First, I apologize for my lack of communication these last couple weeks. I have been unable to do much blog commenting, emailing, posting, and pretty much anything fun. But big change always accompanies a little inconvenience and soon I hope to be back to blogging and catching up with all of you. So please don’t delete me from your bloglines just yet. There is good stuff to come–promise.
So yes, big change. I am moving to Colorado. Today.
I made the decision a few weeks ago and since it has been a mad house trying to get my life in order to be ready to move. I am moving for a job I am so crazy excited about that this time in my own personal moving nightmare will be worth it. At least it better be. I HATE moving. This is the kind of job I have been waiting for without knowing it was out there to actively seek. Let me explain…
My baby sister graduated from college about 2 years ago. She had a two month struggle of finding the right path/job but then was given her dream starter job which has grown into her full fledged dream job. Two months after graduating and Bri is skipping to work loving every minute of her day. I must admit I was jealous. I mean here I am 8 years after graduating from college and I have a good job, decent career, and I like it–but I don’t love it. I want to be passionate about what I am selling and talking about day after day. Then a co-worker gave her 2 weeks to go work for a scrapbooking magazine. She is passionate about scrapbooking and when this job came her way, she jumped on it. She wrote me an email a couple months after she left telling me about the happiness she has found in her new job. The email sent me into a light depression. I just couldn’t let the thought alone that it is what I should do.
Fast forward a couple months and I by chance stumble upon a job that exactly matches my professional experience to my personal interests. I applied and you know the rest. Only problem, taking this job means moving and leaving in Salt Lake the best roommate ever :
the babies (not mine of course, my brother’s–I have no babies):
Ryan likes cookies.
How can you not love that face?
So grown up.
my friends, my restaurants, my shops, my LYS, my SnB group (miss you guys), and my best friends–my siblings. (sorry no time to find pictures of all these things)
Change is hard. My Mom once sent me an eraser when she was trying to get me to end an unhealthy relationship, the eraser says “smart girls make changes.” I feel very very smart this week. But also a little nervous.
I promise I will be back as soon as I can with new projects to show off and some new crafts I want to take on. I don’t know what kind of internet access I will have right away–still don’t know where I am going to live–but I will check in as soon as I can. This will be an adventure and I’ll keep you posted. Promise.
The following 51 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
You aren’t already gone, are you? We don’t get to have a going-away SnB night?
I’m very happy for you, securing your dream job! YOU ROCK!
GOOD LUCK!! Mozel Tov! Following your bliss is the right thing to do. See you in a couple of weeks!
good luck with the move and congratulations!
Erin! I’ll miss you, but I am so glad that you have this fabulous opportunity. I am still looking for my dream job, so I understand the importance of finding it.
CONGRATULATIONS! Rest assured, we’ll be here waiting when your adventures settle down.
Congratulations! Wishing you all the best 🙂
Congratulations and good luck! What an adventure–I think it is totally worth it to do something you love doing for work, you are doing the work for most of your awake hours you may as well be smiling about it!
Okay, so I am a lurker, but…
You’re moving HERE? To Colorado? But that’s fabulous! I mean, change is definitely hard, but you’ve got the prospect of your dream job, and hopefully you’ll find it not too hard to adjust here. The people here are, for the most part, outgoing and friendly. Plus we have some great yarn stores! And not enough knitters!
Will you be near the Denver area? Do you know anyone here? Twenty questions, I know, but feel free to email me if you are so inclined!
You’ll be so happy in your new job.
See you in October!
congratulations! change is hard, but good for you for following your heart!
and thanks so much for my gilmore package, it was great!!!
Good luck! Change is, indeed, very hard, but usually well worth the effort. Congratulations!
Erin – I am so incredibly excited for your new journey…and I definitely want to come visit. I promise to take care of your best roommate ever in San Francisco and you can come visit us soon!!!!! I love you dearly…truly/madly/deeply… : ) Safe Travels! (Enter Gilmore Girls theme song)
You are brave!! But I’m sure you’ll love your new job and Colorado. Where in Colorado? Hopefully you’ll be close to Estes park!
Oh Good Luck! Sounds so very exciting. It takes a lot of courage to jump right in there and follow our dreams! My thoughts and good vibes will be with you!! Hello, Colorado!
Unfortunately, we spend more hours at work then with the people we love, so having a job that makes you happy is a gift! Good luck with your move!
I’m so glad you’ve followed your dreams!! 🙂 Best of luck in everything. 🙂
Wow! Congratulations on the move! 🙂
I am so happy for you – good luck with move and what courage you have to give something new a try and move to get it!
Look forward to hearing about your lovely job and very curious what job you are going to hold!
Good luck my friend.
Congratulations on finding your dream job! Some people never do. Change definitely is hard. I hope everything goes smoothly for you!
