8/14/2012

Back Back to Cali Cali



It's hard to believe that I've been back stateside for an entire week! My brain is slowly starting to catch up to the fast-paced life here in Southern California. Twice I've ordered the wrong thing at Starbucks because I felt rushed and I managed to miss my freeway interchange or exit a handful of times too.

I know I mentioned this last week, but it really is sort of surreal to be driving my car & walking around Target. Everything in the stores is so vibrant and colorful. And then everything outside is so brown and dry and covered with freeways and smog.

The one bonus though is that even though it's been over 100 degrees every day since we've been back the heat still doesn't compare to Dominica. I'm not dripping sweat/condensation because a) it's not humid and b) I have a car with an air conditioner.

In other news, things on the job front seem to be working out. I've had a handful of interviews at various places, and I go in for a final interview on Thursday for a University job that would be a career game-changer.

Transition has never been my forte, but I'm trying my best to keep calm and hope for the best! What a change it will be from stay-at-home-wife to full-time-worker.



16 comments :

Kate said...

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you that an awesome jobs comes through. That would help the transition if you were really excited about your new role, right?? I mean, not that you're not anyway, but you know.

Oh, Target. I feel like they use the casino tricks to get you to buy more stuff in there. It sucks you in, you know?

Cami said...

Praying for you!!!

There is some evil power Target has - like - BUY EVERYTHING..RIGHT NOW

Ha :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

You will find something I know it!

Kristin B said...

I can imagine it would be quite the shock to the system being back in regular ole America after being in Dominica as long as you were!
Best wishes with the job! I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for you. :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I'm so happy that you're transition is going so well, Katie! Better than well! EXCELLENT!

Empirically Erin said...

It's so interesting to me to hear about coming back and how it's been. I can't even imagine the culture shock you must be experiencing!! Can't wait to hear more!

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prettyanddelectable said...

Yay for AC and Target! That's great news about your interviews... best of luck to you on thursday!

Kate said...

Yay interviews! I'm so excited for you! I'm totally with you on transitions, but it sounds like your doing great! Keep it up, lady!

Corie said...

I can only imagine how overwhelmed you must be feeling! I'm sure it's similar to how my husband felt coming back home after being in Afghanistan. I hope once you get hired things will start to slow down! Good luck!

brynn said...

Good luck with the job interview! I'm crossing my fingers for you!

Ruthie Hart said...

eeeek I am sure you have a million things to do to get your life back in order! And goodluck on your interviews! you can do it girl!

Louise Edu said...

Congrats on being back safely, stateside! It must be a big change, being back. And so happy that you've been having interviews. Good luck on that final interview and to a great new career lady!! XO

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

That's great news about the interview- wow! They would be out of their minds not to hire you - you're fabulous.

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

omg! welcome back to cali! im a fellow socal blogger too! i live in san clemente! where do you live?! i love finding cali bloggers! i just found your blog, love the design. New follower btw :)

Crystal said...

How are you my friend? I feel like I have been out of the loop too long! Hope you guys are enjoying your new change of pace here in the states. Miss you! :)