I got my official offer letter last week and accepted. I will begin work on August 31st. My dad and I are going to pack up a Uhaul on August 14 and head west.
The main office is located in San Jose, but I have decided to live further south in Santa Cruz as I’ll be visiting sites all through-out Santa Clara County [and duh, I want to be on the beach]. Maybe there will be a need to move closer to Berkeley…Sarah?!
In the two weeks between moving and starting work, I will actually be on vacation–it has been a long time since I’ve had a real vacation [usually a weekend teaching dance is seen as a vacation]. I am going to go down to LA to spend time with my friends there and then head to Yosemite to explore with a friend from EIC who is there working until September.
I have made a three year commitment to stay with the union. Then I will have solid organizing experience and can decide where I would like to go, if anywhere else, from there [it will be 2012…time for re-election…].
Yes, I’m nervous about going out there. My closest friends will be in LA, nearly five hours away. I will be one of the only people under the age of 35 at work, but it won’t take to long for me to find different activities and make a new life for myself. I have already found: a gym, a yoga studio, Whole Foods, indie bookstores, and more. I have a few options for an apartment and am hearing back more everyday.
I’ll post more updates soon.