I am currently 23 years old and am working for a great company …. you might have heard of them…Boeing. I am a Technical Design Engineer there and have worked there almost a year now. I can’t believe I am even saying that, I guess time flies when you’re working. My one year anniversary is on July 8th, right around the corner!! I really like that I am working in the field that pertains to my degree. I was afraid that I was going to spend all this time getting an education just so that I can waste it by working at a fast food joint just to make ends meet. If it wasn’t for the speed of everything it probably would have turned out that way and I would be working at a drive through somewhere. Because once the cash starts flowing even if it isn’t much it is kinda hard to turn it way, and looking for work while working isn’t the easiest thing either.
Things happened so fast I graduated from ITT Tech on April 1st 2011…..
…….by May 10th I had a job interview with Boeing and I had to make the 2 hour drive out to Anaheim……..
I was hired and working by July 8th that same year. Things weren’t all fun and games though I had a rough time getting there. So once all this good stuff started happening I really felt like I deserved it. It was like finally the world didn’t seem like it was falling apart anymore, but starting to rebuild.
I have a love / hate relationship with my job I love having one, getting paid, and getting to work on a computer all day is a plus. But I also hate getting up in the morning, having to find a decent outfit everyday is kinda a drag, and having a bed time really to me has to be the worst part. Wait no… I take that back, having to get out of my PJ’s is the worst part.
Although I have gotten away with wearing my PJ’s to work one day, and it was the most comfortable day I had since I started there. It was Halloween and everyone was going to dress in something ridiculous to ensure office moral is high, I decided to take advantage of the situation by taking this as an opportunity to wear my PJ’s to work and say I was dressed like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
So by putting some yarn in my hair like Eeyore’s ears, wearing my Eeyore pants and slippers, and just throwing a hoodie over that which seemed to be a close color match to Eeyore’s blueish, gray tone. I thought it was brilliant… two Birds one stone.
So now that you have an idea of what my since of humor is like I will let you know the more serious side of me…. I also have a 7 year old daughter named Halie (pronounced Hay-Lee not like Halle Berry) I tried to do something unique for her name, but not so far out there that she would be embarrassed before the teacher even attempted to say her name while calling attendance. I have been there and that was not fun. I never understood with my name why they got to soooooo horribly wrong they once called me Sharleen….. there is not an L in my name WTF? My name is pronounced sha-reen
I also have a loving, soon to be husband, we have not tied the knot officially yet but I wear the ring, we live together, and share everything… we are married if you ask me!! We have been together for almost 7 years. I feel safe with him, I know as long as he is with me no matter what life tries to throw at us, it wont matter, because we always find a way to figure things out… there’s always a way.
Moving up to Washington has been wonderful we moved up here in July 2011 and it was the best thing that ever happened. Boeing extended me and offer, and I jumped at the chance to move here and work for them … as long as I could bring my whole family…… and they supported me every step of the way and here we are almost a year later in the most beautiful place I have ever been. This is just my view on my way to work…. yeah I snapped a pic while I was in the vanpool I don’t care “PICS DON’T SLOW ME DOWN”
Unfortunately there is one person that I had to leave behind because picking up her life and leaving it was not that easy…..
My wonderful mom.
She has overcome so much I am so proud of her, she wanted to come with me so bad but she knew she couldn’t.
2 years later…. I still have my wonderful career, and I finally have my whole family with me. yes believe it or not I have 7 people living in my tiny little house. can you imagine your mother and your mother in law under the same roof?!??! But it is all worth it just to finally have all the pieces to my crazy misshapen puzzle finally all together again.
One thing’s for sure I am in for an interesting future….