Over the years, we have visited the Mystic area numerous times. When our children were younger, we loaded everyone in the car and would do the family day trip to the aquarium. After the visit to the aquarium, we would take the kids to visit the village shops that were adjacent to the aquarium. There was always something interesting to look at and yummy to eat. Cathy and I have done many day trips to the quaint main street of Mystic and enjoyed going in and out of all the little shops and boutiques that line the street right near the Mystic River. Again, there was lots to see and many wonderful food options and items to satisfy the sweet tooth were always abundantly available. We usually would spend the better part of the day, have a nice lunch, and then head home. It was about an hour drive, so we did not feel the need to stay overnight. Recently, we decided to do something different.
Graduating college is an overwhelming and exciting part of your life. One day you’re taking courses that take up 90% of your time, doing homework, hanging out with friends and working a part- or full-time. The next, you are faced with the tough decision as to whether you want to start your life right away or not. Many people take this time to travel, visit family, or check off items on their bucket list. Being ambitious, motivated, and openminded, I knew I wanted to jump start my career. Fast forward two months later, and I’m excited to have found a home on the US Wealth New Haven team.
Hiring is hard. I think of it like the speed dating scene in the movie Hitch, when Eva Mendez is stuck in a room of male suitors each of whom has a 2 minute window to make a good first impression. Of course (if you’ve seen the movie – which I have, many, many times), Will Smith bursts in, makes a scene and steals her heart – much to the dismay of everyone else in the room who was eagerly awaiting a chance to sit across from her. While it may not be nearly as dramatic or engaging, the speed dating analogy isn’t a terrible one. After plowing through a litany of resumes and kissing a lot of frogs, I’m excited to introduce Preston Young, Financial Planning Assistant, as the newest (and tallest) member of our team.