Oh the roller coaster of emotions that life throws at you... Aug 12, 2019 13:38:17 GMT
Post by doc on Aug 12, 2019 13:38:17 GMT
Our daughter recently interviewed for a very nice promotion within her company - they actually approached her about the position and after going through the interview process they offered her the job on Friday. She got a great salary increase, tremendous bonus opportunities, a car and all relocations fees are covered - yes, she has to move from Detroit to Minneapolis. It makes me sad to see her move farther away but I'm very proud of her success and know she'll continue to thrive with her company. If she does continue to do well she'll probably be in Minneapolis for a couple years and have other promotion opportunites at that time.
In addition to her work she found a boyfriend in Michigan - she hasn't come out and said it but we're pretty sure she's fallen in love - I do know she's been very happy (and she's always been a very happy person) and life seemed to be going in a perfect direction. Well last night they had a talk and the boyfriend doesn't think he can handle a long-distance relationship, our daughter thought he'd feel otherwise. He was actually supposed to come home with her this weekend and meet the family but now that's been cancelled. So in the space of 2 days she went from a tremendous high to a very sad low. This has been her first real boyfriend, she went to al all girl high school and studying chemical engineering in college didn't want to complicate life with a boyfriend. She moved to Detroit after college not knowing anyone and it took a while for her to get acclimated. She's been dating this guy about 6 months and it's been fun hearing her talk about him and all they've been doing. I really thought they'd give it a try but I guess he did it once before and it didn't work so he's apprehensive. She's pretty torn up about it and as her dad I'm just trying to say the right things to help her get through this.
She's a great kid, I know she'll be fine but it sucks to see her feel so sad at a time when she should be full of excitement. Her brother actually broke up with his girlfriend a couple years ago, about a year later they got back together and now they're getting married New Years Eve - I guess absence made the heart grow fonder, maybe that will happen with our daughter. She's still coming home this weekend, I'm looking forward to giving her a big hug.