Friday, July 27, 2012

New Beginnings



I quit my job. 


Full of mixed emotions, yesterday was one of the hardest goodbyes I have ever had to say. Sadly, I packed up my desk, turned in my badge and blackberry, ate lunch with my team at my favorite restaurant, and said my final goodbyes to my work family who I had grown so close to.

Although I definitely will not miss my 40 minute commutes, there is a lot that I will miss. I will forever treasure my experiences, friendships and adventures from the past 20 months in my Marketing & PR Specialist role.
Goodbye gifts: Two bottles of my favorite champagne! A card for each day of my first week at my new job. A "first week survival" tumbler, filled with new pens, nail polish, chapstick and more {how cute, right?}! And a poster of quotes from each team member with pictures of my favorite things.
Of course I couldn't say goodbye without leaving on a sweet note! So, I whipped up some carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. 

But, it is crazy what God gives you when you pray for new beginnings...
...a new door has been opened to an exciting adventure!
 
I start a brand new job in Uptown Charlotte on Monday! It seems so surreal that this new job, one that I cannot wait to begin, is mine! There will be so much to learn, new friendships to make, and experiences to gain. I am so excited and thankful for it all.


{Matt and I celebrated over dinner last night in Uptown at The Capital Grille}

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50 comments:

  1. Aahhhh, I am so excited for you! What a lucky gal you are to have such a supportive team that you have worked with -- when I quit my last job, they gave me a cardboard box to assist with the move (HA!). You will love working in uptown CLT - how exciting! I can't wait to hear more details about it. Cheers!

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  2. Congrats! It's always exciting starting a new job, especially if it's something you really look forward to!

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  3. WOOHOO congrats girlie! new beginnings are scary but can bring great reward :)! xoo

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  4. Congratulations on the new job! I think you have the cleanest desk I've ever seen. ;)

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  5. So excited for your new adventure! I can't wait to hear all about it!!

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  6. Congratulation on a new chapter! Love your blog!
    I was a KD at UCF!

    I love your purse in the pic of your desk!
    Have to ask where it's from????
    AOT,
    Melissa

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  7. How sweet - I love the cards for every day of your new job! And those cupcakes look amazing -- send some to KY! :)

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  8. Congratulations on your new adventure!! :)

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  9. Congrats & good luck!! Can't wait to hear how it goes! And what a cute send off from your co-workers! Need to remember those cute ideas to use :)

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  10. Congratulations on the new job! Can't wait to hear more about it! It must have been really hard to leave such great co-workers!

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  11. Congratulations on your new chapter! What an exciting time. Your co-workers were so sweet and thoughtful with your first week survival kit!

    I'm loving your Gator Desktop - Where did you find it? That is a necessity for Football Season

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  12. Congrats sweet girl! Saying goodbye is always hard but I bet your new position will be wonderful ;)

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  13. What sweet co-workers you have! And congrats on the new job...I'm sure you'll be all kinds of awesome!

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  14. SOOOOO flipping excited that your coming to my neck of the woods in Uptown! Lunch dates, walking and flower picking is definitely in store for us! GOOD LUCK on Monday! Love you!

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  15. Uptown!?? We'll have to do lunch soon!
    What building are you in? I work in the bldg. attached to Capital Grille.
    Email me and let me know. You might be coming to work at my company??
    Bank?
    let me know and congrats!

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  16. SO SO exciting!!! all of your going-away-gifts were just too cute! new positions are so fun - the challenge, the excitement of something new! you'll love it, i'm sure!! see ya 'round uptown! xoxox

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  18. Girlfriend, I am so happy for you. When I was puppy sitting in NoDa the other week, I thought of how crazy your commute must be. Can't wait to hear about this new job! So excited for all the changes and new beginnings for both of us! Yay!

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  19. Congratulations on your new job!!! Your coworkers are too sweet!

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  20. many many congrats on the new job! i'm sure you'll be missed sorely!

    I just stumbled upon your blog last week and have been so inspired and motivated by your uplifting posts. As a bride getting married in a few short months, I find your wedding posts particularly inspiring, and you make me basically just want to work harder to be a better person! I'm so happy I found your little corner of the interwebs, and I wish you all the best.

    I actually hail from KD at SJSU (Gamma Iota chapter!)...no wonder I feel such a bond! :)

    AOT,
    Dabay

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  21. Congrats on the new job! Thats so exciting!

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  22. Congratulations!!! that is awesome! :) LOVE charlotte!

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  23. your old work pals are so sweet! congrats on the new opportunity, it sounds great!

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  24. Congratulations! I agree with a comment above, you're desk is too cute!! Good luck at the new job :) Seems like all things you do turn out great and I'm sure this endeavor will be too!!

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  25. So many of us that follow your blog don't know you personally, but I'm sure we'd all agree that you seem like such a sweetheart and we are all very excited for your new journey! Looking forward to reading all about it (and seeing all the fab pictures to go along with it!).

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  26. Congrats on your new position! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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  27. congrats on the new job! so exciting. those cupcakes are so cute, love the frosting technique!

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  28. Congrats on your new job! Hurray for sleeping a little bit longer with a shorter commute. :) I look forward to reading all about your new journey!

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  29. How exciting?! So happy for you and your new adventure. Can't wait to hear all about your new job :)

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  30. SO bittersweet!! What amazing co-workers you have, err-had. Good luck at your new job!!

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  31. Your co-workers were so sweet to make you feel so loved on your final days there! Love the cards for every day at your new job and the goodies! So nice! I'm sure it is bittersweet leaving your old job, but change is good! You have the right attitude! :)

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  32. Congratulations honey!! So excited for you!

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  33. First, your office looks perfect and amazing. Second, your good bye gifts were super thoughtful. and thirdly, congratulations on your new adventure! Starting a new job is very daunting and exciting all at the same time.

    I'd love if you could link back to the link-up in your post! Thanks for participating!

    Lindsey

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  34. how very exciting!

    come say hello at nichollvincent.blogspot.com and have a great day!

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  35. What a fun and exciting time! You are gonna do great at your new job. Also those cupcakes look completely divine!

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  36. Congrats on the new job! It's always an exciting thing to start a new chapter with new friends and new experiences! :)

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  37. Loving your goodbye gifts!! A different card for every day is so sweet!! Congrats on the new job!

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  38. Congrats on the new job - hope your first week goes well! Found your blog through the link-up and I adore it - I am your newest follower.

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  39. Congrats on the new job! my job story is kind of like yours...I quit my job of 7 years, trusting God with my NEW job! :)

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  40. New jobs are so much fun, but also very scary! I also work in Marketing, I wouldn't change it for anything! It always keeps you on your feet. Good luck at your new job :)

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  41. Congrats on the new job! Sounds like a fun, new adventure!

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  42. I'm just poppin in from the link up.

    What a blessing it is for you to have such an amazing send off. I'm sure you've made some great friendships that will last a lifetime!

    Good luck at the new job, I give you a TON of credit for starting fresh and presuing your dreams!

    -Holly @ Everyday's a Holly-Day

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  43. MMM that steak looked delicious! Ha:) And I loved your gator screensaver! ;) New follower!

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