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So.  You guys know a lot about me.  If you’ve followed me for any amount of time you’d know that I love to eat sweet things, I have a deaf dog, I’m extremely clumsy and that though the hubs and I have been married for quite some time, kids aren’t on our to do list.  That’s what I like about my blog; it’s a place where I get to be myself.  But, even though it’s mine and I consider myself to be quite candid, I shy away from negativity.  I’ll repeat: I want it to be a happy place where I get to be myself.

So. I’ve been hesitant to advertise this information, but I think it’s time to confess.  I quit my day job.

For several reasons that don’t need explaining (because, let’s face it, it isn’t worth it), I did one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  With no plans in my back pocket, I put in my notice, finished my work and walked out the door.

I had hoped to share this with you sooner but in all honesty, I was scared to.  I’m still holding onto guilt, even six weeks later.  I didn’t want to be judged or mocked (not that that would ever happen), but I thought that once I became more comfortable with it, then I’d share.  Actually, I had it scheduled the post for last Monday, but changed my mind at the last minute.

Why?  Because for some reason, stars aligned and I had an interview that same Monday.  And I didn’t want to jinx it.

So.  Well.  I start a new job today. :)  Not doing the same thing, but kind of doing the same thing… it’s all so new, I just don’t know what to expect.  So here’s to new beginnings – to making new friends, to finding courage, to busting the learning curve and discovering yourself again.  I hope this Monday kicks ass!

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July 16, 2012 - 8:17 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Rock on lady. Hope this new chapter is full of good things for you. I am cheering you on with sparkly jazz hands : )

July 16, 2012 - 8:49 am

Susan - Yay! Have an awesome first day, Brooke! And an awesome second day… and third day… etc. etc. etc. :)

July 16, 2012 - 10:14 am

Joe - Hope you are having a good first day, sis.

July 16, 2012 - 10:29 am

Dawn - Good luck! I hope the new job is everything you hope it’ll be. And cheers to you for having the guts to leave the old one. Now get out there and kick some behind!

July 16, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Shelly B - Hope you are having an excellent first day. I know you will knock their socks off :)

July 16, 2012 - 9:24 pm

katie o. - So proud of you for taking this risk. You are brave and wonderful and just fantastic. I know this new job is going to be perfect. And I can’t wait to hear great stories about it!

July 16, 2012 - 11:13 pm

Rebecca - I just met you but I heart you. I hope your first day was fantastic!

July 17, 2012 - 8:57 am

Amanda - Yay!! GO BROOKE! Knock em dead today :)

July 17, 2012 - 10:13 am

Jenn - YAY!! This gives me hope that one day soon, I might be in a new situation too. Best of luck!!

July 17, 2012 - 12:48 pm

shemohn - I admire you…wish I could be that brave. Congrats on the new gig and good luck! Love ya.

July 17, 2012 - 3:05 pm

denise:) - Impressive! That takes a lot of cajones to quit a job with no back up. Good for you for taking the chance. There’s that quote about closing one door opens another – apparently it’s true!

July 17, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Stacy - Good for you! Congrats! I look forward to hearing about it. :-)

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