This week was absolutely swallowed up by a morass of paperwork surrounding the house purchase. Inspection, shopping for a mortgage, getting a mortgage, cancelling a mortgage (yes, someone we never spoke to, who did not represent us, decided to apply for a mortgage for us. WTF), home insurance, earnest money, negotiations, appraisals. Ugh.
Word got out that I’m changing jobs, which meant many people kindly called or came by to congratulate me, or asked me to keep them in mind in the event I hear of an opening over at my new job.
What I always find fascinating about the period between resigning and leaving a job is not the outpouring of affection, it’s the crickets from some people. You know, the dead air … A few people that I work very closely with have said nothing. And that’s absolutely fine, just surprising. Anyone else experience the realization that work friends aren’t real friends once you put in your notice?
Yesterday, after 14-weeks of training, I ran the World’s Largest 10km race – the Peachtree Road Race. I’ve never trained so long for anything before. I think I put less effort into half of my university courses! Read more
Yesterday morning I started a training program for the Peachtree Road Race – 10km on July 4th in hot, humid, hilly Atlanta. I’ve completed several 5k races, but this is the first time I’ve put myself out there (and invested a considerable amount for entry and mailing of my race number) for a longer race.
Each week I’ll share some random thoughts, ideas, observations, both silly and serious, that aren’t worthy of a full post.