Rodney's Blog


Onward to Portland!

Well, I'm moving again.  I just accepted a job in another city so after having lived here for just under two years, I'm going to be packing up and heading off to Portland.  I've only been there once, and that was for the job interview.  It seems like a nice enough city, although I think I'm going to end up buying a car when I move there.  It's been a while since I've owned car.  I remember after college I bought my first car (a used Accord) while I lived in the suburbs for a while but a few years later when I moved to the city I ended up selling it because I didn't really need it.  Everyone said I wouldn't need a car, but I was like pssh, I still want to have a car just in case.  No.  I didn't need a car.  I found that I walked or took public transportation everywhere.  After two months of leaving my car in the parking garage (and paying parking garage rent), I sold it, but now I think I'm going to end up buying another one when I move.  This means that I'm going to have to do an auto insurance comparison and find a good rate.  I don't know if I should buy it here and drive it there when I move, or if I should just wait until I'm there to buy a car.


My sister has been teasing me about this whole thing.  She said I change jobs too often.  I don't think that's the case, though.  I'm only 30 and this is only my 3rd job since I graduated.  That's not "too often."  And each job was a step up from the last, so I'm really happy.  The first change, especially, was good.  I didn't like my first job at all and was really happy when I got another opportunity to accept a job at another company.  My first company had us working crazy hours and not paying us very much.  Sure it was a good experience I guess, but no one really stayed there more than a couple years because other companies paid more and didn't have such crazy overtime, so after a few years you were burnt out, anyway.


I already put in my 2 weeks at my current job.  I really like everyone I work with so I'm kind of sad that I'll be leaving, but at the same time this is a good opportunity for me so I'm excited to do it.