I'm moving to ...
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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