Lifes Next Step

By Cje95 | Texas Boy in a DC World | 6 Dec 2020


As some of you know I graduated from Texas A&M this past May in the middle of the pandemic. I was supposed to go to work for the Houston Astros. At first, I had planned to go to grad school to get my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience however the idea of fulfilling my childhood dream of working/playing for my hometown baseball team was too strong. Once I graduated, however, baseball was in a holding pattern and my job was gone. It was disappointing for sure but it did allow me to try out some different things.

 

At first, I was a proctor for kids grades 1-8 while they attended their classes virtually. My mom who is a teacher always thought I would be a great teacher however this was able to show me that right now that is not a job I would like. Immediately after that the political campaign I had been volunteering for offered me a full-time position. The next three weeks I spent learning the ropes of a political campaign and when the November 3rd elections came around I am happy to say we won with ease in a district that was considered a toss-up. After this finished up I was working on and off back at my mom's school at the front desk really being a substitute front office person. The job was not great however at the end of the day I was making decent money and was living at home lowering my expenses to near zero. 

 

This though was not sustainable and I knew I wanted to do more. Finding a job where I could do more though was much harder than I had initially anticipated. Due to the virus currently raging in the US, I knew that Houston was no longer really an option there were just not any jobs that could provide me A) job security and B) be sustainable. One of the really good friends I made while working in politics was hired by our Rep to work at his office in DC and was encouraging me to come along with him. He offered to help me find a job keep dropping my name to people he was around and after a week or so of thinking about it, I made the decision that I was going to make the move from Houston, Texas to Washington, DC. I am fortunate enough that my parents are extremely supportive and I have begun to apply for jobs there. 

 

An interesting thing I thought was that when applying for these jobs working in a Congressional Office when you apply you are telling them you will be ready to work in 14 days at the office in DC. This has expedited the process of finding a place to live and really just jump in and move. I realized when thinking about this move that I would be much more upset with myself if I did not go than if I went and fell flat on my face. It's a crazy rollercoaster I am on right now as I am both packing up and trying to nail down where exactly I will go and what I need to take with me. I cannot wait to see where this path takes me and I am excited to experience a new city in a new territory. I hope to have good things to tell yall the next time I update yall on my life and appreciate the support that you all have offered me!

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Cje95
Cje95

Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_


Texas Boy in a DC World
Texas Boy in a DC World

The adventure of moving from Houston, Texas to Washington, DC, and all the shenanigans that take place!

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