12-15/30: regarding my absence

cowl scarf: me; belt: thrifted

necklace: Forever21

belt: thrifted; hair accessory: me

hair accessory: me; scarf: H&M; belt: thrifted



















i will forgive you if you think i'm some kind of flaky slacky blogger.  i'm sorry to say it may be like this for a while...if it's any consolation, i've missed hanging out with all of you and i've been thinking of you every night that i don't blog as i fall into bed from sheer exhaustion.


if you've been around these parts for a while, you may recall me talking about my confusion over what i want to be when i grow up.  a large part of the reason i was considering going back to school to pursue a teaching degree is because i wasn't finding any open positions that would allow me to use my degree.  although i love working with three of my friends and the routine that comes from working a 9-5 job at the law firm i've been at for the past 14 months, i know that my talents haven't fully been put to use.


since moving to Fort Wayne, i've been keeping my eye open for positions available with the YMCA.  i fully support the mission of the Y, "to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all."  i believe in the power of community and have desired a chance to be a part of creating a sense of that while helping others to reach their health and fitness goals.


in January, i applied for a Program Director position at the YMCA.  i knew in my heart that I would be great for the position, and that the position would be perfect for me, but given the fact that i am 24 and haven't worked in the fitness field since my internship in 2008, i wasn't sure that anyone viewing my resume would feel the same.  i think you see where this is going...


last Tuesday, i got the amazing phone call that i've been waiting for: i was offered the position!  i have since learned that i was one of 115 applicants.  seeing all of the facts laid out in front of me, i know 100% that this is where God wants me to be, and he provided the path for me to get to this point.  i felt in my interview that every work experience i've ever had has led me straight to this position.  i am so excited to take on this new challenge, to oversee all of the existing programs at the YMCA and to create new ones as well.  i know it is going to push me and stretch me, and i can't wait.


the best part of this position is that it's in the town where Eric and i eventually wanted to live.  he already works there, and we had plans to move there years from now.  well, our timeline has now been changed a bit.    things have been a bit crazy this week, as we have decided to list the house and are in the process of preparing it a bit more before our realtors come on Tuesday to talk about list price and our game plan.


please pray for us:  first, thanks to God for providing direction in our lives and a position where i feel that i can make a difference, and also that things would go smoothly with this selling process.  i never would have imagined preparing to be a second-time homeowner at the age of 24, and we certainly weren't planning to sell our house in this recession, but i trust that God will take the reigns and provide according to His will.  please also pray for my sanity as i will be forced to keep this house spotless for who knows how long.


i'll be sure to keep everyone updated.  please be patient with me if i don't post as often through this process.  i'll do the best i can!

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22 Responses to “12-15/30: regarding my absence”

  1. Yay! I am so very happy for you-- that job sounds amazing, and a move, while it does mean spotlessness for a while, also means a chance to meet new people and house hunt, which I'm assuming are both things you'll enjoy.And be thankful that it's now...by that I mean, pre-kids. You only THINK it's hard to keep your house spotless now. ;) I will most certainly pray for you, although I have no doubt that you will be FABULOUS in this new role! CONGRATS TO YOU, LO! And no stress = no wrinkles. Motivation? I think so.

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  2. thanks, McCall! means a lot to me...

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  3. That is so exciting! You and your hubs will be in my thoughts and prays. I am so happy for you and all that this new opportunity will bring you. I hope you find an abundance of happiness through your new job and of course you will totally rock at it!

    Can't wait to hear about how much you love it! Good luck with all of the house stuff!

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  4. so happy about your job! your outfits are amazing, I love your cozy sweaters! :)

    xoxo

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  5. Oh, this is so exciting Lo!!!! Congratulations. This job is MADE FOR YOU!

    And on a less important (but equally amazing) topic... loving how you're mixin things up with your 30 for 30.

    You have plenty of reason to be flaked out. It's been a big week at your place!

    xx

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  6. So happy for your dear! A huge CONGRATS to you and another big good luck for your new position and for selling and buying another house :) x

    Bows and Pearls

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  7. Congratulations, Lauren! Hope to talk to you soon.

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  8. Congrats for new opportunities! Change is so hard, but it can be super exciting too! Keep us posted on the blog! :)
    Your day 15 outfit is adorable too! Love love love the hot pink pencil skirt. I have one I've never worn, but maybe I'll bust it out after 30 for 30 and see if I can pull it off!
    xoxo

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  9. I know I already told you, but I am So So happy you!

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  10. exciting news! cute outfits, too :) I got them my favorite place, tjmaxx :) $40. They had 3-4 different styles of nudes the last time that I went!

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  11. Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!

    I love that scarf and skirt in the last pictures. So cute!

    Living with Lindsay

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  12. What a GREAT reason to pull back from blogging for a bit. Congratulations!!!
    I don't even have to tell you that you are adorable in your pictures because that, my friend, is a given.
    The Auspicious Life

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  13. Yay!!! Congrats to you! I love reading your posts...you're just the cutesy little thing. And so good at styling your hair!

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  14. Awww, yay! So happy for you! That's great news! Good luck!

    Love this post and all of your outfits!

    Now following :)

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  15. Congratulations and good luck! All of your outfits are really cute! Love the bright pink skirt!
    G i v e a w a y!

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  16. Hey dear, I gave you a couple of awards :) x

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  17. Congrats on the new job and all the wonderful changes you have coming up!!
    I love outfit #15 and that great bright pink skirt!!

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  18. Hi Lauren! I'm not sure if you remember me but my name is Sarah and I worked with you at the Rossford CLC. Anyway, I found your blog and it's so cute! It's definitely inspiring, love it.

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  19. Great mixes! I really like outfit 13.

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  20. You have instantly become one of my favorite new bloggers, thanks to the 30x30 for introducing me to your blog! :) LOVE all of your outfits!

    Congrats on your new job!!

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  21. Am catching up on my blog reading, and again, just wanted to say congratulations on the new job!! It is so amazing to see how God works in our lives, in all situations!

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