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

Attitude of Gratitude

Tonight was so much fun!

My aunts, grandmother, mom, and I all spent a pre Mother’s Day night out.  We went to the pre-screening of Book Club.  A must see!  It was so hilarious!

Have you watched the trailer?  What are your thoughts?  Are you going to see it May 18th when it’s in theaters?

After the movie we enjoyed a nice dinner at the pizza place near the theater.

I honestly couldn’t navigate life without her.  She is my biggest supporter and my voice of reason when I am in need.  She has taught me so much over the years and my need for her wise words and strategic thinking has only increased as I age.  I am so grateful to have her as a mother and best friend.  (P.S. Jerzday has been moved to Friday!)

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All my mothers in one picture… Mom, Grandma, and Godmother.

I wouldn’t be the person I am without these wonderful women!  I literally am my grandma in so many ways it’s crazy!  As an adult it’s so wonderful to see the impact of those around you in your actions, mannerisms, and of corse looks.

Looking forward to doing this again with these ladies and I am so excited to celebrate them again this Sunday!  Any interesting Mother’s Day plans?

I would also like to add as a reminder that some people no longer have their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day with.  We should use this as an opportunity to celebrate all women who have shaped our life with their love.  Celebrate and love your moms everyday, because they deserve it!

Happy Mother’s Day!

-A