potownrob wrote:Glad Rope chimed in there for you. Not to sound foolish (too late) but i would have no clue how to approach your situation, probably since i tend to not put myself in real situations like that (i'm usually put into situations more involuntarily or otherwise in making bad decisions or not changing anything, so do have experience in certain things but definitely not that). i do commend your courage to make changes and have aspirations. i can only recommend doing as much as you can while you're younger as, at least in my experience, the energy and motivation falls off eventually. i only aspire to sit on my butt, which apparenty requires more not sitting on my butt to be able to do more than a couple of days a week. i still will always picture you (whatever you may look like) double clutching down the almighty hempstead turnpike, no matter which luxo SUV you may upgrade to.
This all is very spur of the moment. A director level said the opportunity was open for me, she felt it was a good fit, wanted me to think it over while I was on a fairly big project this summer. The project ended on the 1st of September and I weighed the option and decided that I wanted to go for it. Now it feels like things are moving fast and here I am interviewing in 1.5 hours. I believe it would be a logical step up in progression from where I am at now and would benefit me on a short/long term basis. I used to work on Hempstead turnpike in my real younger days of high school/college but I don't frequent it too much anymore and that's a good thing. The unruly amount of traffic there between 5-7 PM at any given day was ridiculous for a main road that was 3 lanes wide both directions. I just decided that my preference of taste with Long Island traffic is on major highways that turn into 5-7 mph crawls for 10 miles for me- Monday through Friday.