Yesterday I started my job as a permenant employee. Not a new job, it’s the one I’ve been in since last October as temp/contractor.
Only took a good 5 years after college to land a permenant job worth writing home about :/ But in retrospect I must say I am better for it. My resume looks good and is dynamic. Mentally, it was actually kinda rough settling down after all these years. Like I’ve got commitment issues or something. I fear that all the random skills I’ve learned will atrophy. I fear sclerosis. But I guess it’s time to specialize, I really gotta view it as just a new and different type of project. A more adult project. Also I have never felt the least bit invested in the success of a company before untill now so that’s weird too. They have demonstrated that they place a high value on my skills and now it’s time for me to really perform.
Also, and I’ll never mention this again, I can barely comprehend the amount of money they’ll be paying me. (Please excuse my flaunting of wealth, I’m embarrassed to type this..) Maybe people on here thought I already made a ton of money but.. nope, nothing like this. I’ve been doing fine for myself for the past 2 years but nothing special. But now I’m thinking about houses n shit, 401k’s and how imma diversify my investments o.O
I’ve been asking myself, “what are you gonna do with all that money?” All I can think of right now is maybe I’ll buy a new pair of shoes so I can have 2 pairs of shoes I wear to work instead of just 1. Maybe I’ll get a new laptop since my 2008 MacBook can’t really hold a charge anymore and feels like it weighs about 30 pounds these days.
I dunno.. I want for nothing (that money can buy) and I guess that makes me blessed. Maybe I’ll take my mom to Italy or something, you know when I think about it I’ve actually been wanting to do that for about 10 years now- ever since she paid to send me to Italy when I was in HS. That’s as good a way to spend my money as any other.