New York, New York
I got the offer. :) Pay's a little more, plus medical. Dental's available, and there is a 401k that vests after 1 year. It's a feeling of freedom, for sure. I am excited because it is a real opportunity for growth and change. And yet... Well, tonight I met the guy from eHarmony. We went to happy hour at Mackey's and then on the spur of the moment, we went walking from there up to Dupont Circle, and then back to my car where we proceeded down to the Mall and started walking the monuments. It's such an ethereal experience at night, when they are lit up. Especially the World War II and Korean War Memorials - WWII is even more majestic than it is during the daytime, and the Korean War even more haunting. It was a beautiful night, and there is so much I have neglected to do while I have been living here... I regret the thought of leaving without having seen all that Washington has to offer. There is a measure of comfort and beauty that cannot compare to New York City, though New York is also a cultural Mecca. It's like comparing Golden Delicious to Red Delicious Apples. Of course, it's not like I'll NEVER come back... but it's always different, you know? The more I think about it, the more I think that leaving is the right thing for me to do. But if I got a decent permanent job that kept me in the area.... I would stay. When I got home, I saw some message on my machine from Ajilon Legal - a placement company that I signed up with. If they have a temp job for me, I think I might reject it. If it's permanent... I'd consider it. But it would need to be as good or better than the job in New York. It is time to grow, time to push out from my comfort zone and become something bigger and better than what I am. I told the firm in NY that I'd let them know by the end of the week. Lord, please help me make the right decisions.