Thursday, August 2, 2012

Exciting times ahead!

We interrupt our regular scheduled programming (blurry pictures of plant-based, oil-free food) for the following news: I got the job in Waterloo! I have no doubt it is largely in part to all the good vibes sent out by my wonderful readers and friends. :)

This means that I am now frantically trying to find an apartment (I'll be starting work in two weeks or so). I don't think it will be too hard - there are two universities and a college in Waterloo, so lots of housing to be found.

I am honestly so, so, SO ecstatic that I got the job. I can't remember the last time I was this happy and excited. I have NEVER had a permanent, full-time job before. I am used to living paycheque to paycheque (or OSAP installment to OSAP installment), and I hope I can finally make a realistic budget and start paying off my student debt. Plus, I think I'll love the job. I'll be working at a university where I used to be a student. I used to work in the math department as an undergraduate TA, and now I'll be coordinating the math labs and TAs. :)

In other news, I am going up to the cottage tonight for the long weekend. I haven't been up to my family's cottage all summer, and this might be my only chance. I'm going to do a lot of knitting, sleeping, and relaxing. However, this means I will not be able to blog again until Monday or Tuesday... and, for those of you keeping track, this Sunday is the last day of my 6-week Eat to Live challenge!

I will find a way to stay on track while at the cottage, and report back to you when I return. I am also packing the scale for my final weigh-in on Monday morning...

I have to finish packing and head out, but I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


andrea. said...

AMAZING!!! Congratulations!! You found out so fast too -- you obviously made a great impression on them. :) It'll be awesome for you to settle into some real routine and stability after this crazy year you've had. Yay -- so happy for you!!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Working at a university is great. I bet you will love it.

Lemma said...

My mom keeps congratulating ME on YOUR job because I am so excited to have you in town. Oh the games nights we'll have!

I am at the cottage...on the internet...bizarro!

Erin said...

YAY!! Congratulations, Katie!! I'm so happy for you :)