Wow, you are brave AND smart AND a great knitter. Thanks for being inspiring to those of us who maybe haven’t figured out that we can skip to work each day, and all the best in your move and new life! We’ll be here when you are ready for us.
and PS… THANK YOU so much!!!!!!!
Erin, I am so excited for you! I know what you mean about a job you skip to. That really is how I feel about my job at IHS. You’ll only be one state away…. not to shabby. Good Luck! Aloha Oe. Love ya! Cass and the Palmer gang!!
I just know that this is going to be a wonderful move for you. And your mother is one very smart lady – you should knit a t-shirt with that message in it. Best of luck!
I am always so inspired by people who take choose to take the leaps life offers us. Congratulations and I can’t wait to hear updates!!
Best of luck with the move. Sounds very well thought-through. It sounds like an adventure and change is good, if not inevitable. Take good care!
Best of luck with your new job! Congratulations on making the change!
Well, welcome to Colorado!
Congratulations! That is awesome. Where in Colorado will you be? I hope you’re coming to Denver!!! Let me know if you need help with finding a place and anything else.
Good luck with the move! How exciting….you will have many new adventures in Colorado and I look forward to hearing all when you return.
Good luck, and congratulations on finding your dream job!
Congratulations on following your dream! Moving does suck, I know, and leaving your family is so hard too, but I hope you find all the happiness you can stand in your new job!
Congrats on finding your dream job! I hope your move goes smoothly. How very exciting. I look forward to reading about your adventure
Now, I’ve seen lots of pics of you and your beautiful sis and I have to admit that those smiles don’t seem to reach all the way up to your eyes.
However, speaking as someone who does work her dream job (sounds crazy, I know) it is an invaluable opportunity to experience the bubble of happiness that will expand in your heart each day on your way to work. Seriously–I get happy EVERY DAY as I drive to work. That’s mighty cool.
I know it’s a tough call, but I think you made the right one. And who knows what the future will bring? Plus, air fare isn’t too bad so you can pop home to SLC any old time. Try to make it on a Tuesday once in awhile, will ya?
When you get settled send me your address and I’ll send you some soap.
I’m so excited for you! Wait, is this the same job you were telling me about? Details! More details!
It’s scary to leave the known for the unknown (been there done that!), but it can be such a great experience! Even though you’ll always miss the things you love about home, you’ll find a whole new set of different things to love about where you’re going. I think that’s true of any place you go.
I hope you are happy and wish you the best with this new job! I’m excited to hear how things are going!
Hey there! Good luck on the move, I hope your new job brings you new happiness. What part of CO are you moving to? It’s so beautiful there, and so much fun stuff to do.
Good Luck. It sound like all the changes will come with a big reward at the end.
I can only hope that I am as lucky in my upcoming job changes.
Wow, how exciting! Congratulations!!!! Colorado? Not much can be better than that (IMHO). Where in CO? I will be visiting there this summer (Breckenridge/Estes Park area).
Congratulations on making such a big change! The world is your oyster! I can’t wait to see what it in store for you! Best of luck!!
I am so totally excited for you! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see you start posting again about your new adventure.
Congrats on the new job and big move! I know how stressful that can be… I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. I’m sure all will be well though.
Congratulations! It’s so exciting and totally nerve wracking making decisions like this and going out on a limb. But cheers to you for doing it. I can’t wait to hear about the new job and the new place and all the newness of life. Blessings for the whole process of moving and changing.
Moving can be such a hassle but the excitement of a new place and a new beginning is so much fun! Congratulations on finding your dream job. I’m sure you will find lots of new knitters to knit with and a new lys that you’ll love too.
best of luck!
I don’t know you very well, but what you described about feeling depressed when others find their dream job, that is so me! So I am thrilled for you that you have found it and are taking the big leap to follow that dream!! I know just how you must feel! It is hard, but there’s that question that I see on wall plaques in gift stores that haunts me: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Once I know what I want to do, I’m going to go for it too. Can’t wait to hear about your new adventures in CO!
Miss you already! Hope everything’s going fantabulous!
Miss you already! Hope things are going fantabulously!
Congratulations and all the best to you! How exciting to find your dream job!
Congrats on the job! You know what they say, that change is as good as a holiday!
Congrats on the new job & new adventure. How exciting that you’re headed towards something that makes you so excited. I look forward to hearing about how you settle into CO. 🙂
Congrats! I’m in Denver, so if you need any help, don’t hesitate to e-mail!
Wow. Congrats on the move and the new job. There are a bunch of us in the Denver area, including me, that would be happy to show you around the area or help out if you need it. Don’t hesistate to ask.
three cheers!!! woo hoo!! you go grrrl!!!
Congrats on the courage to leave the ‘secure, boring job’ for something exciting.
You are absolutely sure to succeed with such a great, brave attitude!
We’re all cheering for you.