Let’s begin with this: I confess what I’m about to announce has been hard for me to format into a blog post and I have no idea why.
I’ve been trying to figure out how best to explain myself for several days and now I sit at my desk determined not to leave it (except to refill my coffee) until I finish. I’m too impatient and bursting with happiness for my own writing hang-up. So I’m going to follow my friend Laura of Life with Lolo’s lead and give this over-the-moon announcement the light-heartedness it needs by linking up for #hashtaghumpday. And since it is Humpday, let’s go with a confessions spin to link up with Alanna & Company, Plucky in Love, Life by Nadinelynn, and More Coffee, Less Talky.
I confess I have been withholding big and exciting news. Gigantic, life-changing, I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening news. #areyoureadytocelebrate
On January 4th, 2016 you will find me beginning my first day of work at a digital marketing firm in Sacramento!
That’s right, I’ve accepted a position in my dream career field! It took three years of hoping and wishing, five months of applying myself, and so much dedicated persistence to go after what I want. I’ve done it, I’m entering the profession I am so passionate about and this particular position will provide the opportunity to grow, learn, and flourish. #igotmydreamjob
I confess taking my first step into a marketing career is not the only reason I am so unbelievably happy. If you remember from my “About Me” page, my boyfriend lives in Sacramento and we have been in a long distance relationship for five months. The process of me moving out there has been the most emotionally challenging experience of my life—I can’t begin to count how many tears have been shed as one obstacle after another have come up. #butletsnotdwellonthepast
And yet here we are. I am so proud of Jake and our relationship as we overcome problems again and again. I will be jumping into his arms in seventeen days, marking the end of this long distance relationship and the beginning of our new life together. Christmas miracles really do come true! (See Dear Santa, All I Want For Christmas Is… to fully understand the importance of this news). #ilovemyman
I confess things are a little frantic now that I’m suddenly moving halfway across the country in two and a half weeks. Jake and I are scrambling to find a place to live (which is much harder when you have a large dog), I have to repack a whole bunch of boxes, and wrap up those odds and ends here in Colorado. #stressofmoving
I also confess I am sad to leave Colorado. I’m a proud Coloradan who loves winter, but what’s more is that I will be saying goodbye to my loving parents. We are a close family and it won’t be easy moving so far away from them, even with the abundance of possibilities waiting for me in California.
I confess I have been in a better mood these past five days than I have been all year. I think I’m still somewhat in shock that this is all actually happening. After months of waiting and hoping, suddenly everything is moving at top speed. There are still so many details to work out, but I have complete faith that it will all fall into place accordingly. I can’t stop smiling. I can’t stop planning 2016 with renewed purpose. I can’t stop checking my phone app’s countdown until five minutes after I get off the plane and am reunited with the love of my life. #remindmyselftobreathe
I confess I am the happiest person in the world and I want to shout it from the mountaintop!