Wow. They say that there are some things that will happen to you that are truly life-changing. When you go though three (and four, if we double one out as it has happened twice), you’ll find yourself a bit shaken up.
And that’s really where I am today. A bit shaken up. While I know this is all so amazing, and I’m one of the truly lucky ones, I’m still fairly exhausted from everything that has and will happen. That probably won’t totally subside until January (of course, right?!?), but I know there’s an end goal, and that’s what is really great about all of this.
Let’s kick off with the good (or bittersweet, depending on your outlook) news: I have gotten a new job! ShopAtHome.com has been so insanely good to me and working there has been an amazing experience but, like all things, it was time to take the next step. So, I’ve taken a position as Social Media Marketing Analyst in Seattle.
But with that also means that I’ll be making a move… to Seattle. This is new territory for me; I’ve been to Seattle before and thoroughly loved it. I’m excited for this new opportunity to meet new people and get out of my comfort zone, but I’m also – understandably – scared. While I do have friends out there, it puts me farther away from my family, which is definitely hard. But none of them have been to Seattle before; so new trips for them!
So, here comes the sad news: about two months ago, C. and I decided that it would be best if I moved out. Since this was such a personal thing in my life, it was hard for me to find a way to share this with you guys, especially since I don’t want to betray any of C.’s privacy in sharing too much. I do love him terribly, but we’re currently on different paths (which, with this relocation to Seattle have become even more different). He’s still very much in my life but in a new way and, while that has at times been heart-wrenching, we know that the move was in both of our best interests.
For those of you who have been emailing me concerned, I hope now I’ve alleviated some of your worry. I think that every good step in life requires a little fear and some risk… without that risk, there would be no rewards. Am I scared? Most definitely. Do I think it will be worth it? I do. I truly do.
This is your chance to ask any questions or voice your opinions about all of this (please, for my sake, keep it clean and courteous), so feel free to do it via comment or, if you want your message to be more personal (and I totally understand and respect that), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please respect the fact that I may not want to answer any personal questions, but I’ll try to do my best with everything.