So I have to talk about something important here, which means that technophiles have to wait a little longer for a normal post from me. As I was cooking my lunch for today last night, I got a call from an unknown ID, which almost always means an out-of-state company. It turns out that it was Amazon and that I GOT THE OFFER!!! It was fairly difficult to not break down right there on the phone, and I was shaking for a good while, even after I got off the phone and got on my knees thanking God. The rest of the night wasn't much less exciting, for undisclosed reasons, so it was just a good day for me in general. That's the first time I've cried from joy since my brother's wedding (my mom freaked out because she thought I got in another accident when I called her about the job), and the second time ever. So as you can tell, this is huge to me. I've taken a lot of crap over the years. Whether it was being the ugly kid, or the stuttering kid, or the brown kid, or the accused cheater, or whatever the case, I always hoped for a break. That someday, everything would just fit together. And now, I have a way to jumpstart my career, and that's an incredible feeling for me since I've been living in fear for so long now.
This isn't necessarily my end-all-be-all dream job, but it's still pretty awesome. I get to pick the team I want to work with and everything! Plus, I get to be in one of the most gorgeous cities in the U.S. and hang out with my cousin's family (including their cute 2 year-old son) and a bunch of my friends will also be in Seattle for the summer. I know it sounds like I'm making too much of all this, but each time I have an excruciating amount of work to do, I just tell myself that someday it'll all be worth it. And getting the phone call automatically repayed these longstanding debts. Someone important recognizes my zeal for technology and my competence, and I guess I just like that validation. I'm not saying I'm anywhere near a guru, don't mistake me there. I'm just glad that the stuff I've learned while here at UT has been worthwhile, and I'm really excited to see how the summer turns out.
I'm terribly sorry that I have to rob you guys of a regular post, but I do have a lot going on right now, some of which I'm not at liberty to talk about, and this blog is just a lower priority. I'll try to have a post up on Sunday, and next week will be spotty because I have three exams. But I should be back on schedule by next Friday!
I know I know, I look goofy. So? That, my friend, is what happiness looks like. I'm going to savor it for a while now, if you don't mind. I have tests to worry about very soon.