Thanks for the memories

Hello again,

I have some great news:  I start my new job Monday!

Emotions I am currently feeling: excited, nervous, anxious, and motivated.

This move is a huge step for me to live out my blogs intention: Work Life Balance.

As I look forward to this new chapter in my life and get ready to embrace the most change I’ve had in 8 years, I also am reflecting on the wonderful network of friends I have made along the way.

For those friends reading… your friendship has made saying goodbye hard.  I know many of us will chat via Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn but never forget I am a phone call away.

Today I was surprised by two friends with this wonderful addition to my Alex and Ani collection.  The bracelet colors matched the shirt I wore today perfectly! (Background pattern is the shirt.) I’M OBSESSED!

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Randal and Nicole you will be greatly missed on my new journey.  Keep holding it down for the ladies and doing the excellent work you have always done!

My biggest trophy of all that I was given while I launched my career was Brian.  He came into my life when I least expected it and it was perfect.  Through this entire process my family and Brian have offered so much support and encouragement while I was making my decision to pursue a career with a different company.  I can never thank you all enough for listening to the hours on end of contemplating, crying, and complaining.

I wouldn’t change a thing about this experience because it has given me the best friends.

I do not have photos with everyone or they are just super hard to find….

I love you all. Thank you for making this the most memorable 7 years!

-A

Treat yourself

Hello all,

Today was my day to get my nails redone.

Although the length is a little long for my liking I am really in love with the design.

The guy who did them has been a nail tech for 18 years!  He’s super talented obviously.

If you are interested I went to Magic Nails in Countryside… they opened a new location near the Best Buy – 11 Countryside Plz.  I visited this one with a friend today after work and it is so nice!  Everything is new and spacious, less busy than the other location but I doubt it will stay like that for long.  Has anyone else in the area been here?  How was your experience?

 

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My ring finger is done to look like marbling.  The rest of my nails are done in white/ grey ombre.

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Many times when I tell people this is where I get my nails done they talk about price.  Yes, it is a bit expensive, however you get what you pay for.  The entire expeirence and products are high quality and if I am going to treat myself why not I am not going to pick the McDonalds of nail salons.  I want the Gibson’s of nail salons if I am paying for something to last me 3 weeks.

Also I do the DIP which can last 3-4 weeks… meaning I am paying $2 a day for nice nails… not bad in my book.

P.S. Right now until the end of May they have 15% off at the new location!

Hope everyone is wrapping up their week in a fantastic way!

If you haven’t done anything to treat yourself this week go a head… you deserve it!

Below is a throwback to walking the Paris streets… oh how I miss this!

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-A