I started my first job in Philadelphia, at the American Association for Cancer Research, on February 25th, 2002. I got that job five weeks after moving to Philly when I was 22 years old. A lot of time has passed since then as well as two more jobs, three boyfriends (the last of which seems to be sticking) a year and a half of grad school, multiple blogs and an online cooking show.
Now, on February 25th, 2008, I’m starting another job, this time as the Special Projects Web Producer at the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation. I traveled my new commute this afternoon, the entire block and a half of it, in order to sign the offer letter. As I walked down Ludlow Street, I realized that I am going to become really familiar with that stretch of alley.
I wasn’t actually intending to get a full time job, I was really hoping to make the freelance thing work. But when the opportunity to apply for this job came my way I decided to go for it and from the first interview I could see that it would be a good fit. Lucky for me, they thought so too. So starting Monday, I’m back to the 9 to 5 schedule and I’m really looking forward to it.