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Why I have been MIA from Blogging and what has been going on

October 30, 2013

Hello Blogging world! Did you notice that my blog has been "deleted" for almost 2 weeks? Well, shame on you if you didn't. Kidding.
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Have you ever heard of the saying by Marilyn Monroe; sometimes GOOD things fall apart so better things come together? Or if you are of Christian faith like I am, "God has perfect timing". "It's all apart of God's plan"?

Perhaps you have heard the most famous saying:

Everything happens for a reason.

Can I please tell you that I am cold, hard, living proof that ALL of the above quotes are TRUE.

Let me explain what has been happening...

As a lot of my friends know, my current job was downsizing. This was the third "downsize" in nearly 2 1/2 years. I have been there since day one and I just felt that the time had come for me to move on and venture into a new career. However, the best way to do that is to have a new job lined up before I leave my current one. So, that's what I did. I obtained an Executive Assistant position for a blooming Real Estate company. My last day at my job was Friday, October 18th and my new job as the Executive Assistant was starting on Tuesday, October 22nd. I talked about that on a lot of my blog entries. The job was Uptown Charlotte and I found a brand new apartment ONE block from my new job. I could walk to work, walk to restaurants, bars, etc. Everything sounds great, right?

That Saturday, the 19th, to celebrate my new job, I went to Greensboro to stay with my grandma and grandpa, and my mom even came up to stay as well. We grilled steaks, looked through old pictures, drank wine, and it was just the best night. Sunday, my grandmother was going to take me shopping for gorgeous new office clothes. We wake up bright and early Sunday morning, get dressed and dolled up, then take off for a day of shopping. 

Once my grandmother and I set out for our fun day off shopping, my cell phone rings. It was the CEO of the real estate company. She told me my job offer was rescinded. And to be honest, I have no idea what happened. "Upon further review, we are not going to be a good fit". NC is an "at will" employment state, which means you can be hired, fired, and anything in between without reason at any time. When she told me that via telephone, my entire world fell apart. The apartment I was so damn excited about? Gone. My new career? Gone. I was going to have to file for unemployment which I probably would not even be approved for since I resigned from my last job, barely be able to pay my bills, and maybe lose everything. When you have no source of income and are not sure when you can obtain a new job - what can you do? 

I am the type of person who measures a lot of my confidence, self actualization, and self worth by my career. My grandmother is the same way, so is my dad. It runs in my family. Sure, it may not be politically correct, but it is what it is.

I felt humiliated. I was so excited and I had told everyone. I was making huge plans. And with a 3 minute phone call, everything was taken. I can't tell you the pain, anxiety attacks, and tears that followed that call. I could not drive home that Sunday because I was so distraught. So, last Monday the drive of shame back to Charlotte commenced. I called my prior boss, sister, Kelly, and the closest people of my life to let them know what happened.

Marquis took me out for pizza when I got back and I hit the ground. It was time to start over. The worst thing I could do was keep harping on what happened and beating myself up. Last week I worked out, did some deep cleaning, and researched company after company applying for jobs and sending my resume for them to keep on file for future openings. I probably contacted over 300 companies.

Sunday night when I was Googling different companies in the Ballantyne Corporate Park (aka the land of opportunity) I saw an investment firm that seemed VERY interesting. Since I previously worked for an investment firm, I thought I would email them. They did not have any job postings on their website, but I did not let that stop me.

The very next morning the President of the company emailed me and told me that he had been interviewing for an Executive Assistant/Office Manager, and he was close to making a decision, but if I could come in that day at 3 PM, he would interview me. So, I got my crap together and I was in his office at 3 PM sharp. The office was in the heart of the corporate park on the fourth floor, overlooking the lake, and was very modern and chic. It felt like "home" being there. I had a great interview. He told he liked my drive and my spunk. (LOL... spunk, huh?) Today, I got the call that he wants me to join his company. I graciously accepted, and I start FRIDAY! This has been some process; interview on Monday, offered the job on Wednesday, and I start Friday.


The President of this company is amazing. He has a stellar sense of humor and we got along great. I am also getting a significant pay raise. Plus, full benefits. Everything makes sense now. I am SO happy. The absolute happiest I have ever been. Now that I have come through the dark, I want to be back at my blog documenting this crazy, ever changing life.

Grandma and I finally had our shopping day today, and man was it successful.


Well guys that is it for now. I have missed you all so much. I can't wait to catch up and see what everyone has been up too!

37 comments

  1. ah you had me worried something happened between you and Marquis - I am glad that is not the case!! I am so very excited that you found what seems like a dream job & how could you say no to a pay raise.. GET IT GIRL!!! I cant wait to have you back in my life & blogging!!!

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  2. It's funny because I was going to send you an email today.. You are such a dear friend! I am SO excited for this journey for you. And hey, you and Marq do what you gotta do!! Rock on <3

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  3. Im sorry hun, that really sucks! Im glad you were able to find something else!!!!

    glad you are back

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  4. I'm so glad that everything worked out! If one door closes, another one opens. So glad that you are back!

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  5. So glad that everything worked out in your favor, dear. You deserve the best!

