Sometimes, things happen in just the right way that it just absolutely blows your mind. Coincidence? Maybe. A few weeks ago I just happened to have this one Twitter account pop up related to architecture, after I just happened to start spending more time on my architecture Twitter account. I happened to email a guy about maybe potentially working for / with him this summer. He works alone and didn't really have any open positions, but there happened to be an AIA function going on in his district that he just happened to invite me to that just happened to be that very week that I emailed him. He figured that at the very least that I would be able to gain some valuable contacts and maybe snag an interview. At the function I just happened to run into a guy named Richard, who happened to look at me and figure that I was a student, who happened to be looking for people to hire for the summer at the firm where he works. He happened to tell me to come in the next day for an interview, and I happened to have my résumé and portfolio all ready to go. I went up, interviewed, and this week, got a job offer. Is that a ridiculous number of coincidences or what? There is something special going on here. Whatever is at work, it's pretty awesome, and I'm eternally grateful.
As it turns out, I can't take the job because with the commute and the fact that they can't even match the current pay I'm getting, I just can't afford it. But man I would love the experience. However I know that not all hope is lost. As I've told my parents and other people, if I can just get myself in somewhere for an interview, I can get a job. All I need is to be given a chance. If there are any architects out there or if there is anyone that stumbles upon some opportunities or architects to connect with, definitely please let me know!
Completely unrelated to architecture, I'm up in Vermont this week on vacation. I'm playing some golf courses, enjoying good food, and creating some memories with my dad. We've been doing a golf trip for almost the past four years now; we missed a year in there somewhere, but we do try to do one when we can, and while I still have the work flexibility to do so. Yesterday we changed our tee time five different times (or I should say, my dad did... ridiculousness) to try to escape the rain. Eventually we just decided to go out at 1:30pm and hope for the best.
It rained for about the first three holes, and then was just cloudy, and by the end it was virtually sunny. It truly turned into a gorgeous day. Amazing how that really works out sometimes. I can't help but think that there was someone up there watching out for us... making sure that the clouds cleared for a few hours during the day so that we can build some memories.
That's all I've got for now, but I will definitely plan on writing a little more about Vermont and what it's like up here. It's a beautiful part of the country, just as much if not more so than I remember from the last time I visited.