Sunday, September 20, 2009


It is Sunday afternoon and Justin was called into work. Kayla is taking her nap, Hailey is eating lunch, and I am trying to get motivated to clean my house. We leave in a few days to go to the Dominican Republic and there is so much to do before we leave.

My new job is great and so is life. Now, if only I had a housekeeper:)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

New Beginnings

Oh where to begin??? I have been thinking a lot about my life lately and of ways to simplify it. Unexpectedly last week an opportunity presented itself.

I have worked at this particular hotel for almost 5 years. I ran the sales department for 2 hotels and over 300 hotel rooms. The stress of it has been overwhelming recently and I was starting to think I would never have a real life. A life that I could enjoy my family and not be so consumed by work that I had to put them second.

Now, I realize that I only have one follower on my blog (that being my mother) and so I'm not even sure that the significance of this move really will mean anything to anybody who reads this (because nobody but I QUIT MY JOB.

I was offered a position to work for a hotel as their Director of Sales. This hotel is brand new and beautiful but only has 92 rooms. They offered me close to what I am making now and it will be a third of the work. When I initially went on this interview it was more out of curiosity than anything and I was not expecting to quit my job but the general manger said all of the things that I needed to hear as if she was looking through a window into my heart. She said that they are looking for a hard worker but that she wanted to make it clear that family comes first and that my job comes second. She said that if I need to bring my daughter to work one day that it was fine and that I could even take some time to work in my daughters classroom once a week if I wanted. I did not even bring these things up. I couldn't believe what I was hearing and then I was offered the job on the spot. She said that she had received hundreds of applications but that she knew that I was the right person for the job. I accepted the position and now I start my new life on Wednesday (she wanted to make sure I was off for Hailey's first day of school)... ARE YOU HEARING THIS!!!!!

I can't say that I have reacted to the transition as I thought I would. I have moments of anxiety when I check my blackberry and see that I have zero...((ZERO)) emails...I keep worrying about my clients that I have and who will pick up where I left off and I hope so and so remembers to do this and that. My body is going through a complete detox I think I have slept for about 24 hours straight and I am very emotional (it feels as though I am pregnant...but I AM NOT). I am so excited for this new journey. Now maybe I might have more free time to blog. Thanks for listening mom:)