I owe you guys a big old update on the house front. If you’ve followed my Instagram Stories lately you probably know we moved last Wednesday so, long story short, HOUSE #6 WORKED OUT! Cue the cheering and clapping and popping champagne! After so many set backs during the house hunting process Mike and I were so scared to get excited before the ink was dry. Even as we walked out of our realtor’s office after making settlement on the new place I still sort of had to pinch myself and make sure I wasn’t dreaming. We had this lingering feeling that the bottom was going to fall out some how. But by 3 PM that afternoon the movers had arrived with our stuff and things started to feel real. We were able to take a deep breath and realize all our hard work had paid off. It was finally happening.

Mike snapped this quick photo on moving day last week!

If you know me you know I can’t do things normally. I always have to go big or go home. And boy did I decide to go big this fall. Not only had we put our home on the market and started shopping for a new one, but I also made the decision that it was time to make a change in my career as well. It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make, but it was time to move on from ArizonaEast and refocus on my core competency of communications. Little did I know my next step would be an all-too-familiar one. I’m very excited to have rejoined the public relations firm where I began my career back in 2010. I accepted a position as their Director of Digital Strategy. It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m thrilled at the chance to hone in on the things I’m passionate about, from social media to influencer marketing and more.

Things happened to work out so I was able to take a week off between leaving ArizonaEast and starting my new job which made moving so much easier, but it was still such a huge undertaking. There’s a reason they say it’s one of the most stressful events in your life. Add to that a painful ankle sprain that had Mike laid up the entire weekend before the big move and the pressure was seriously piling on. I’m just now emerging from the haze of putting life on hold to get through this huge change, but now that all the hard stuff is behind us I’m feeling energized and excited at the chance to look at life through a new lens. I took a ton of great photos while the house was still empty so I’ll get them posted ASAP so you guys can get a feel for the layout and flow of the house. Stay tuned!

2 Comments on Embracing Change

  1. Wow, you go girl.if I could be just tiny bit like you, I’ll be happy. I’m so insecure of myself, mix that with anxiety disorder, and I a I am a mess, don’t even know if I like chocolate. Co gratulations to you (three -you, Mike a Toby-) for the new house

    • You are so sweet and I really appreciate the vulnerability of your comment. I am completely insecure myself and I fight it each and every day. I just try to remember all the good things I bring to the table and that helps me have confidence. It takes a ton of courage every time I post a blog because I fear what people will think about me, but I love it so I just continue to persevere. Knowing I have an impact makes it SO worth it and I will keep on posting and hope we can keep a dialogue going. You’re amazing so don’t forget it!