As a planner, I love to have a plan. The concept of doing things haphazardly or at the last minute drives me bananas. It literally stresses me out. I like to have a plan a, b, c, d, e, and f. Leading up to the supposed interviews, I had contacted my recruiter on numerous occasions. She was such a sweetie, but I’m sure I was working her nerves. According to her, the venue had still not been confirmed. So, there I was just days from an interview, with no idea of a time, a venue, or whether or not the interview would actually occur. The only thing that I knew was that the interviews had been confirmed in Houston.
If you’re not familiar with Houston, let me school you. Houston is massive! The last time I checked, it ranked in the top ten of the largest cities/metroplexes in the U.S. So, as one might imagine, this further frustrated me. I hadn’t (and was discouraged by my recruiter) from making travel plans until the interview venue was confirmed.
Finally, two days before the interview, a venue was set. I headed over to Groupon, purchased a room for Saturday night (my interview was Sunday morning), contacted one of my closest friends in Houston (to coordinate a quick dinner), and prepared to hightail from Dallas to Houston.