier.  I get to stay in the technology side of technology, and Connor doesn't have to move!  

I'm still in California, but expect a regular return to blogging next week.  In the meantime, here are random pictures of what I've been up to this week just to accompany this wall of text:


Nicole is in the white cap at the back.

Practicing sandbags with the group, famous people (and a former games champ) on the left that I won't name in interest of Google searches


Ghetto hurdle practice, thanks for the water conservation signs, California!

Interview day

Pat and Nicole pre-interview

ESPN makeup lady remembered us both from last year!

Headshots

All kinds of famous people I again won't name!  Pre-games training.  Nicole in the top center.


Nicole on the left

Friendly handstand hold competition.  I think the koala is the judge.

18 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!! I'm so happy you got the job! So exciting.

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  2. Woohoo congrads on the new job, and lots of luck to Nicole!

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  3. Oh congrats! I know that is great news for you and Connor :)

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  4. Congrats!! Awesome news! I'm glad you don't have to move Connor...trailering to lessons is a real pain! (Though worth it for the right instructor)

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  5. Congrats on the new job!!! Yays!

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  6. Wow! Great news, congrats!

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  7. Very exciting (minus the transportation issue, whoops). Sounds like great moves all around!

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  8. Congrats on the dream job! And good luck to Nicole, I've been bragging to everyone at my box that my horse friend is there behind the scenes right now ;-)

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    1. Haha, brag away as long as you're cheering for her! She's moved up from 33rd to 27th so far.

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  9. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you. I just found out today I got a higher position. So when are you getting a trailer to go with the truck?

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    1. Next month, the second weekend of August. That's the subject of an upcoming post.

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  10. Congrats!!! And good luck to Nicole too, what a fun time to be able to support her out there. Love the pictures!

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  11. How exciting! And that must be SoCal if the lawn is still green under the conserve water sign ;) Glad you don't have to move Conner.

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  12. Congrats on the new job and have fun at the Games!!! My hubby has been watching the live feed online and I told him to cheer for Nicole!

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  13. Congrats Jen!!! Happy for you :)

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  14. Eee!! So exciting -- congrats! I just started working from home, so we'll have to trade tips :-)

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  15. yay i am so happy for you!!! and for Nichole for that matter - congratulations all around!!! :D

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