Friday, May 17, 2013


Definition of SABBATICALsabbaticalnoun

1:  a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment)


And that's exactly what I've done, in many aspects of my life.


These past few weeks, something had to give in order for me to maintain my sanity. 
And sadly, it was le blog.


You know that saying in which people tend to mistreat certain people in their life because they know those people will be the first to forgive? 

Well, my friends, please forgive me for being absent.


I have felt nothing short of a juggler this month. 
I've been training at the new place, then back at the old job to train my replacement and now finally full time in my new position as of Monday. 

It's been a whirlwind. 


And honestly, more of an emotional whirlwhind than I expected.  Last Friday was my last day in my previous position and I had to fight back tears on my drive in.  Things have been moving so quickly that I hadn't taken any time to actually feel  

And Friday. I finally felt.

And there were tears. And there was beer...and then wine...which led to Karaoke. So all in all, I'd day I bid a great farewell to an even greater chapter of my life.

I made some beautiful friendships over these past couple years, and for that I'll forever be thankful.

I was at a marketing event the other morning and happened to be listening to a presentation on streamlining work flow. Oddly enough, the first slide boast this quote:

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” --Sydney J Harris

I always try to embrace change like I would an old friend. With a huge smile & open arms. But lets be honest, change can really suck ass sometimes.

It's scary. It's overwhelming. It's new. It's unknown.

Its also exhilarating & challenging.

But most of all....

It's growth. And that's a feeling I love.



Take a big deep breath! It will all be worth it!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

So exciting, and also bittersweet and daunting. Change is good. Growth is excellent.

Best of luck in your new position!

Casey said...

Ahhh this post hits home for me right now for SO SO SO many reasons. You have no idea. If only you were sitting at my kitchen table with a bottle of wine right now...

Unknown said...

I totally get it. Big deep breaths friend!

Kait said...

I've missed you pretty lady! XOXO

MarlaJan said...

Change can be wonderful, and I ave no doubt you will shine in this new position! Good luck tomorrow.

PS- Beer + wine + karaoke = amazeballs send off!

Sarah said...

Love that quote!!!

Hope the transition is going well and getting easier!

Unknown said...

Finally catching up on my blogs and congrats on all the new changes! I'm starting a new job next monday and have been feeling the EXACT same way. It's nice to know that someone else is in the same boat. Hope things are going well for you!