Monday, November 3, 2008

Guess who just had the best week ever....

Not Barack or Joe.

Not John or Sarah.

(Though this week could change that for a pair of them)

BLAKE and RACHEL had the best week ever.

Here's why:

I got a dream job offer. I start on Wednesday at Georgetown Law working in their Academic Services offices. My boss is amazing. The pay is above and beyond what I even dreamed of. And, the best thing about it is that I (after a year of working there) will get free tuition at Georgetown. I could potentially get a master's degree from Georgetown for the low low price of...FREE. AND, Blake could --if wants to take on more schooling-- get an MBA.

It's so great it's almost unreal. I can hardly believe my good luck.

It's been a really tough time being unemployed. I never realized before how much of my self worth is wrapped up in my ability to be productive in a work environment. Even though I hope I never have to go through that situation again, it makes me all the more excited and thankful for my job and for the way things turned out. (Everything's always better in hindsight, isn't' it?)

Secondly, but no less importantly:

Blake got a job offer at the Department of Justice! I know it's poor form to brag, but I'm just so excited/proud I could burst. There were an extraordinary number of applications this year at the DOJ, and they only hired two people. It doesn't surprise me that they hired Blake, but it's definitely an honor.

Maybe it's because I'm living my lawyer dreams out vicariously through Blake, but I get tingles every time I think about his graduating and starting work so soon. It's a very exciting time and I couldn't be more thrilled.


  1. Congratulations, Rachel!!! I couldn't be happier for you. I don't think luck had much to do with it... you've got skills! And congrats to Blake too -- Ain't life grand?

  2. Congratulations Rachel! That is so awesome! My uncle got his law degree from Georgetown and he loved it there.

  3. Congrads on the job offers! That is awesome! Your blog makes me miss the DC life...

  4. whoa. big news. big stuff. awesome. c'est awesome.

  5. That's so great, Rach! I'm so happy for you. You two are an amazing duo.

  6. That comment was from me, Rachel, not Todd. :)