Change 2012!

11 Apr

SO much has happened in the last 4 weeks, I don’t quite know how to keep up with myself. 🙂

Common to all who know me, I’ve been living in Arkansas for the purpose of working with Saatchi & Saatchi X, on the P&G/Walmart account. After a few life changing events in near recent past, Grant and I decided that it was time to come home and start the job search back in LA. Along the way, a lot of other things happened, convincing us that living separately from one another was no longer a part of our plan, and that it was time to live as husband and wife, in the same state/city/house.

After 16 months of separation and 10 job interviews (9 back in LA and 1 in Austin, TX), I was offered not one, but TWO new positions, with new companies. One was back in CA and the other in Austin, TX. After much consideration and thought, I put my notice in with S&SX, and started packing our apartment in Fayetteville, AR. Within just a few days (or so it seemed), we were saying our tearful goodbyes to the people we fell in love with out in the South, put HUGE smiles on, and headed west – pugs in tow – on our 5 day journey to get home… BACK TO CALIFORNIA!!!

The good state of Arkansas must have been angry with us, because just as we crossed the very last town in AR, before entering OK, Grant (though driving the same speed as everyone else) got a massive speeding ticket. Thanks, AR.

The drive itself is something worth writing about, as it was the first time we had ever traveled with our dogs, and from tornados, to snow storms, to wind storms, our 25 hour drive across the country was full of adventure.

Today I realized that it has been 3 weeks since we left. In that time, we’ve been challenged about as much as you can imagine. I started my new job with The Cimarron Group in Hollywood, working on some really cool accounts. We moved into a great home in West Hollywood with two of our friends, and we waited and waited and WAITED for our belongings to arrive with our moving company, which took another week longer than the original worst case scenario. Regardless, we’re unpacking, finding out how much of our stuff was damaged along the way and are getting settled into our new home.

I’m excited to see where our future takes us now. We have endured so much time and space, and somehow we made it. Now, that we’re together, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

xo.

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3 Responses to “Change 2012!”

  1. James April 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Why are you so sweet sister of mine? Big ups on Cimarron. Just keep it street out here. We have the coolest events and the dumbest people lol. Love & Jamey D.

  2. kristi April 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I cannot tell you how happy I am you are back in CA!! Hopefully we can find time in our hectic schedules to get together soon!!!!

    xox

  3. Matt hernandez April 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Welcone home. See you around the neighborhood, im in Hollywood too. Good luck.

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