    › xo fal • falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw on Instagram that your job had fallen through, I'm so happy you were so quickly able to find something!! It sounds amazing too!! Glad you're back!

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  7. So glad you are back in action!! Seems like everything worked out due to you drive and determination!! So proud of you girl!! Hugs and smooches!!!

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  8. I agree that everything happens for a reason and have definitely seen it work out that way in my life. I am so very happy for you and wish you the best of luck in this new job. I'm glad you're back to blogging and am looking forward to hearing more about your adventures :)

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  9. Amen!! Congrats Liz! So happy for you, sometimes things fall apart so we can see what was really meant to happen! Praying that you LOVE this new job!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! What a whirlwind. Glad everything has worked out for the best. :)

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  11. My heart completely sank when I read they called you with that news, then I got so excited how it all turned out. Man, God truly does have HIS timing and everything really does happen for a reason. I really admire your drive, you are going to be an amazing asset to your new company! Congrats, so happy things are looking up for you.

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  12. So happy it worked out for you!!! CONGRATS!!

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  13. Glad you're back and congrats! That's so exciting. Plus, no judgement. I don't think there is one relationship out there that is perfect!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  14. I MISSED YOU, WOMAN!!! SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!

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  15. I am so glad you are back!!!! I have missed your beautiful face and wonderful posts!!!

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  16. I am so glad you are back!!!! I have missed your beautiful face and wonderful posts!!!

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  17. I have missed you sweet girl. So glad things worked out for you. YAY for having you back!

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  18. It is soooo great things worked out how they were supposed to!!!! I've nominated you for The Sunshine Award, deets are over on my blog :)

    http://tatteredtotaylored.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-sunshine-award.html

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  19. Welcome back! I'm so glad everything worked out for you. That must have been one heck of an emotional whirlwind. Good luck with the new job!

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  20. I definitely noticed! Glad you're back and glad everything fell into place exactly the way it was meant to be. So crazy how things have to fall apart before they can be pieced together the way they were intended. I'm so happy for you and I am so glad you're back.

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  21. You're back! And better than ever!! Yay for fate!

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  22. Sounds like this is a much better fit and I'm so happy you are happy. I did notice you've been quiet for awhile and that's okay. Sometimes we have to be quiet and think. And while I'm so glad you found a good job, you oughta know your worth is not determined by that. You're gonna be an awesome person no matter what life hands you!

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  23. Glad all is well. I did notice your absence. I am also dying to know about this relationship. I, too, am in a complicated situation. Misery (or bliss) loves company. =)

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  24. I was wondering about you....glad things are falling into place.

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  25. glad to hear everything worked out!! so exciting!! :)

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  26. I am glad to hear that all has worked out (and sounds like for the better!) I had a similar situation happen, two weeks ago, I was laid off unexpectedly from my job. I applied to everything I could and got a job interview the very next day. Then was hired the next day after that. And it's a much better job for a pregnant girl - less stress and nicer people. Everything happens for a reason. www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm so glad everything has worked itself out! Congrats on your new job and I can't wait to hear more about it :)

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  28. Welcome back! You were definitely missed. I am so happy that everything worked out for you! It sounds like everything happened for the best and you got an even better opportunity coming your way! I hope that you have an amazing first day tomorrow!!!!

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  29. I noticed your blog and was pretty worried! Honestly that woman that took back your job offer? The whole thing was NOT meant to be and your new job clearly is perfect for you! You have SO much drive and other women should see how you handled this as a great example. Wonderful job Liz and best of luck today - I know you will kick BUTT!!!! xo

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  30. That's so awesome, welcome back!! I'm happy to hear everything worked out well for you! Now you can shine in your new position! Good Luck!!

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  31. I have to say I was super disappointed when I went to read your blog only to be told it no longer existed. But I continued to click on it every day and today WHAM your back. So happy things are falling into place for you and very happy to see you back in the blog world. As far as your nontraditional relationship goes, if it works for you two then it's no body's business. Good luck and I cannot wait to hear how our book is coming along.

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  32. I am so sorry to hear that the job fell through, but so happy that something new and better came up! So, congratulations!! I can only imagine how difficult it was to get that phone call.
    I have no idea what a nontraditional relationship is, ha ha but I am very curious. As long as it works for you two that is all that matters!

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  33. I love hearing about how bad things turn into good! I'm sorry it was difficult at first, but very glad it all worked out in the end, even better than you originally expected! Welcome back and congrats!
    -carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  34. Welcome back doll!
    I can understand those changes and things happening at once!
    I love your persistence to get what you want and it seems like this new job is even better!
    Congrats to you!!!
    xo, E

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  35. So happy that everything has worked out for you!! I'm sure you're rocking it at your new job! I was in Charlotte a few weekends ago, and stayed at the Ballantyne Hotel - what a beautiful area. How cool that you get to work in such nice environment! :)

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  36. I was wondering where you were! Sorry you went through this rollercoaster but when God closes a door He opens a window, and as you said everything makes sense. I am just glad it was nothing related to your dear dad.

    Maria @ The Good Life

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