So, I’m guessing at least one or two of you have noticed that I’ve been rather scarce around here for a while now. So, now that all the things are starting to resolve, I can update y’all on what’s been going on.
As those of you all who’ve been keeping tabs in the “Children of the Spike” thread know, Dr. Mrs. Girlfriend and I have been fostering two little ones for quite a while now, with the hopes of being able to adopt.
On April 20th, we got a call from the lawyers handling our case that the adoption had been finalized the day before. So now, our little family is officially a family of 4:
In addition, this happened Friday, May 5th , after four very, very long years (I’ll tell you all the story of my Capstone group another time):
And finally, Thursday, May 4th I went into my office at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University for the very last time to turn over my last couple of projects, and turn in my keys and laptop. My last day isn’t actually until May 12th, but I’ve been burning as much leave as possible before I go, especially with the adoption happening so recently (after we’d already been anticipating it since April).
Now that we’ve announced it to our board, I can inform you all that beginning Monday May 15th, I’ll be working for the veteran-operated non-proft Common Defense, starting as their first policy analyst role, with my focus being on climate-related issues.
This is literally a dream job for me, and I couldn’t be more excited- especially after the last few years at my previous employer. As a matter of fact, the same week that I gave my notice, another coworker also gave notice that she and her husband were moving overseas for a job offer she’d taken, and this was just a few weeks after another coworker had taken a job elsewhere. I would say that maybe somebody would see the writing on the wall, but given the fact that none of us were granted the exit interviews we requested, I think the leadership doesn’t want to hear from us anyway. Oh well, not my problem any more, and onward and upwards!
So, now that school is done, I’ve been ordered by the better half that I must start getting back into my hobbies and rediscovering my social life. So, hopefully I’ll be catching up and flying with you fine folks more often soon!