Hello

Feb. 21st, 2008 02:53 pm
f1renze: (a silver pool of light)
[personal profile] f1renze
I'm coming up for air (after, geez, a year?) to let you know that I've accepted an academic job in Atlanta and will be moving at the end of the summer. It was a long and exhausting process of interviews, nervous waiting, and negotiations, but I'm very, very pleased with how things turned out. It's a great fit for me in terms of the match between my background, interests, and the search itself. I liked everything I learned about the department and the college during my visit, and was particularly impressed with the support systems that they have for faculty--especially for research, but also for teaching and career progression in general. The doctoral students I met seemed dedicated and fun, and the working atmosphere felt lively and comfortable.

I honestly can't wait to start.

I'm very sad to be leaving Chicago and my people. But (a) I'm pretending that [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain will attend graduate school in Atlanta next year so we can star in Pie and Trout: The Atlanta Adventures, and (2) get this: part of my startup package includes paid trips to Chicago in the first year! So I fully expect to still see people and play Guitar Hero! (I love you, [livejournal.com profile] jarrow.)

And there's always VividCon. I secured my spot for this year at 11:01 am on registration day, which totally rocked because as you know, that crazy, crazy thing sold out in a record 6 minutes. It has become this humongous, magical thing and I'm just proud to be a tiny part of the community. I'm actually not sure if I can make it this year (fall semester at the new job starts soon after), but I'm holding on to my spot until I know that I absolutely have to give it up. It hurts too much not to be able to attend. So yes, I'll be there! For now.

With the job thing resolved, vidding again feels less impossible these days. I've realized that my love for it will never go away no matter what else is going on in life. I did make something a few months ago that I've just been sitting on. Who knows what will happen, but I'm optimistic.

I've been keeping up with all of you the best I can. Many of you are going through major changes, so please know that you have my support. I'm just reorienting at this point, but hope to crawl back up soon and eventually find myself a good balance between work and play. :)

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarrow.livejournal.com
Oh, FLOBEE! *bursts with love and glee*

I am so proud of you and happy for you, and I hope you love Atlanta as much as it's going to love you.

I'm thrilled you're still considering VVC. It wouldn't be the same without you!

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
*bursts even harder*

So much love.

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com
So good to see you! ::hugs:: Congratulations on your new job. That's fantastic news.

I will continue to hope/expect to see you at VVC. In fact, I am in complete denial about any other outcome.

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
::hugs so much::

Thank you. Sniff.

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] url-girl.livejournal.com
MUST.SQUEEZE.YOU.

Oh, darling, I have missed you. ♥

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Date: 2008-02-21 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Aaah! Hiiii. I missed you toooo.

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Date: 2008-02-21 10:17 pm (UTC)
heresluck: (work)
From: [personal profile] heresluck
Hurrah! Congratulations! Yay! and other expressions of glee about the happy resolution of your job search!

...and I like the idea of your vidding again, too. *g*

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Date: 2008-02-22 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Thank you! The recovery process itself is going to take a while. But pheeeew.

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Date: 2008-02-21 10:35 pm (UTC)
aurora: (Angel NotFadeAway)
From: [personal profile] aurora
Hi! Hi!

Congrats on the job! It looks like a great opportunity and I wish you all the best with it. :x

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Date: 2008-02-22 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Hihi!! Thank you for your support. I hope I'll do well there :x

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Date: 2008-02-22 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragingpixie.livejournal.com
Floziebear. ;;) I have missed you greatly.

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Date: 2008-02-22 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Tinkie!! I have missed you tooooo. *smooches*

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Date: 2008-02-22 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anoel.livejournal.com
It's nice to see you back on LJ :) Congrats on the job in Atlanta! I really hope it goes well.

I'm really hoping you'll make it to VVC; it won't be the same without you! I would always love to see a vid from you :)
Edited Date: 2008-02-22 01:44 am (UTC)

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Date: 2008-02-22 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Thank you! It's nice to be sort of back. And I'll keep crossing my fingers for VVC!

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Date: 2008-02-24 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onewhoknows.livejournal.com
omg hello florencia. pls let's catch up soon :x:x:x

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Date: 2008-02-24 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
OMG I was just thinking about you :(( Please let's :x:x:x

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Date: 2008-03-12 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nerdanel.livejournal.com
You're here!!!!! So good to see you back on LJ. (and to have caught you via YIM the other day)

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Date: 2008-03-12 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
So good to see you too! We should do updates more often :x

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Date: 2008-05-22 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] w1ndell80.livejournal.com
It's going to be awesome!