December 1, 2009

And it's a no go on Portland


After waiting an entire month, Chris finally got the email today.

He didn't get the Portland job.  

The look on his face when he came into the room to tell me ....  sheer disappointment and frustration and rejection.  After all that hard work and all that waiting and all the talks of maybe's and what if's and maybe it'll work out just this once finally.... all down the drain.  It's done with.  No more Portland.

What. a. total. bummer.  There's no other way to say it.  I am just so bummed right now.  So upset and so sad and so in shock that I don't even feel like crying.

I just can't believe he didn't get the job.  I thought for sure he had it.  You know when you get that feeling and you just know it's gonna happen ... well I had that feeling and we were talking about moving to Portland and finding a nice apartment and maybe even getting a two bedroom (I know - fancy) and picking out a new dog and planning the wedding ... And now, well, it's all done with.  We can cross Portland off the list.

And now again we're back at square one.  Chris is taking his CFA exam on Saturday which means he can't even take a day off to mourn.  I'll mourn for him.  No worries there.  And we'll be moving to Los Angeles in the next few weeks - our fall back plan if Portland didn't work out.  And then we'll both gear up to start the job search yet again.  Sigh.

Boo on Portland.  Good riddance to bad rubbish I say.  Good riddance.     

5 comments:

Christopher Gaudet said...

bummer ...

Ivy said...

everything happens for a reason! you HATE rain AND cold weather. You'd both be miserable in portland because you would be miserable and unhappy and then chris would be unhappy because you would take your unhappiness out on him. According to dad now is the start of great opportunities for you both. Finish up the holidays in sunny california where you can bask in our warm weather and gain happy buddha bellies. You'll be recharged for the job search to come. :)

grace said...

wanna work at sony? i think my boss wants to hire another PM...

mini said...

pfffft whatever they don't know a good hire! portland stinks anyway ...

Mayra said...

Great picture! You can be a photographer and work for yourself! Sorry to hear about Portland, but good news is that you will be back in Cali!! Yay!! I think we will definitely head south for a bit during the holidays! Miss ya and tell Chris good luck on the CFA exam!

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