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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday Faves: MY BIG MOVE REVEAL!



I'm moving to ...
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You read it here first. This blonde is heading out west. 



Are you shocked?  Because I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still a little shocked myself.  It all happened very fast, but I kind of prefer it that way because it makes my life all the more exciting.  

In exactly 14 days, I will be Las Vegas' newest resident.  Coincidence that Vegas is my favorite city? I think not.  I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I cannot wait for this next chapter of my life to begin.  

I find it very ironic that almost exactly a year ago I blogged about how much I love Vegas and now I'm moving to Vegas. 

Are a million questions running through your head? I figured as much. You see, what happened was ...


One of my best friends lives in Las Vegas. Her name is Kristina and I blogged about her Vegas Bachelorette Party and Vegas Wedding if you need a refresher. 

Well, a few weeks ago she saw a job ad for an Internal Communications Manager at the best (IMHO) hotel on The Strip and she sent me the link to the ad. I checked it out and applied immediately because the job description was right up my alley and working for the company would literally be a dream.  I didn't really expect them to contact me since I lived in Dallas, but a day later I got a call from the hotel asking to set up an interview with me.  Say whaaaaat?  

I had a brief phone interview with HR to basically explain my resume.  A week later, I sent writing and design samples over, and a week after that, I had a Skype interview scheduled with the internal communications team. The Skype interview took place last Thursday when I was on vacation in Savannah and I was offered the position later that night. Obviously, I accepted!  

I still cannot believe this is my life.  I wake up every day and think to myself, "Am I reallllllyyyyy moving to Las Vegas? Did I really land a dream job?"  I am and I did.  It didn't really hit me until I got back to Texas Sunday night and I realized how much my life was about to change.  I am leaving my job, my friends, my precious nephew and everything that has been familiar to me for the past six years since graduating college.  

It is a very bittersweet feeling.  Overwhelmingly sweet, but the hardest part will be leaving my nephew.  He is  the light of my life and the thought of missing anything big or small breaks my heart.  I literally cry every time I think about it.  The logical me knows it will be OK.  We can FaceTime and I can visit as often as I like.  What's important is that I live my life with no regrets and do what is best for me and my career.

Even though it will be a tough transition, this move feels so right and could not have come at a better time.  The lease on my townhouse that I share with my brother is up in October, which gives me about a month in Vegas to figure out where I want to live. Picking a place to live is definitely not something I want to be rushed into. Until I get my Vegas abode, I will be living with Kristina and her hubs (hey new roomies!) so I don't have to pay dual rent.  Everything just seems to be falling into place.  I could not feel more blessed and fortunate.  

Needless to say, this news is definitely my favorite thing from this past week. Can you even believe I am moving to LAS VEGAS and this street is where I will be rolling into work every morning?  Someone pinch me.

No one even guessed Vegas.  Well, except for one person who joked (I hope) that I was moving to Vegas to become a hooker.  You got the Vegas part right, but I am certainly not pulling a Pretty Woman on you ladies.  Not yet anyway.  

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86 comments:

  1. Ha I was totally and completely wrong! That is SO SO exciting Lindsey! I am so happy for you! Sounds like you are in for an amazing adventure! One of my good friends sister used to live in Vegas and she loved it! Congrats love!

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  2. Ahhh this is so exciting!! I am so happy for you, what an amazing change!

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  3. EXCITING!!! I'm so emailing you next time I come there....p.s. I want to know what hotel you're working for! I have my favorites...wonder if it is the same? :) I love Vegas! I'm curious to hear about your thoughts of living there...if it is as fun as being there for the weekend! Congrats!!

    P.S. Please tell me you're taking Bear.

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  4. I'm SO excited for you! This seems so so perfect and I love your attitude about the whole thing. This move is going to be so good for you, I can already tell :)

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  5. I should have guessed bc i KNEW it would be Vegas!! I am SOOOO jealous of you! My very best friend lives in Vegas and loves it!! Congrats and so excited for you!

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  6. I really can't even tell you how excited I am for you, Lindsey!! I am just so happy that everything is coming together for you. What a perfect way for things to work out that you can live with your friend until you find your new home! I remember our emails back and forth earlier this year about moving to Las Vegas... and now, here you are.

    Congratulations!! We are obviously all so excited to follow along on your new journey. What a unique and exciting one it will be! I'll be coming to visit for sure :) Soon, it'll only be a 6-hour drive for me ;) Again, WAY TO GO, girlfriend!!!!! xo

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  7. Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!

    Check out Summerlin. I think that's the nicest area in Vegas. A lot of the areas close to the strip aren't nice/safe.

    Next time I come up there I'm hitting you up!! :)

    Best of luck!

