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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: The Hard Stuff

I apologize for my weeklong hiatus from blogging.  However, I received an opportunity that absolutely scared the hell out of me... and I knew that I had to take it.

About a month ago, I received a phone call from a CEO in our community.  He wanted to interview me for a position that had recently opened up with the firm he manages.  He had always been so nice to me, so I agreed to hear him out strictly out of respect.  We met for breakfast the next day.  I had no intention of taking the job, but the more I heard, the more I realized I would be crazy to turn it down.  A raise, opportunities to travel, great retirement benefits, the opportunity to become certified in the line of work - they could all be mine.  All I had to do was leave my cozy job - my first job post-grad, a job with co-workers that are some of the best people you will ever meet, a job with an adorable little office that I had decorated exactly how I wanted it, a job that I excelled at.

So I thought a lot, and I prayed a lot more.  I talked to my dad who works in Human Resources.  I talked to my boyfriend who had recently switched jobs.  I talked to the CEO at the company I was employed with.  And I listened to my gut.

Two weeks ago yesterday, I put in my notice.  I sat down with my boss, and I think I was bawling before I even got the words out.  Why?  Because the hardest part of leaving my job was telling her.  That conversation was one of the top five hardest things I've ever had to do.  I had nightmares about it all weekend and prepared for the worst.  Do you know what my boss did?  She hugged me.  She gave me her blessing.  She told me how excited she was for me.

As you're reading this, I'm on my first day at my new job.  I'm not sure what the transition from small business development to economic development will be like, but I'm excited to figure it out.

I hope that you won't be afraid of "the hard stuff."  I hope that if there's a wonderful opportunity staring you in the face, that you'll take it... especially if it scares the hell out of you.

Happy Wednesday, loves.

XX,

SS

34 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job! I know how hard it can be to accept change, I've moved so many times that change is something I've very familiar with. It never really gets easy to accept change, but sometimes change can be good.

    Running Alyssa

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  2. Congratulations!! Sound like you made a good decision :) p.s. just started following your blog and I love it :)

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  3. Congrats, girl!!! Can't wait to hear more :)

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  4. Oh congrats on the new job! Big leaps are scary and I wish you the best with your transition! I studied dev. econ in college and loved it!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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  5. Congratulations!! God has perfect timing and I'm sure this will be the right move for you!! Good luck girl!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  6. So happy for you!!
    Congrats again!
    You will be fabulous at your new job.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  7. I just started a new job a few months ago and I know how hard it can be to start over (and tell your boss you're leaving), but this is exciting news! What a wonderful opportunity for you, congrats girl!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness congratulations girl!!! I can understand why you would be hesitant especially if you truly love your current job and coworkers but it sounds like the opportunity was too great to pass up. I hope your new job is a space you feel comfortable growing and achieving!

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  9. Congratulations on being so brave and taking this new leap! You're so inspiring :) I can't wait to hear more about this new job (& see all the fab outfits you'll be wearing!) I'm also super glad to see a new blog post from you!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  10. Congratulations! It seems like you made the right decision. I'm excited for you!

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  11. I know I already said it on twitter but oh congratulations! Your message at the end about not sweating the hard stuff is really great. I hope you enjoy your new job! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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  12. Congratulations!! That's awesome! I'll be praying for you :) I'm glad you've been given such an awesome opportunity!

    Maddy
    ncsweetheart.blogspot.com

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  13. Love love love this! I'm so proud of you! This is such an amazing opportunity and you definitely made the right decision! You have been such a blessing as I'm searching for my first post-grad job and I know you'll do just fabulously at your new job! I hope your first day was absolutely perfect!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

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  14. Ah!! Congrats!!!!! You deserve this! I can't wait to follow along throughout this new journey of yours. :) SO proud of you, girl!

    xo
    Lauren
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  15. That is so exciting! Congratulations! Cheers, E

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  16. I am so so so proud of you! What an amazing opportunity for you! I know you will do nothing but the best!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  17. I'm not sure why exactly, but I got massive chills all over me as I read this. Like, MASSIVE chills. It's such a terrifying thing to leave your comfort zone; to leave behind everything that you're so used to and enter new territory, essentially the wilderness.

    Nonetheless, I'm sure you made the choice for a reason. I wish you lots of luck! Do update us, yeah?

    May x | THE MAYDEN

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  18. That's so exciting! I know how hard of a decision it can be, but I'm glad you decided to take the opportunity because you can only grow through challenging yourself and experiencing new things. I hope you enjoyed your first day at your new job though!

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

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  19. Congrats! That's exciting. I'm not always the best at making hard decisions either, but sometimes we just have to go for it. And I'm glad you did. I hope your new job is amazing!


    xoxo
    alexis-reliford.com

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  20. Congratulations! I am so excited for you. This post was so good. It reminded me how I also cried before I could even tell my manager I was leaving (it was my first job and I absoulutely loved it) - and yes, it was absolutely terrifying. However, God is so faithful. I pray that He blesses you SO much more than you imagine with this new job. :-)

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  21. Congratulations on the new job!

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  22. Congrats! That's amazing! Leaving can be so hard, I had to leave a great job because of other opportunities. It seems like you made an amazing choice!
    xoxo

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  23. I think you made the right move! Congratulations on the new position, I hope you love it!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  24. Good luck with your new job! I'm sure it was hard to switch!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  25. It's okay to leave your job, for this amazing opportunity. It sounds like you loved your old ob very much, but think of this as a new chapter. I think it's amazing you got a new job. It sounds great! Good luck <3
    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  26. Congratulations!! it´s hard to make such difficult decisions but it´s a great opportunity and you´ll get the better of it! wish you the best luck!
    xx, Natali

    100% natural & homemade cosmetics => sano sanisimo

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  27. I'm so proud of you and I don't even personally know you Dana! Good for you. I can't wait to read all about your new gig and how you transition. I have a feeling you're going to kill it. (:

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  28. Congratulations in taking the leap! I know how scary it can be, I went from working two jobs (a Montessori teacher and helping a friend to promote his very small property magazine) to a personal assistant to a CEO. It was extremely scary and intimidating but it was the best decision. By the time I left Malaysia, I was working in the biggest oil & gas company in the country. Wishing you all the best and I know you'll do great. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  29. Omg, congratulations!! It is scary to dive into the unexpected but if it's a good opportunity, then there's no reason you shouldn't go for it! Best of luck with everything :)

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  30. Congratulations sweetie!!!! This sounds like a great opportunity and I'm so glad that you took advantage of it. I just know you will be blessed here and can't wait to hear more about it in the future as you get settled in.

    xo. A Peachy Sonder

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  31. Congrats! I hope your first week went well!!!

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