Wow! I can't believe it's been since December since I last posted. And I never even posted my big news! I quit working at my call center job in March and started working in Yellowstone National Park on May 1st :)
In my December post I mentioned that I was applying for some Personnel jobs at Yellowstone. I never heard back from one company, but the other one contacted me in January for a phone interview. I thought it went well, but several weeks went by and I never heard from them. In the meantime, I was passed over for yet another promotion at the call c enter. Well, one day at work in March was particularly horrible and stressful and I decided that I had enough and I resolved to give my notice the very next day. I was figuring out how I was going to explain this to my mother on my way home from work. Walking in the door, I checked the mailbox which is usually empty by the time I get home because usually the mail has already been grabbed. This time it wasn't though and sitting in the mailbox was my Hiring Package from Xanterra at Yellowstone, offering me the job I interviewed for -- Residence Coordinator -- starting on May 1st.
I may have danced with glee!
So I delayed giving notice another two weeks and finished up at Tufts on March 30th. Then I spent a week at home lounging around, shopping for my trip and packing the car. The final three weeks of April I spent on the road, including one week in Taos NM and one week in Vegas. And then YELLOWSTONE GLORIOUS YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
The first month was amazing here. I literally lost count of the number of grizzly bears I have seen, especially during that month when there were hardly any tourists in the park and still a ton of snow on the ground. Right now it's a little hectic here and I'm hating all the tourists, but fortunately I don't have to deal with them since I work in a non-customer facing job. I only deal with fellow employees and most of them are awesome and fun and 20 years younger than me lol. I am looking forward to late August when visitation dies down a bit and I can get out and explore the park again myself without hitting three miles of traffic backed up due to a single BISON. My family is coming out to visit in September and then I finish here in October. I may return for the winter season or I may be going to Grand Canyon or Death Valley for the winter. Hopefully I will know which by the end of August!
I have more to share, but I will save that for the next post...which will not be 7 months from now :)
I hope you are all well... those of you who are still here!( See my Yellowstone Pics! )
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