Things have changed a bit since the last time we updated:
The original plan was for us to both be on the road with our mentors/trainers for 4-6 weeks and then once we’d each finished we’d be out on the road together…finally. So mid-October we both headed out on the road with our mentors. I don’t really think either of us had any idea how hard this was going to be. The training was fine, we were both doing very well, but the separation from each other was agonizing (yeah, yeah i know that sounds dramatic, like love-struck emo teenager dramatic, but that’s how it feels).
So anywho, my mentor took her home days 2 weeks into my training, so I was able to go home for a few days and hang out with my family in Phoenix. After being home for a few hours, the reality of getting back onto that truck with a complete stranger for another 4 weeks started to seem impossible. After talking to Jacob we agreed that we would talk to our company and see if I could just wait until Jacob could get trained as a mentor and just go back out with him.
So we called and asked, and turns out we can. I stayed in Phoenix with my family, Jacob will be home in about a week or so, he’ll get his mentor training done and we’ll go back out, him as mentor, me as student. 🙂 With this new plan I’m going to be able to see him about 2 weeks earlier than I would have! I’m so excited!
Jacob’s got 200 of the 240 hours required for training to be completed. Soon, soon, soon 🙂