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  8. Lucky you!!! Omg I love Las Vegas! I wish you were moving to KY tho so we could hang out! :)

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  9. That is exciting! I'm a country girl who knows some good line dancing places in Vegas. Let me know if you need any help! Congrats on the new job!

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  10. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you:) I plan on going to Vegas next year, so you might be getting an e-mail from me about your hotel and how amazing it is!

    Congratulations again and good luck!!:)

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    So happy and excited for you! :)

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  12. Congrats!! How awesome is that?! And funny since I told you we should be hosting a birthday bash in Vegas! Next year? Make that shit happen. Xoxo

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  13. Bahaha I laughed at the hooker part. I was close to right. I said LA :) And since you'll only be a 5 hour drive from LA you can still enjoy the fabulousness of our great city!

    My friend lives in Vegas and was explaining that amazing apartments are super cheap (compared to LA at least). They actually moved to Begas to have a house built because it is too expensive in SoCal. So I don't doubt you'll find a great place!

    So exciting! I admire people like you who follow their dreams. In such a sissy and worrier. Can wait to read all about your new adventures!

    I'm actually going to Vegas next weekend woot woot :)

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  14. Lindsey babyyy, you will die! I absolutely LOVE Vegas! The Boyfriend lives in Vegas and i loove visiting him and that fantastic city! I would recommend looking for rent in the Summerlin, Centennial Hills, some Spring Valley and Henderson areas! Everything else is pretty much ghetto. Trust me, its my second home! Cant wait to hear which one you chose & id loveeee to get a drink once your settled in and im in the city again!

    xoxox Inna :)
    Inna's Daily Fix

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  15. Congrats!!! So exciting to take a big leap for your career. Been working for a hotel company almost 8years and I love it. Hope you have an awesome experience.

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  16. I still wish you were moving to PA. Come visit please? I need some BB in my life!

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  17. Congrats!! How exciting!! I never thought Vegas!! What a change!! That is awesome that you will be close to your BFF and you can live with her until you find a place!

    I understand your feelings about Reese but you are def looking at the situation from a positive view point! Just think how even MORE special your time will be together!! :)

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  18. HEEEEYY Vegas! Lots of great shopping too!

    TTYL

    Brooke

    =)

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  19. Vegtas!! That is so exciting!!! I've only been to Vegas one time but the girl I went with had a friend who lived there and we got to see a totally different (but still super fun) side to the city!

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  20. You are going to take Vegas by storm!!!! SO EXCITING! I cannot wait to read about all of your incredible adventures :) CONGRATS, pretty girl!

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  21. Congratulations! What an amazing job and a fun place to live!

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  22. CONGRATU-FLIPPIN-LATIONS!!! I LOOOVE Vegas too, definitely my favorite spot in the US to travel to. But now you're going to live there, holy moly! Good luck with this amazing new chapter in your life!! :)

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  23. awesome!! congrats girl! I will be in vegas next weekend for labor day, cant wait - love that city! congrats again!

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  24. I work for hotels as well. Are you saying you are working for the Cosmo? If so we are in the same family! Or are you saying your view is from Planet Hollywood? Let a sister know!

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  25. i visited vegas for the first time in june and i literally miss it. and that was just for a work trip!! amazing city! so happy for you friend that you landed your DREAM job! and you are right - everything will fall into place with Reece! I am still as close as ever to my family back home! You go get you some Vegas girlfriend!

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  26. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! How exciting!! :) I am actually going to Vegas for my first time over Labor Day weekend! Too bad you won't be there yet!
    Sounds like an awesome opportunity! Congrats!

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  27. I'm SO excited for you. I must admit, also slightly envious.

    My nephew is also my life and I always love reading your posts about him. I do feel like I would never be able to follow my dreams because I couldn't leave him. If I had a dream opportunity like this, who knows what I would decide, but you're definitely right. You need to do what is best for you and your career. Plus, that's what planes are for!

    Congratulations! :)

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  28. Congrats girl! I hope you have a fabulous time! =D

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  29. That is awesome! So excited for you! I am sure you will love it all!

    ♥ Samantha
    http://busysweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. Eeeeee!!! How amazing! I am SO excited everything worked out. Your favorite place AND a dream job. Ah-mazing! I can't wait to hear about you finding a place and how your transition goes. Keep us posted

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  31. this is SO freakin' awesome! i could not be more excited for you!!!!

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  32. What exciting news! Congrats on your dream job!

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  33. What exciting news! Congrats on your dream job!

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  34. What exciting news! Congrats on your dream job!

