10.30.2013

Transitions

Life over here right now is one big transition. For starters I went to the dentist after not going for the previous three years. Don't worry though, I'm going back next week too. Apparently that's what happens when you don't show for three years, they send you right back the following week. All I know is he said the word "filling" and "minor anesthesia" and then I stopped listening. Dentists and I don't necessarily get along all that well. Then there are my pajamas. No longer wearing them. Who knew that men's sweatpants are approximately 221% more comfortable than womens? So yeah, all big changes as you can see. 

Oh and then I switched jobs. This of course holds the least severity of all the changes ;) As you may or may not know, for the past several years of my life I have spent my days looking like this...
Not to be confused with a drive-thru worker at your nearest fine fast food establishment, but as a call center rep. Well kids, the headset has officially been removed from my head. You may not realize how difficult it is to actually remove a headset from your head, but when you have loved and enjoyed your department as much as I did, well it made it a little difficult. I'm not saying I cried, but I totally cried. But here's the deal--sometimes in life you have to leave something you love to do, to do something that you love more. So that's where I am. Now spending my mornings working in our training department at the same credit union, but spending my afternoons here. 

Two and a half years ago I would've never guessed that this "hobby" of sharing my life with all of you would turn into an opportunity where I get the chance to be my own boss for 50% of every day. I am oh so happy to be here and oh so happier to see where it is all going. I so believe that you often don't realize what you are capable of until you place yourself in a situation where you have to make something out of nothing. So that's my goal over the next six months, one year, five years, and forever. Testing my limits, working this brain of mine a little harder, getting more creative, making mistakes, and having fun along the way. 

I was once a dreamer. Now I'm a girl living out her dream... 

Cheers to this next chapter. I couldn't here without you. xo

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57 comments:

  1. I am so happy (jealous) for you that you have transitioned in to doing what you love. I think it's a dream all of us writers have and to see one of our own be able to do it gives the rest of us hope that one day we might be able to do the same!

    Congrats Erin, you sooo very much deserve it! :)

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  2. Love it. I'm itching to live my dream too. Congrats

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  3. So happy for you!!! Must be an amazing feeling! Congrats!!!
    Jules :)

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  4. Congratulations! Change can be so exciting!!

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  5. Congrats!! This new chapter in your life is going to rock!

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  6. Removing a headset is actually pretty hard. Your hair really doesn't like to let go. But in real talk this is very exciting!

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  7. Just stumbled across your blog and I am now your newest follower! Congrats on being able to stay home part time. Such an accomplishment.

    craftingafairytale.blogspot.com

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  8. Congrats on the new transition! I'm in a similar place as you right now. I quit my teaching job at the summer break to do my card business full time. I felt the same way-- that if I didn't just do it, I would never know if I could do it. Turns out that I can, and I'm a happier and healthier human being doing something that I love even more than my teaching job. These days, I'm all about promoting to others to follow your dreams and do what makes you happiest, so I'm glad to hear that you are taking that leap of faith! Maybe even some day, you'll be blogging full time! ;)

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  9. Ahhh! This is so exciting :) You can totally wear a headset at home, none of us are judging you. I can't wait to see how your new job transition treats you!

    › xo fal • falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  10. Congrats on doing what you love; as long as you enjoy it that's all that matters!

    Marissa > http://forglitzandgiggles.blogspot.com/

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  11. Well... um... I'm not saying I just got a little emotional reading this... but I kind of did. No, I really did.
    I am beyond happy for you and this makes my heart so damn full.

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  12. Congrats girl!! You have had more vivacity in the blog lately, so I know that you are making the right choice! Now that you give yourself more time, it is evident in your blogging. I'm so proud of you!!

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  13. So happy for you Erin, you definitely deserve it!

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  14. Congratulations, Erin! What an exciting new chapter in your life. You're truly an inspiration for following your dreams and turning them into reality.

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  15. Amazing and well deserved, only good things to come! congrats!

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  16. That's awesome!! Congratulations! Long time lurker here! (sorry for rarely commenting)

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  17. Congrats!!!!!!! I'm completely terrified of leaving my job in December - but I know it's the right move. Yay for new beginnings!

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  18. This is awesome. Congrats Erin! That's so inspiring for college kids out there (*cough, cough ME*) who are soon facing that "real world job" decision. It's ok to mix things up and follow all of your passions. Thanks for this!

    ericaligenza.wordpress.com
    http://ericaligenza.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/october-links-i-love/

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  19. Congrats! Maybe as a going away present you can take a headset.

