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this is my two weeks notice.

Well, y’all, the time has finally come.

In the middle of last week, I got my first job offer. Then, a mere hours later, I got my second. (Sorry for the delay in posting; wanted to make sure my offer letter was signed, sealed, delivered before jinxing it publicly.)

Just like K, in the end, I had two choices:

1. A communications job that got me back into writing and editing, along with the responsibility of driving content online and managing social media.
2. A marketing/communications job that is more out of my comfort zone. It offers a deeper dive into the social media / marketing world, which my last job let me dip my toes into. This job is at a fast-growing restaurant group, which is huge globally, but expanding quickly in the U.S.

It may come as no surprise considering how this blog was started, that I chose the latter. It’s going to be an adventure and I’m so, so excited about it. (A huge thank you to everyone who took my phone calls while I was making my decision.)

I’ll save the reflective post all about what  Funemployment has meant to me for right before I start the new job. In the meantime, I’m going to send this time of my life out in style. Yesterday was my last day of temping, and I have two weeks before going back to an office full-time. Also, it’s spring in DC, and therefore gorgeous outside.

So, I’m currently making an epic to-do list (which, yes, might include watching ALL of Homeland), and will of course blog all my adventures. On the docket today: Exploring Old Town Alexandria with my roommate, a DC teacher who has today off because it’s Emancipation Day.

This is also a public plea for everyone who knows me personally: We have two weeks to get coffee / lunch / drinks during the day / before I’m a real human with a less flexible schedule.

Let’s do this.

Upward,

S

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But guys, it feels like it’s 4:55…

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I don’t know what’s been going on in your neck of the woods, but DC has been blessed with some pretty fantastic weather this weekend.

To celebrate the breezy 60-degree temps and daylight savings, I’ve spent the weekend soaking up the sun. And my fair share of Fat Tire…

On Saturday, H and I joined C for a lovely stroll to Dupont for breakfast at Bethesda Bagels, iced coffee, and people watching in the circle.

The highlight was definitely this bagpiper — who at times was accidentally creating a killer mash up with some random techno music being played across the way.

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Then we all felt it was a good time to have a few more adult beverages outside. This was obviously an activity the rest of the city was partaking in as well, so we ditched the crowded bars and opted for a quiet afternoon on the roof deck.

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Then we did exactly as you’d expect: Played Cards Against Humanity, had a 90s dance party in our dining room, and practiced throwing frozen grapes in our mouths.

Today has been much of the same. Minus the bagpipes. And the dancing. And the grapes.

Okay, I’ve laid in the sun, watched SNL on Hulu in H’s bed, and now I’m about to eat some Mac and Cheese.

Here’s to springing forward, y’all.

Upward,

S

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