It's official I have a new job. I will be a Technology Analyst II at State Street. It is essentially a lateral move (technically I am actually going down a grade level), but with many more opportunities than my current position. I will be working in a more technology oriented group which is more removed from the users, which will allow me to actually develop instead of answering a million ridiculous little requests. One other benefit of the new job is that I will be working with people who possibly know more about computers than me and also are very excited about programming. I am a true geek and enjoy showing off new code or ideas and most people in my current group could care less.
I don't know when I will start the new job, but my current boss has said he will try my best to make it as soon as possible. Thanks to everybody who has supported me in my pursuit and also thanks to those who have sent kind words of congratulations. 2005 is going to be a crazy year for me and it is only beginning.