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  35. YAY!! I am so happy for you and how everything is just landing into place for you, its truly meant to be! I of course already knew since I am a FB friend :) I can't wait to read all about your Vegas adventures! Im in Cali and can you believe, I've never been to Vegas?!

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  36. No way!!!! I am so excited for you! Congrats! I will be there in December and you BEST have a drink with me! ;) I have 1 full day alone and will be headed to Target - you may have to join!!! :)

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  37. So happy for you!! What an exciting adventure.

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  38. First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm commenting signed in as my google account, but you know me from Twitter and Instagram as KyleTheGirl. (I just wanted you to know who was commenting!!)

    ANYWAYS. I love how excited I am for you, despite merely being a follower and fan of yours throughout your various social media networks. You seem like such a sweet, smart woman, and I really think you deserve the awesome road you're about to go down.

    I also wanted to just share a little tidbit we have in common. In 2010, I moved from VA to Louisiana to be with my boyfriend, and the hardest thing I had to do was leave my nephew. He was three at the time, and didn't really understand what was going on, but I will never forget when I had to say goodbye to him. (I've been back in VA now since December, and I still get teary thinking about leaving him!!) I remember just holding him in my lap, crying, telling him how much I loved him and how much I was going to miss him... And I did. Being away from him and not getting to watch him grow up while I was away was torture. But there are little moments in there that make it worth it... Like coming home for visits, my sister would bring him to the airport, and we'd have that moment where he'd spot me across the terminal and run full force into my arms... NOTHING can take those moments away! Seems like we have that little piece in common- our nephews are simply the most important pieces of our lives. I can tell you that saying goodbye to him is going to be a nightmare, probably more so than saying goodbye to anyone else in your family, but at the same time it is so important that you go on to follow your dreams.

    Just wait until your first nephew in the airport moment. It's the frigging best.

    Safe travels to you, can't wait to read about the adventure!

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  39. Congrats! That's amazing that you landed your dream job!

    You'll have so much fun in Sin City!

    You should hook up with Katy from Only in Vegas to get the inside scoop on things out there!

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    1. Both me and Katy love us some BB and have met her before and Lindsey knows more of the "inside scoop" than us haha

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  40. I just found your blog and I'm loving it! I'm your newest follower! Best of luck with your move. I look forward to hearing all about it in the weeks/months to come. Most importantly, Congrats on landing your dream job! That's just down right AWESOME! :)
    Cheers,
    Sara
    www.SocialSara.net

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  41. Yeaya!

    This is awesome! I know how moving far away from family/friends/life as you know it is. I can only imagine how much you'll miss your sweet Reese! Like I said earlier, SW flights are quick and easy!

    This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you! I see BOL status coming soon. :)

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  42. CONGRATS!! I was secretly hoping you were coming to the midwest - like Ohio-- but I knew no one's dream job is in OHIO lol, so I figured it would be west coast!

    Good luck in the awesome new chapter in life!!

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  43. HOLY CAMOLY BATMAN! How awesomely amazing is it that you are moving to one of my (and most importantly, YOUR) favorite city. I'm sooo jealous, and can't imagine how nervous/scared/anxious/excited you are.

    And duh, I was totally kidding about the hooker part! ;)

    Congratulations, glitter puff! I can't wait to read about your adventures!

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  44. Ahhhh!!!! Soooo excited and happy for you!! You are gonna do great things out there :)

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  45. Yay! How awesome for you! I also work in the hospitality industry (4 years now at Homewood Suites by Hilton) and I have to say it's probably the best job I've ever had. It's so fun meeting new people from all around the world everyday and even becoming friends with the "regulars". I hope you love it and good luck! :)

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  46. Congrats on this exciting move!! :) Can't wait to follow you on your new life adventure.

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  47. I guessed Vegas!!! Either on Facebook or on one of your post!? Somewhere! Um. Can I tell you how excited I am about this!! We can meet up all thee time :) email me )or just reply to this) with what hotel you will be at! My heart will be so happy if it is the same one as the one I work at!?!? Omg you made my day lovely! So happy for you

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  48. Congrats, Lindsay! I'm so excited for you!!! ahhh, Vegas! I can't even imagine living out there, but it will be so fun. And your dream job...that is so amazing! I'm glad things are falling into place for you :)

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  49. How exciting!! Congrats!! You will have a blast.

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  50. Ok. You know that I am BEYOND EXCITED that you are moving here!!!!! :)

    Can't wait! Ash and I are GOING to take you out to celebrate. Then you're going to help me get a job at The Best Hotel! ;) And then can we be roomies?? ;)

    But seriously, good luck with the move. I know it's hard to leave family, but they will always be a short plane ride away. Or can we road trip? ;) Congrats on the dream job. I know that Vegas will definitely be good to you!

