Friday, April 16, 2010


As of yesterday, I am officially employed. I leave my 5 month sabbatical with mixed emotions. I have loved my time off. When I first heard that there was a good chance I would be laid off, me being a "list person" made this super long list of things I could do with my time off. The list went like this:
  • Visit friends
  • Spend time with relatives
  • Make some crafts
  • Get a pedicure with my gift certificate
  • Make dinner
  • Visit with grandpa/help my aunt
  • Make pillowcases and sell on Etsy
  • Do a major campaign for Guest Books by Mel
  • Work out
  • Compile and label 2009 photos
  • Volunteer at the hospital
  • Go to temple at least 2x a month
  • Do extra things for my YW
  • Send out Christmas cards
  • Organize cookbook
  • Work on t-shirt quilt
  • Find a new job
I am proud to say that I accomplished all of these. I even had time to do a few other things:
  • Start the SO FESTIVE! blog
  • Cook dinner almost every night
  • Babysit my niece and nephew for a week
  • Learn to coupon shop
  • Refinish some furniture
  • Move and reorganize an entire house
  • Sleep in :)
  • Learn to make homemade bread
  • Have weekly get-togethers with a good friend
  • Train for a 1/2 marathon
But after 5 months of not having a specific schedule, I was ready to find something. I feel like I should be contributing financially to my family while I still can. After much much looking and searching, I have found the perfect job for now.

I will be working for in their HR department. It's just a part-time position which I couldn't be happier about. I can be working and still enjoy the summer (if it will ever come)

To celebrate...we had a little bbq last night. The first of the season. It was delightful.


Annie said...


Rachel said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you got tons of fun stuff done :) Good luck with the new job.

Jenni said...

That was a very uplifting post. I find that I don't seem to accomplish as much as I used to or would like to while I am at home (partly the baby's fault). I feel so inspired now! Congrats on the job!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's awesome! And way to go on getting so much done!

Mike and Shaina said...

Yay! What will you be doing in HR? I have a few friends at Overstock. I'm sure you'll do great!

Mandy Cox said...

I'm so excited for you! Congrats!

Dean, Andrea, and Tanner said...

Congrats on the job! I can't wait for BBQ's! Mine don't usually look that pretty though! ;) I love you!

Michelle said...

That's exciting! Chad's brother, Mike, works at Overstock- I'm not sure as what, but I know it's not HR.