Here's what is going on in my world this week:
- Final Job Search Update!
As was teased last week and formally announced on social media this week, I have accepted an awesome new job at 2U, which provides services and support to online academic programs for colleges and universities all over the country (and world). I will be a Student Support Adviser starting very soon down in Maryland. I'm very excited for this opportunity as well as for the next step in my life with a great job with a great partner. This also means I will be moving off-campus! Which leads me to my next point...
- Apartment Hunting
My partner, Jenn, and I are searching for an apartment together, which is a first for both of us, so we are definitely getting a little anxious about this process. We have a general budget for rent with my new job but we have never had to pay utilities before so we don't know how much to budget for that. Also, all the places we look at seem nice, but then all the reviews are bad. Which is frustrating because none of the places we look at have good reviews, they just have entirely bad feedback which is hard to believe. It just seems like those are the only people who feel inspired enough to write a review. Obviously this just complicates things further. I know we'll figure it out and it will be okay, but it is just a new, stressful experience that I am learning from. I look forward to more new growth from this and from living in as well as decorating our new place!
On a lighter note, Jenn and I enjoyed watching the new season of this show on Netflix over the weekend. Continuing as a sort of spiritual successor to 30 Rock in the sense that it sense that it shares much of the same humor, this season was a lot of silly fun. The jokes come at a breakneck pace, so even if one doesn't land, there are more coming quickly. I like the smart humor of this show (very much similar to 30 Rock) and how optimistic it is. This is another strong show in the growing library of equally strong and unique shows Netflix has produced (Love, Master of None, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Daredevil, Jessica Jones), not to mention its strong tradition of supporting standup comedy.