Yep, at the very last minute we found out that we'll be staying in Arizona after all and not be moving back to DC. Oh, what an emotional roller coaster this Christmas break has been.
Let me see if I can catch everyone up. Ok, as he was finishing up his last semester of school while we were in DC, Camaron had been doing interviews and sending out his resume all over. And he was working part-time at a job he really enjoyed. Once the job offers came in, it turned out that the ones we really wanted weren't big on hiring people right out of college, so that bummed us out a little. But the job Camaron was already working part-time offered to hire him on full-time. We decided that was the best option for our family -even though I had become really homesick and was basically done with the whole DC thing. I mean, we were supposed to be done. I had really been looking forward to moving a lot closer to AZ where all of our family and friends were ...Ok, ok, I'll come clean: I was a big sad sap and not really looking forward to staying in DC.
Then, one of the places that we had wanted but didn't hire right out of college wanted Camaron to come down for an interview anyway, just to have his info on hand for the future once he had some experience under his belt or whatever. It was in Phoenix, so Camaron scheduled to stop by once we came to AZ for Christmas. Camaron went down there and basically was such an amazing interviewee that they took him out to lunch afterwards to talk more. I know! I'm the worst at not getting my hopes up, so of course this got me pretty excited. Well, after a couple days, they told Camaron they really really liked him, but there wouldn't be enough time for them to make a decision before we moved back to DC, since the holidays and stuff. Great.
See what I meant by emotional roller coaster?
Then, on New Years Eve, they told Camaron they could make a decision before we left (which would have been just a few days later)! They asked him for some writing samples and then basically said, "Get your hopes up really high!" like five minutes after he submitted them. Then they made an official offer:)
Even though this new job will be a great one, I know Camaron was really looking forward to going back to DC. He is a fan of the city life:) It was a fun place, but I just never fully adjusted and didn't know anybody and I'm just the worst with change. Maybe I would have grown to love it eventually. And I know a lot of what was hard the first time would be easier when we went back (because we would live in a different area and have a car and Camaron's work schedule would be better). But hearing the news about Camaron getting the Phoenix job was basically the best thing ever for me. I know I owe Camaron big time (huge) for him giving up DC for this. Any ideas on how to pay someone back for making a huge sacrifice for you? I think I'll need to like take a massage class or something.