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  20. Ah so exciting! Congrats to doing what makes you happy!

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  21. Cheers to your exciting new endeavors! Cannot wait to hear more about what's to come!

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  22. What an amazing opportunity to do what you love. Congrats girl!! Totally jealous! :)
    xx
    Amanda
    www.denimanddaydreamsblog.com

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  23. Congratulations!! One of my favorite quotes >>

    "Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." -Mark Twain <3

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  24. Good for you homie! I've been reading since you started this lil ole blog, and I've told you many times you Yellow sunlight brightened a really tough time for me. What you do matters and I'm super happy for you that it's paying off!!!!

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  25. Congratulations!! I laughed out loud when you mentioned you looked like you work at a fast food drive thru window haha

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  26. So excited to see how you and the blog grow here in the future! xo

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  27. Ok, I think we might be living a similar life....kinda sorta. I also didn't go to the dentist for 3 (okay closer to 4) years and have now had 2 root canals along with crowns and multiple fillings...no bueno:( And hey; they do like to invite you back....how nice of them!
    Also....I have been dying to get my own business & blog going (personal shopping/fashion stylist) while I work a full time desk job. Still at it full time, much of my business is concept and ideas that have not yet come to fruition but reading your post today....I am that much more inspired to get it going! So thanks:-)

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  28. Congrats & I'm so excited for your new opportunity to grow the blog!
    -KSP
    http://katestyledpretty.com/

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  29. Congratulations chicka!!! Keep doing what you're doing... You're going to do (are doing) great things!!!

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  30. that's so awesome - congrats erin!

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  31. I am so stinking excited for you, I just can't stand it! You deserve greatness lady! You sure make me smile on the regular. If only that translated into cold hard cash you could be a blogger 100% of the time.

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  32. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time and adventure!! Wishing you all the best!!

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  33. I love your attitude! I totally agree - life is about making mistakes but still having fun along the way. learning, growing, experiencing... I love reading Living in Yellow :)

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  34. Get it girl!!! So happy for you! Obviously I will be following you along this dream. God is so good xoxo

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  35. How amazing is the Lord? Excited for your new journey!!

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  36. Congrats to you and yay for working in a training department - that's what I do too and it's super fun! Enjoy!

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  37. Congrats! I'm so glad I found you soo soo long ago. I feel like I can say, I loved her (read that stalked her) before she was famous. Lemon water, what what!

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  38. That's so awesome, Erin! So happy for you! I made a huge transition almost 2 years ago from a crappy florescent-light-and-numbers-and-cubical office job, to a creative field working for a wedding photog. So I hope you enjoy this place you're in! :)

    Hannah
    hannahbunker.com

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  39. I am so very happy for you, E! If you need anything, let me know...I look forward to see what the 50% cool boss looks like!

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  40. I am very proud of you, Erin :) Being your own boss takes a lot of dedication and keeping your shit together ... I mean staying motivated ... trust me, I know, hahaha!! I wish you NOTHING but the best and I can't wait to see where this blogging journey takes you :)

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  41. Here's to a new beginning well done on making the changes you needed to make to get to something better :) I hope this new part of your life brings you everything you wish for and loads more!
    x

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  42. Congratulations on your new position and also on going to the dentist. I learned from my father to go every six months. He avoided the dentist for years until a tooth hurt so bad, he had to go. The words his dentist said was root canal. Count yourself lucky and keep going. I was told that getting your teeth cleaned every six months, along with daily brushing almost always prevents cavities.

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  43. woo woo!! Congrats!! That is awesome and so exciting (not the dentist part--I am with you on the dentist, but the job part)!!

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  44. Congratulations! So excited for you, and so excited to keep following your journey on Living in Yellow! Enjoy your afternoons in your pajama's...or men's sweatpants :)

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  45. Congratulations, sweet lady! Life is all about change! I bet this next chapter will be even more amazing.
    -Naomi http://girldust.com

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  46. How exciting! I can't imagine how good it must feel to be following your dreams! Congratulations...

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  47. How wonderful! I am so happy for you and your transitions!

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  48. Congrats! I would LOVE to be able to do my blog more part time than as a hobby-- you are definitely inspiring me!

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  49. That is amazing! I would love to do the same some day - inspiring! Congrats!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)