I realized the other day that it was around this time, July 14, 2016 to be exact, that I departed Texas in my M3 to return to Georgia to continue my job search here. Thinking back, everything is completely different than it was this time last year.

This being oppo, let’s first talk about the car situation. When I got laid off in April of 2016 I had 2 BMWS, a 2012 128i and an E90 M3. Not needing two cars at the moment, I decided to part ways with the 128i. I sold it to a place called Beepi. Interestingly this past year also brought big change to Beepi, and they’re actually no longer in existence. 

Bereft of my 128i, I loaded up the M3 and drove it the 1100 miles back to my parents house.

At that time I was pretty optimistic about everything. I had 2 interviews lined up and both companies seemed really interested.

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Well, neither place worked out and I was back to job searching. That was about the most mentally exhausting thing I have ever done.

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There were more than one of these my job search isn’t going that well, but you get the picture, it was pretty bleak for me for a while.

Sadly, while all of this was going on, the M3 had to live outside.

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That has since been rectified.

Through my job search, I got to drive some truly average cars:

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Eventually, all these boring cars did take me to an interview where I was offered a job:

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While job searching was miserable, I learned some things along the way.

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While I’m still working on the whole starting over thing; I’m not the best at meeting people and making friends so I’m working on that. I at least am back up to 2 BMWs.

I’m not 100% content with everything right now, but I need to remember that change takes time. Look how much different my life is to what it was last year, I’m sure the next year will be filled with more changes for the better.