But what an eventful couple of weeks. My car cost $1400 in repairs, I went to pick it up the following Saturday, it died on the way home, I had to get another rental car and then I picked it up on Wednesday and SO FAR, all is well..... Let's hope I don't have to go through another round of that.
Why the rental car, you ask? Why not just use transit since it's the easiest and most cost effective way to get around Montreal?
'Cause I had two job interviews that were pretty freaking important and I could not handle the stress of sitting on a bus hoping that their timing would be exact so that I could show up on time. These interviews were 20km away, which made it harder to get by bus.
So the result of these job interviews....was that I got the job and I start on Monday.
LIKE IN THREE DAYS FROM NOW.
When I first found out, I completely panicked. It was like the stress and bullshit of the past 7 months....plus how things were at my old job....all came out. I could finally breathe. I would be getting a paycheque and not only that, working with some pretty cool people (so they seem....to date....trust me, I asked A LOT of questions...).
Having a regular source of income is all great....but not when it comes at the cost of your happiness.
It's an established yet growing company, with lots of potential. Honestly, I want this place to be my home for the next 5 years. More if possible. I want to be able to grow in my expertise in my field while having some serious stability.
I'd be lying if I said I'm not freaking out a little bit (or a lot) about Monday....and all that comes with starting a new job (like my 17 page to-do list)....but I think this is a good move.
I'll be driving to work for at least the first month and then possibly in the summer take transit. It essentially doubles my time to/from work....but sometimes it's kinda nice to just zone out and not have to deal with MONTREAL TRAFFIC.
This article was awesome - Montreal is Canada's worst traffic
So we shall see. I hope that this is the start of a long, rewarding relationship.