    See you soon......hehehe...

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  51. So excited for you Lindsey!! I love Vegas, and how fun you get your dream job and to be near a best friend?! Win!

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  52. Congratulations! I absolutely LOVE vegas too. Can't wait to come visit. Sounds like an awesome job opportunity.

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  53. YAYAYAY! That is so exciting!! Congrats Lindsey!!! You're THAT much closer to California now (: annnnnd to Raven which I'm sure she's happy about... the two of you in Vegas is going to be troubleeeee. Good Luck with moving!!!

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  54. amaaazee!! congrats again!!

    that's so awesome that your bestie lives out there too!! ive never even been to vegas before!!

    cant wait to hear all about it! go you for making a big move!!

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  55. I am so excited and happy for you! That is so great that you landed such an awesome job in the city that you absolutely adore :D Yay!

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  56. So exciting!!! Congrats love and good luck with it!!

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  57. Soooooo excited for you and glad your news is out in the great big world. I can't wait for our first SF/Vegas visit and to hear all your stories about life in one of the craziest cities in the US!

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  58. This is sooo awesome!! So happy for you!! I can't even imagine going to work on the Vegas strip every morning - you might be the luckiest girl in the world!! Congratulations!!!:)

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  59. Oh my word I never would have guessed Vegas! How much fun!!! I can't wait to hear about all of your new experiences as you start on the new journey. Congratulations girl!

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  60. Seriously, I am teared up and so excited for you! It will be an amazing adventure! I look forward to reading all about here on BB!

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  61. GO. YOU!!! SO excited for you!!!

    I'll be honest...I got tears in my eyes FOR YOU just thinking about Reesey. :*( But you are SO right...this is perfect for you and it's important you don't have any regrets in this lifetime! You are quite honestly the best, most passionate aunt I've ever "known"...and I have a lot of close friends who are aunts. Reese will be proud of you for following your dreams. :)

    Can't wait to see it all pan out! Best of luck, Linds!!

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  62. OH. MY. GOSH! This is sooo freaking exciting Lindsey!!! Congratulations to you on your new job & your new adventure! Soak it all up girlfriend!!!

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  63. So, so exciting!! My favorite place ever. Does this mean that when hubs and I go in October to celebrate my 30th we can meet :) that will be awesome.

    And it is the saddest thing being far from your niece and nephews, I know. But FaceTime has made it do much better. It will be your new best friend!

    Congrats again!!!

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  64. SO SO SO excited,happy,joyful for you! what a wonderful experience this is going to be! cant wait to read about your new adventure!!! xox

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  65. Whoaaaa that is so awesome!! I have never been to Vegas but it looks like a dream to work there. You're going to have so much fun, I can't wait to hear all about the adventures you'll have. :)

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  66. How exciting!! :) Congratulations! Can't wait to hear all about your Vegas shenanigans!

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  67. so exciting! i can't wait to hear about your new life in las vegas!

    i'm only 3hr away, we'll have to meet up!

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  68. congrats Linds!!!!!! I am so excited and over the moon happy for you ! My best friend and I want to do Vegas for our 26 birthday since our 25th was a low blow (family death on her side :( ) so we will make it big next year! Id def love to visit you girl!!! good luck and you will do FAB!

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  69. You know when you hear your name your ears perk up? Everytime I see "That Shit Cray" my eyes perk up because my last name is Cray (Ashley Cray). I always think someone is talking about me!

    Cute blog - I'm from Reno, Nevada so I'm no stranger to Vegas. Good luck!

    Ashley
    The Darling Redhead

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  70. Congratulations! That's so thrilling!! Is it the Cosmo that you're working for? I'm not sure if you want to share. No worries. I was just wondering since that's the picture. So much fun!

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  71. I'm so excited for you! I love living here in Vegas, it's so much more than just the Strip and the tourist locations. Let me know if you need any recommendations of where to go and fun stuff to do! <3

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  72. Congrats! That sounds SO fun! I can't wait to see all your new Vegas pics.

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  73. The hardest part about moving was leaving my nephew too. But we skype at least once a week and every time I go home he is obsessed with me and makes me feel like he really does miss me. I feel your sadness! But So happy for what you are about to do! Congrats!

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  74. such a fun link up and congrats on your new job!

    i'm a new follower.

    -heather
    http://limeandsaltplease.blogspot.com/

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  75. seriously so proud of you! is that weird? i am! proud! and excited! what an AMAZING opportunity, girl i can't waaaait to follow your lifey there via blog stalking/instagram/twitter/fb.... uh we have too many social outlets. anyways So happy for you - XOXOXO!!

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