Pausing to take it all in


I had one of those moments on my run this morning where I really had to pause and take it all in.
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Life moves pretty quick sometimes… 

About 3 weeks ago, I flew out to Portland for a job interview. It was pretty intense: 6 1-hr interviews back-to-back including my 1-hr technical presentation. I left feeling optimistic but uncertain for sure.

Well to my happiest of surprises, not 10 minutes after my defense on Friday, I got an email with the offer (my friends joke that Intel must have been listening to my defense)! I talked it over with Weez and my family and on Monday, I formally accepted the position!

I start my new job as a Lithography Process  TD (technology development) Engineer at Intel in November! In other words, I’ll be working on the technology that fabricates and processes Intel microchips (for computers, smart phones, etc.).

I’m the right combination of excited, apprehensive, thankful, and eager to see where my first professional job takes us. In a time where it’s been hard to find jobs, I’m thankful for such a fantastic opportunity. In a city that my husband and I are pumped about, I’m stoked to have a job that provides for our lifestyle. With a company as innovative and successful as Intel, I’m eager to get my feet wet. With a job as demanding as this one sounds, I’m slightly nervous.

My life is really changing, man.  I’ve been trying my darndest to pause and take this all in these past few days.

Especially on my morning runs. Today, I found myself on these trails, with this killer view. So I had to just pause for a minute and let it all sink in.
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I love Boulder and I loved being a graduate student. But I’m really excited about Portland and my first professional job.

Wait, Efo, you don’t start until November, what’s happening between now and then? Good question, my friend… that must mean there might be a vacation somewhere in there then, huh? That deserves a whole post on a separate day :)


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sam says:

    Funny, I was thinking the whole time I read this post, “What in the heck is Efo doing for the next two months?” Take some Efo time now while you can!

  2. Jessica says:

    AN extra long extra amazing vacation is in order!! So happy for you :D

  3. Heidi Nicole says:

    Yay! This is so great – everything is coming together so perfectly! Congrats Dr and employee! :P

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