Life has been traveling at light speed over here in our new town of Cape Coral! I was so busy last week that I didn't have time to publish a blog. I apologize! I wanted to write a life update for everyone since life has been hectic and GREAT since moving to Florida. I continued to work for Sunset World (the hotel group in Cancun) from home for the months of June and July, as well as picked up a few freelance projects to keep me busy. I continued to job search and I actually heard back from one of the first jobs I applied to in the southwest Florida area. I went in for an interview on July 24 and the next day they offered me the position! I am happy to announce I am the new Inbound Marketing Consultant for Impulse Creativein Fort Myers! I actually started right away and finished up my first week on Friday (hence my super busy last week). I was sad to finally hand over my Cancun social media accounts and blogs to my former co-workers and it was like we had to say goodbye all over again. I will miss writing about the city I lived in for 5 years and all its beauty.
On the bright side, I had a great first week at Impulse Creative. They are a small marketing and branding agency who help their clients effectively advertise via an Inbound marketing methodology. Was that a mouth full? I know I am still learning it all myself, but what I do know is I like what I know so far. In my recent jobs and personal writing, I have gotten to express myself and business's needs through social media and writing. I never really thought about WHY I was doing what I was doing. Learning about inbound marketing has given me a new understanding of how consumers' buying habits are changing and how this has resulted in marketing habits changing as well. The internet is a lovely place to be and everyone is using it to look for solutions to their every day problems. I am glad that I can help give people solutions by creating remarkable blogs and content. Besides the work being super interesting, the atmosphere and culture at my new job are fun, honest, and down-to-earth. There is a room with bean bag chairs and a kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks. I think it's safe to say this job is going to be a perfect fit for me.
Fer has also been on the job hunt and on Friday he was offered a full time customer service position at Alorica in Fort Myers. He is extremely excited to start working and begins his training on August 12. I am so proud of him for doing all this job applying and interviewing for the first time ever in the USA. It was frustrating at times, but he has done extremely well and I can't wait to see him excel at his new job!
It's nice that we can both now breathe a sigh of relief since we have finally broken into the job market. We'll now be able to save money and explore our new area a bit more. Besides working, I have also been playing a lot of soccer and doing CrossFit. This weekend I played in the Major Beach Soccer tournament that was held on Fort Myers Beach. My team ended up with a record of 1-3, but we worked our asses off and had a blast. I am happy that I've found so many soccer teams to play on in this area! I even met another girl who lived abroad in Mexico. She actually plays soccer and doesn't drink! Obviously, we've become fast friends. :)
Another life highlight has been finding a decent taco joint in Cape Coral. We went to Taco Pancho on Friday night after reading their menu online. They have pastor! Nom nom nom. When we arrived we also saw that they have mole, cochinita, chorizo, lengua, and agua de horchata! Score! We're totally psyched we found some real Mexican food close by.
In my "free time" (What's that?) haha - I have been planning my trip to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend to celebrate my sister's bridal shower, and next weekend Fer and I will be heading to Miami to spend the weekend with her and her fiancé.
As you can see there hasn't been a dull moment for us here in Florida. We have really taken a liking to the area and Fer and I have both said we can picture ourselves in Cape Coral , or the surrounding areas, long term. Only time and our happiness will tell.
Life has been better than amazing lately and for that I am truly thankful. :)