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Ryo's Travels
My life & journey through MY eyes.
I Got The Job!

I feel bad about waiting so long to write about this, but I got the job!

It looks like I posted that last entry late Sunday night/early Monday morning after I had my interview at 2U that Friday. Well, it turns out that I actually got offered the position later that day!

The Story

So I was talking to Meredith about how I think the interview went well. Earlier that morning Carly had reached out to me and told me that I needed to officially fill out an application online and provide references. I spent most of the morning contacting my references and letting them know that they might hear from someone, but low and behold...by around 3PM, Carly emailed me and told me that she had an update and asked if she could call.

She called shortly afterward and I ran outside to take it, long story short she offered me the position and sent my offer letter and other documents shortly afterward. When I tell you at that moment I wanted to cry tears of joy....babyyyyyyy......this news has literally been 5 years in the making...but regardless...me being elated was definitely an understatement.

I'm almost in tears just thinking about it. I won't break it down break it down right here and now...but just know that this is monumental news. As much as I wish I could've started at 2U five years ago...everything I went through from graduation to this point has helped me get this position...in addition to Justin working for the company for almost 2 years now.

Moving On

Now the real work begins. Not only do I have to worry about being almost perfect while acclimated to a new professional environment with a new set of responsibilities and stakeholders, but I also need to worry about catching up with debt, saving money, moving and making sure my partner has everything he needs to succeed in the new environment while trying to get us both to tap into and realize our FULL potential.

If it sounds pretty weighted, that's because it is. I'm not only doing this for myself, but I'm doing it for him as well. We both need and deserve this new start, him more than myself. He needs to be in an environment free of obstacles where he doesn't need to worry about anyone but himself. And I'm truly hoping this works out for the best.

Not to mention, Daddy might be in his final days. His father went to the hospital a week or two ago and returned home recently. Yesterday around 5pm he started shaking uncontrollably, Rob said his body is probably starting to breakdown starting with her central nervous system. It was sad to see, I could do nothing but just stay with him and hold him hand until he fell asleep...when he stopped shaking. But the next morning when he woke up...he started shaking again. Donnika came to this house and put him to bed and started crying. It was tough, if these are his final days then Rob definitely deserves a new life after everything he's been through over the past five years.

So yes, I'm moving back to Waldorf in Dad's house to stack paper, pay off some debt and look for places to live. Rob will move with me early next year and rent his house out. I'm just...relieved to finally be excited about something again...and that I most likely won't be looking for a way out after a year of employment. That and I don't have to do this s**t anymore. No more writing reviews, no more social media, less annoying coworkers.

I have a lot to do in the next few weeks & few months. Let's pick up this inertia and work it out.

Glory to God.

Ryo heart

Mood: Relieved
Music: "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B


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