Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Year of Erin

Apparently, when I do something, I do it big.

I have had a lot of change in my life, as I have shared with you.  So what's one more thing?

After 6 1/2 years with the same company (where I really grew up both personally and professionally) I went to an interview because it sounded interesting.  I didn't think anything would come from it.  Within 8 days, I had an extremely generous job offer with a fantastic company with the potential for a lot of growth.  And, after a lot of thought and worry, I took it.  I had to resign from a company I love, that has been so generous and kind to me over the last 6 1/2 years.  I had to leave one of the few places in my life that was comfortable and stable.

Seriously, I can't stress to you all how afraid of change I have been up until December.  Now, I feel like I have turned my whole life upside down and could not be more excited about what the future has in store for me over the upcoming months. 

My cousin (hi Amanda!!!!) dubbed 2011 The Year Of Erin.  I am putting myself first, instead of others, worrying about what is best for me and then acting on it.  I have to say, I am really looking forward to finding out what the rest of my year has to offer. 

11 comments:

ms. caboo said...

Erin, you are awesome! Putting yourself first will make you a happy, peaceful person, and attract those kind of people to you. Congrats on the new job--it's always a bit frightening to move on, but you are doing an amazing job. Enjoy the journey.

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Congratulations Erin! Best of luck to you. Major kudos to you for making yourself #1!

Wendy Boka said...

It's amazing what a year dedicated to yourself can do! After leaving the only things that were "safe" and "predictable" in my life this year (and a job full of people I loved dearly), I truly think that, in a year, you'll be in a much better place in your life. May 2011 be a positive and life-changing year for Erin! :)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Wow, congrats girl!

the dawn said...

yay for the year of erin! i love it :)

Katye said...

congrats! Honestly...if you don't put yourself first, who will? And you truly can't take care of others without taking care of yourself. You are really going to do amazing things!

Trish said...

Woo Hoo! You rock! Here's to the year of Erin!!

kilax said...

Good for you for embracing change! I had a job stumble in to my lap in 2008 and I was really nervous about taking it - best decision I ever made!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

for some reason your blog doesn't want to let me comment so I shall try this one last time. You rock! You are taking on so many awesome things! If you don't put yourself first...who will? And how can you take care of others if you don't take care of Erin first ; ) congrats on the awesome steps you are taking

Teamarcia said...

Here's to an amazing year!

Laura said...

LOVE this post - so uplifting and inspiring. Congratulations! Really looking forward to reading along for the Year of Erin :)