I don’t think anyone here really understands what exactly I do for a living, but suffice it to say I just passed a pretty big career training milestone two days ago which comes along with a rather substantial raise. It couldn’t have had better timing with the wedding less than two weeks away. The good news is two fold in that I’ll take my 3 weeks of upcoming leave at a higher pay rate AND I’ll roll right into the next step in the process (3 months of radar academics and labs) the week after I get back from our honeymoon.
Jude expressed surprise last night that I hadn’t made a post about this good fortune. I thought about it for awhile and I guess the reason I was going to keep it to myself is that it seemed sort of narcissistic and braggadocios to talk about. But also I guess I’m just trying to manage my own expectations because truthfully the hardest part of training still lies ahead. To fully check out in an air traffic facility as busy and complex as mine is around a 3-4 year process. It’s essentially a graduate degree in that respect. I’ve been at it about a year and half, so logic would suggest I’m halfway there, but the truth is I’ve run half a marathon on flat ground and the second half is mostly uphill. I’ve still got an enormous amount of work ahead of me but I feel like I’m trending the right direction with my knowledge and abilities so for the first time in a long time things are looking up.
Only 6 more working days until a much needed 3 week break. I’m excited to see my puppy and finally be able to stop using the pretentious term fiancee and finally just call her my wife. Oh and I’m buying that guitar when we get back!