Monday, January 10, 2011

A Great Start

Alternate post title: The difference a week can make! 

So far 2011 is off to a crazy but great start. Maybe I need to eat black eyed peas a little more often!

Last Sunday, we drove from Roswell back to Amarillo, and Monday morning Ross and I settled in for a relaxing 3 more days. However, he got a phone call around noon that changed all that. During the fall semester, Ross took a lighting class that re-ignited his passion for illumination. He loves interaction design, but I think he has always wanted to tie it in with architecture and lighting in the end.

His lighting teacher introduced him to the owner of Derek Porter Studio, an architectural lighting design firm in Kansas City. Ross came home and told me he'd love to work there one day. In fact, he even went in one day to talk to them and give them a resume.  Then the holidays happened and we figured it'd be a while when/if he heard back.

But last Monday he got a phone call from the studio, asking if he could be there Tuesday morning to start a week of contract work. He was beaming from ear to ear, and we left Amarillo an hour later. (His family and I were a little more upset about cutting the vacation short, but Ross was so excited it was hard not to be happy for him!)

Celebrating with Wing Stop before leaving Amarillo
Until next time, Texas...

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