When I finished up grad school, the economic problems were in full swing, and it took me quite a while to find a job.
At the time, I was interested in an interactive agency in Manhattan called G2 Interactive. I wrote back and forth with them for months about a potential position as a Junior Web Designer. Then, four months into my job search, they offered me the opportunity to work in their PA office… and I jumped at the chance!
No, it wasn’t quite New York City, but it was a job…
Last year in the middle of March, I left the beautiful city of Atlanta to move up to the town of Hatboro, Pennsylvania… a tiny little crumb of a city who’s claim to fame (I’ve been told) is its wind.
Having braved only the tail end of last year’s winter, I am experiencing what a Northern Winter actually means for the first time this year… The last round of snow added another 15 inches to a base of at least 10. (See below.)
So why are there TWO rednecks in Hatboro (as implied by the title)…
Well, my sister ran into the same luck as I did when she began her job search, shortly after getting her Masters in Marketing…
I suggested that she look for an internship somewhere… in order to gain some experience… To which she responded “Well, How about an internship at G2 with you!”
For people who didn’t witness the two of us growing up, this would sound sweet, but to those who know us, they feared for our safety… and hair… a lot of hair pulling goes on between the Jung girls….
Kidding, sort of.
To make a long story short, she got the job and moved up here on December 2nd.
Two days later I put in my notice at G2 because I happened to get two job offers from companies in Princeton, NJ!!! And Princeton is lightyears cooler than Hatboro so I really didn’t have a choice in the matter! I wound up choosing the offer from a software interface company that creates web components, where I was very pleasantly surprised on my first day to find out that they are in the process of rebranding their ENTIRE company… and that I would be in charge of the website and product branding! I’ve always wanted to take a monster of a project… and this opportunity is giving me everything I could ever ask for in that respect!
And now I’m going to steer myself back towards my original topic…
With Carrie being up here in Hatboro now, I’ve been trying to give her little projects to keep her busy.
(I don’t have cable right now because I was sinfully underpaid for the last nine months…) So I gave her my stack of Botany fabric and my mom’s old sewing machine… and after a day and a night she made this little messenger bag! (See below.)
Kudos to Carrie!
That next weekend, we experienced our first big snow storm. It was a big day for us and rather than bundling up and staying indoors, we decided to go galavanting about outside… taking photos… because that’s what rednecks like to do in the snow!
Cute bag! Congrats on the new job.
Thank you so much!
too funny!! .. you know this is the worst winter ever on record… it isn’t always this bad!!
OMG, and I heard that we’re in for another blast of it this Wednesday!! Not cool!
I lived in Hatboro briefly as a teen, when my family moved from Western PA to that area. Those apts. look very familiar! However, we settled in an apt. in Willow Grove (left after I began college). I loved the history & the architecture of the Philly environs.