February 06, 2013

Moving On Up

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
{for me}
And I'm feeling good

It's an interesting little world we live in. In early January, the fire alarm went off at work. After trudging down two flights of stairs, I updated my Facebook status while standing around in the cold. The next day I received a message from a former classmate. She saw where I worked, asked me what I did and wanted to know if I'd be interested in a position opening up at her company. I said yes. I met with her boss a week and a half later. And the rest is history.

I currently work in the mortgage industry as a Loan Analyst in post closing. I've accepted a position as a Loan Processor. I'll still be in the mortgage biz, but will be doing something completely different. Because of my experience, I'll be able to hit the ground running with only a small learning curve. I'm extremely excited for the opportunity and a new challenge.


I'm also extremely thankful. I wasn't looking for another job even though I'd been thinking about it. I was working through my frustrations because I didn't want to burn bridges too soon. And if you know anything about me, you should know that I'm not a patient person. I want what I want, and I want it yesterday. This time, someone came to me. The company I currently work for is a leader in the industry. The name counts for something on a resume.

When I interviewed, I realized I knew my potential new boss's husband and sister-in-law. We live in the same neighborhood. We have a lot of the same friends. It really is a small world after all. After several weeks of waiting, a lot of paperwork and a background check, the job is officially mine. I gave my notice yesterday. My last day here will be next Thursday. I'll enjoy a 4-day weekend and start the following Tuesday, after President's Day.


I'll leave behind a few friends. We have each other's info and will get together for lunch or drinks when we can. They can also come visit me at the new place. I'll have my own office with chairs for visitors. I've never had my own office before. I can listen to rap music and pick my nose if I want to. So yeah, that's the story of my new job. I'll take pictures once I get settled and make it pretty.

Have you had anything exciting happen lately?

17 comments:

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

Being able to listen to rap music is definitely a bonus. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I just couldn't stick it out in teaching. ;)

Sherrie said...

Congrats on the new job...sounds like it was the perfect opportunity just waiting for you. Glad it all worked out for the best. As for exciting stuff...yes, we're moving to KY this summer. It's still a shock to my system b/c I've never lived anywhere but GA, but I'm super excited about the things that await us. Shhh...I'm not announcing on my blog yet. LOL! :)

MiMi said...

What a huge blessing!!

Alyssa said...

That is awesome!! Congrats!!!! I love when thinks work out like this :)

Beth said...

congrats on your new job.



simone said...

Wow, congratulations....I love how it all happened just like this, it's serendipity :) Very exciting!!

Christina said...

Woohoo!! I'm so excited for you. It was just all meant to be.

Nothing exciting ever happens over here. Jacob's overtime got cut today. Waaaah.

But back to you. Yay!!

claire said...

Congrats! There's nothing like a fresh start and your own office! The power of Facebook never ceases to amaze me!

Jessa Smith said...

Congrats thats exciting!

Jill said...

Congratulations! I love it when things fall into place like that without a lot of stress, waiting , anguish, hoping, worrying....etc. Good for you.

Shelley said...

That is so great!! Congrats!! And your own office? Awesome!!

Ginger said...

Congrats friend!! Happy new beginnings!

April said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting!! My job upgrade happened really similar to yours ... funny how things like that happen!

Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

This is GREAT news, Misty! Isn't it awesome how things just seem to come together even when you aren't even really trying? TRILLED for you!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Congrats that is awesome!!! Great things happen to great people!!!

P.S. Your private office with rap music and nose picking ability seems like my dream!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Congrats lady! That's awesome!

Karen Peterson said...

I moved to my very own office last August and it's AWESOME.

Congratulations on the new job! I hope it's even better than you're hoping it is.