Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Chapter

(This is a semi journalish post. I wanted to be able to remember the process of my move to Utah)

Every once and a while we need to hit the refresh button on our life. We need to start over and wipe out all the bad/ negative in our life. We need to make the changes we have always wanted to change. We just need to start a new chapter in our life. I got this opportunity 6 weeks ago. 2 months ago I decided I needed to start looking for a new job in a new location. I got online and started looking up jobs I might like. I decided doing hair would be my back up because it is not my most favorite thing to do in the world. Don't get me wrong. I love doing hair, just all day every day gets boring, quick! So I decided to look into doing more marketing/ business related stuff. I got online and started looking in Arizona/ California. I made a list of the things I would do at my dream job and then made a list of places I wouldn't mind moving to. Salt Lake was number 4. Arizona was number 1&2 and California was third place. Anyways, so I decided maybe I should say a prayer about this and incorporate the Big Man upstairs to see what He thought and if there was any direction I should go. I prayed and basically said I am moving to Arizona. If you don't want me to, make it clear where I should go. Not even 2 hours later I get a phone call. The phone call went something like this: "Michelle, I think you should come work for me. I need someone to do this, this and this. (as he repeated my list to me) and maybe this. So you should think about it. I mean, you would have to move to Salt Lake City, but I think it would work out. What do you think?" I was speechless for like a minute and then told him I would call him back. I stopped and realized that was my answer. I freaked out for like an hour. I realized I was moving from my comfort zone. From my friends who had become my family. I realized for the first time, I was doing something for me, and not for anyone else. I know he wanted me to work for him, but I wanted to work for him more. I wanted the job he just told me about, after all it was my dream job. So I called him back and told yes, I wanted the job. We worked out the details (except when I started) and I was so excited. I couldn't really tell anyone, because I still had to turn in my 2 weeks. I sent him a text the next morning asking when he wanted me to start. He said 2 weeks. I think my heart stopped. I had to turn in my 2 weeks that day. Holy CRAP! So I wrote my notice, turned it in and cried a lot. Turning in my two weeks was really hard. I love the people I worked with! They weren't just co-workers, they were my best friends! So after crying a lot and getting the news off my chest, I got really excited. I went home and started packing. All of my stuff was packed up within 5 days. I called my landlord that day and told her I was moving. She said to see if I can find someone who might want to take over my contract, but who is going to want to move in, in the middle of the month? Wrong. The next day I found someone to take over my contract. Coincidence? I think not! Meant to be is more like it! So I worked my last two weeks, said my goodbyes and I was off. Everything feel into place perfectly. I got down here and my parents were here that weekend. I got to hang out with them, and then the following Monday started my new job. My first day I was so nervous. I wanted to be so amazing and work so hard, but learning the new ropes was hard. It took me a good 3 weeks to learn everything. But now, I love it. I love the people I work with. I love what I am doing. I love my office. I love Utah! I love everything! I have completely refreshed my life. Since moving to Utah I have lost 30 lbs, gone to church every week, cut my hair off, made goals- and started already achieving them. One of my goals was to be credit card debt free by the end of the year. However, I am going to be credit card debt free by THANKSGIVING! yahhoooo!!! I am so excited! I have saved so much money since moving down here. I love it! I love having money! So pretty much this whole 'new chapter' in my life is pretty amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who is needing something new! I am grateful for this blessing in my life. I don't know if I necessarily deserved it, but I am so grateful for it! I will post pictures of everything soon.


Unknown said...

Congratulations! You sound successful, happy and inspiring! I'm happy for you!

Unknown said...

The last comment was from Amber Malmberg, fyi

Amanda said...

You deserve all that good and happiness!! I'm so glad that you were blessed and that it has been so positive. I liked when you said that you prayed and told Heavenly Father that you were going to move to Arizona unless He had other plans. I read a talk by President Uchdorf (?) and he said sometimes we need to let Heavenly Father know our intentions, and start working towards that and if it's wrong, He will let you know.
It sounds like you are doing amazing, I'm proud of all the positive changes you've made and I can tell that you are so much happier now. It's hard to finally make decisions for you and not for anyone else but I'm glad you found that courage!! I wish I could be more like you in that regard. I obviously have a hard time with change and don't change things very often but maybe I'll learn from you and finally do something for myself.

Life can throw us pretty crazy curve balls, I love when we are able to hit those curve balls out of the park (cheese analogy? yes). I love that we know that those coincidences are more than coincidences.

PS, how are you loosing 30 pounds? I need some tips :)

Bonnie and Tyler said...

I am so happy for you, I can't even tell you how much! I love you girl, and you have been through so much you deserve to be happy :)

Nicole said...

I am proud of you! I love that you are happy and that you recognize that the changes in your life are a blessing from Heavenly Father. You are the bestest! I love you!