October 24, 2016

The Sun Shines Brightest After the Rain AKA I HAVE A JOB

Thank you friends for your love on Friday. The post came together in fifteen minutes and I almost deleted it because it was so sad. Yet, I knew I needed to put those words out into the universe. They needed to leave my head and become less powerful in the world. I cried on my way to work because I felt so disheartened and fearful. The anticipation and unknown was pulling my soul down and I felt helpless to turn my mood around.

I'm forever grateful to my friends. The ones who sent emails to me when I turned comments off. Who texted me just to check in on my heart. The ones who called and reassured me it would all come together and the right decision would play out no matter what. You turned my drizzly miserable morning into just another rainy day and wiped away the clouds covering my eyes.

After all the tears, fears, drama, interviews, resumes, near misses, no response emails and phone calls left unanswered it came. After all the waiting and double teaching days while working the front desk of a gym for minimum wage, it came. The call I've been waiting to answer for so long. Finally, the voice on the line said "We'd like to offer you the job"!

Yes, friends, yes! I am no longer just working part time. I am now a FULL TIME employee with a steady paycheck, benefits, 401K, sick leave and vacation. FINALLY! FREAKING FINALLY!


My Friday afternoon turned around in a matter of minutes and now my future is busy, busy, busy as I get ready to prepare for my new gig. This will be something completely new, as I've never managed people before, but will also be something I know as I've learned a lot in the fitness world the past few months.

I grabbed celebratory champs and cupcakes to share with Le Husband Friday night and he brought me home flowers, peanut butter M&Ms and a card. After so many heartbreaking talks and tears it was such a joy to celebrate a success together. Saturday brought about a charity kickball tournament with friends and many congrats were given my way when people asked what I was doing down in the area.  It's so much easier explaining our move now that we both are employed full-time. No one cares, I know, but constantly saying 'I only work part time at a gym' was beginning to get depressing. No more. No more down in the dumps. No more silent pity parties at night as I struggle with our move.

This post comes to you from the deck as I watch the sun set over the lake. Fall colors are blooming everywhere and the temperatures are once again mild making porch sitting with wine possible. I don't expect the future to be easy or perfect, but I finally feel as though we are moving in the right direction. We are both taking a step forward and my confidence in other parts of our life falling into place is once again high. Thank you for being here. For reading this and for being there during the dark moments. Your comments, emails, texts, private thoughts and prayers mean more than you could ever possibly know. I wish you all the best Monday of the year. < 3

24 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Congratulations girl!! That is such a huge weight lifted off of your shoulders I'm sure!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

YAY! Congratulations girl! So excited for you and your new opportunity! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Nikki said...

I'm so stinkin excited for you! I know you will rock this job! You are awesome! xoxo

Carly Blogs Here said...

I'm so happy and excited for you! You will be amazing in your new position!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!! so happy for you; congratulations and what a great way to start off the weekend :)

Chelsea said...

So exciting :) congrats!!! Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Yay! Congrats! So exciting!

LMW said...

Again congrats and so proud of you and your persistence in this change of life plan. Here's to new things and new adventures and full time job!

Sierra @ Beautifully Candid said...

Congratulations on the job offer!!! Waiting is always the hardest part. All the best in your new position. Beautifully Candid

Marie said...

Congrats on the job offer. That is so wonderful!! Best of luck in your new job.

Katie Elizabeth said...

I am so behind on blog reading and just read your last post.. and then saw this one and it made me so happy! Congratulations girly! You totally deserve this and I'm so proud of you for hanging in there! You are going to do amazing things at your new job!

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

Congrats girl! So excited for you!

Jen said...

I am so excited for you!!!

Brianne said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

The Pink Growl said...

WHOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Congrats!!! Timing is everything isn't it?? Love that Le Hubs brought home flowers and m&ms. He's definitely my fav for that!!

JumpingJE said...

You will be so amazing and I know you're ready to tackle this challenge and every other challenge that comes your way. I'm so excited for you and hope to celebrate soon in person!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Congrats girl!! I know how disheartening and disappointing things can feel when your chips are down, but I'm glad you are up and ready to tackle this new role! I have a feeling you are going to be fantastic in this new role!

Myra said...

I am so happy for you my sweet friend! You are incredible and I'm so glad to hear it all finally come together. You are going to be amazing!!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

girl CONGRATS. i really am so happy for you. you deserve all of this and more.

Erin LFF said...

Oh girlfriend, I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! :) Cheersing you from afar!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I am SO happy for you!!!

Laura Darling said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news!!

Tracy said...

I was SO happy for you when I saw this on IG! You must be on top of the world!