The last I posted to this blog, about five months ago, I was living in Mexico City and wrapping up my experiences working at Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao's office. I was beginning to look for work in Europe, in order to gain a wider experience and to be closer to my girlfriend.
This morning, reading emails in my mom's kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona, I received a contract for full-time employment from an architecture firm in Stuttgart, Germany, with a start date of April 1st. I'm still a bit in shock and disbelief that I actually have a contract.
Five months is a long time to have no income. Idiotically long. I tend to be overly optimistic, but if I was going to do it over again and realized that it was going to take five months to get a job, I'd have done something, anything to defray the steady student loan repayments.
I would have even worked retail.
So what did I do with my time?
In short, it was the life of an austere but active retiree. Actually, when I'm sixty-five and still working sixty hours a week, I'll think back and remember that I was able to enjoy my retirement while young.
But now, work awaits! In Germany!
Urban and architectural explorations from Mexico City to Stuttgart Germany through the eyes of a iterant architectural designer