Monday, January 4, 2016

My Big Announcement

No, I'm not engaged, pregnant, or quitting my job to blog full time. So if that's what you were looking for- sorry to disappoint! But in my life, this is equally as exciting. I've been alluding to a big life change over the past few weeks, but I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it and wasn't able to fit it in before 2016 began. So here it is. I'm moving!
My Big Announcement
For those of you who have been around/reading for a while, you're probably aware that I moved up to Virginia for a job opportunity a few years ago. It was something I just couldn't pass up, although I was completely intimidated because I didn't know anybody in the metro-DC area when I moved. I'm a creature of habit (and human!) so this was a really difficult decision to make and an even more difficult transition to adjust to. But I couldn't be more excited that I took the plunge. I was slowly but surely able to make friends, become more independent, and really focus on my budding career.

In October it was brought to my attention that there was an opening in my company back home in Georgia! Y'all know that I'm a Christian and I can't explain the situation better than saying it was absolutely a God thing. The territory that opened up happens to include the town that I grew up in- that my family still lives in- and is close enough to Atlanta for me to live within the city near my friends. To put it plainly, I WANTED this position with every fiber of my being and began the process to pursue an interview immediately. Many conversations, tears, and plans later- I accepted the opportunity with a start date of January 4th!

Things basically transpired in a tornado-like fashion. I broke my lease at my apartment, signed a lease at a (BEAUTIFUL) new apartment in Atlanta, set-up a move, MOVED, and got my stuff settled into a storage unit all before Christmas. My apartment isn't ready until this weekend, so I've been lucky enough to be able to stay with my sister and brother-in-law until I can start getting settled.

This is a HUGE AMAZING WONDERFUL LIFE-CHANGING answer to my prayers and I'm so appreciative to have the opportunity to return home. I'm hoping that I'll be able to keep up my momentum here on the blog, but if things slow down for a little bit- y'all know why. I'll be back. Thank you for your support and Happy New Year! :)

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Sometimes you just have to jump headfirst into God's plans :)

    XoLindsay
    Sugar & Something

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  2. This is so exciting!! My family is from Atlanta, so I love the area too–so awesome that you get to work there! Congratulations on the new job!


    Alexandra Adams | X-Height-Ment

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  3. I love that you are following God's calling for you! I love Atlanta! It is one of my favorite cities!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  4. Congrats!
    That's so exciting for you :)
    It'll be nice to be so close to your family again.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  5. Congratulations! So excited you're moving back to your home state!

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  6. Congrats! I consider Atlanta one of my second homes because I've been there so many times growing up!

    xoxo
    Amy | pastelnpink.blogspot.com

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  7. Woah, that's awesome! I'm super happy for you. Good luck with your move!

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  8. YAY!!! This is so awesome!!!! Hope your first day in the new role/city is fantastic. xox, Kristin

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  9. Congratualtions! Moving out for the first time is so exciting, treasure every moment and have fun decorating and finding your own aesthetic!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  10. CONGRATS! Such a great way to start of 2016!

    XOXO
    mQs

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  11. Congratulations on this exciting opportunity!!

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  12. So exciting for you! Congrats!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  13. Oh my gosh congratulations on this exciting life event!!! Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

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  14. Oh my gosh!! So exciting!! Congratulations on the huge move. So happy for you.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  15. Congrats!!! That's so great and exciting. My company has another office in Atlanta and I've heard great things about it!

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  16. Congratulations!! What a great way to start the year off.

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  17. Wow this is so great!! I'm super excited for you and can't wait to see the great things you accomplish in your new home :)

    X,
    Cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

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  18. CONGRATS MY DEAR! That is so so amazing! I am so happy you got your answer to your prayers and are happy back in GA! Come to Nashville for a visit!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  19. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Congratulations, sweet girl :) Excited to see how God will continue to work in your life in 2016!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  20. Congrats!! That sounds like a dream job, I'm glad everything worked out for you!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

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  21. OMG I am so excited for you! Please post pics of your new apartment! This is definitely God's work!
    xx
    Lauren

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  22. Congratulations! Sounds like a perfect opportunity!

    HashtagFabLife

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  23. Wow!! Moving is always stressful... but exciting! BEST of luck with your move girl!!

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  24. Congrats on your new job and being close to family - that's the best!

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  25. Congrats! I'm so glad you're so excited about this! Good luck with all of your endeavors!

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  26. Congrats on your big move!! So exciting to start the year off with exciting adventures ahead!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  27. That sounds amazing and like just what you needed. Being home/nearby family is such a blessing. Congratulations on your big announcement! It sounds wonderful!

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  28. Congratulations!!!!

    So happy for you - god is good :-)

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  29. OMG! THAT'S SO EXCITING!!! I love how you said it was a GOD thing. Most things are and it's so great how things come together!

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  30. Congrats!!! I was in DC for two years and had to move back home to NC. It was the best thing I ever did! You definitely won't regret it :)

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  31. Congrats! I'm so glad you're in a job that you love and in a place you love!
    Shaguna
    <a href="http://www.goldandhearts.com”>gold&hearts</a>

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  32. God always has a way of working things out, as long as we put our trust in Him and not try to control every aspect of our life! Congratulations on the new life developments, sounds like you're in a really good place in life. I'm only 1.5 hours away from Atlanta, so if you're ever up in the Chattanooga area, would love to grab a cup of coffee! Hope your new job is going well! XO

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  33. God works in amazing ways! So happy for you to be so much closer to home <3

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