My Realistic Life: A New Start

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Happy Thursday friends! I honestly can not believe how fast this week, THIS SUMMER, has flown by. It’s already the middle of July! Back to school commercials are taking over the air waves and fall clothes are already popping up in all of the big department stores. As much as I love fall (it’s my favorite season, see me gab about here, here, here and here) I also am not ready for summer to end.

Sure it’s hot and sticky, but you can get away with wearing a bikini all day and eating ice cream for dinner. Not to mention, all of the most gorgeous flowers are in bloom (see below photo!) Plus, you can spend your days staring at sailboats on the water in a white sundress with over sized glasses. Tell me, what’s better than that?

I absolutely LOVE this photo!

Yep, that’s my sexy face. 

This summer has been an incredible blessing in disguise for me. I lost my job and for a while, I feel like I lost myself. My job didn’t define me, I made sure of that, but it was a part of me. I was there for 2 years, it was my first job out of college. As much as I dislike what happened and some of the management style there, I’m still glad I was there for as long as I was. I was lucky enough to meet some of my best friends!

Lindsay, Eli & me at Eli’s wedding!

Mary & I at my wedding! (I’m looking a bit rough)

Mel & me in Vegas!!

As miserable as I was there, I wouldn’t take any of it back because I met these incredible people! It’s weird how life works, don’t you think?

The reason I’m writing this is because next week, I am starting a new journey! I got a job, although just contractual, at a big time mortgage company. But don’t worry, I won’t be doing boring financial stuff 🙂 I’m going to be a marketing associate in their community department! I’m really excited because it’s in the event management & marketing space and I really get to flex my creative muscles and take charge! I’m terrified, completely terrified, because it’s new. I’m one of those people that thrive on change, but am still completely scared of it. I have to learn a new company, a new way of working, new faces and new lingo in a short, short time frame. This job will only be 5 months so I’m basically going to be thrown into the deep end without a life jacket. It’s very scary. Plus, the woman who is head of this is going out on maternity leave so I really won’t have many people to turn to for help. It’ll be really scary, but also, really invigorating. I spent so much time being told what needs to be done without much of a say in the matter. Now, I’m going to call the shots and have my voice heard. People are going to come to me and ask me what I think. It’s exciting, thrilling and motivating. As scared as I am of something so new, I’m also just beyond excited.

Because this new start begins next week, I’m taking FULL advantage of my last relaxing week at home. I’ve gotten used to staying home, sleeping in, playing with Oscar all day, having time to play around in the kitchen and garden outside.

Leaving this face is going to be HARD. VERY, VERY hard.  But I’m ready to get back to the working world. My pencil skirts and shift dresses are crying out to be worn again 🙂

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  1. Posted by Alicia on
    Thursday, July 14th, 2011
    So exciting! Congrats! You will be great!
  2. Posted by Jill on
    Thursday, July 14th, 2011
    Congratulation on the new gig! That photo of Oscar hopping up the stairs is adorbs.
  3. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Thursday, July 14th, 2011
    I'm so happy for you and your new job! You are going to rock at it, I just know it. :)
  4. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Friday, July 15th, 2011
  5. Posted by Steph C on
    Friday, July 15th, 2011
    So happy to hear about the new job!! Congrats, lady!!!
  6. Posted by kjpugs on
    Saturday, July 16th, 2011
    Congrats on the new job!!!! That's wonderful news!
  7. Posted by Katie C on
    Sunday, July 17th, 2011
    Yay for a new job! I can't wait to hear all about it!
  8. Posted by Jill @ Dulce Dough on
    Monday, July 25th, 2011
    Congratulations and best of luck to you!