Wednesday, December 16, 2009

tough morning.


I have turned in two resignation letters in my life... the one i handed in, folded inside a pretty envelope today was the hardest.

i love my job. i wake up every day never dreading to walk inside my office. How many people can say that? 50% i loved my job and 50% i loved everyone i worked with. It was a joy to be part of it all.

It was scary to turn in my letter. I mean this economy is pretty scary isn't it?

January 4th will be my last day at what has been my dream job.

But as M said when i texted her before handing in my letter, on January 6th I will be with my dream guy again, moving to Virginia. I can not wait for that.

So as much as I am sad to leave the city I love, and most importantly the family i adore (this breaks my heart because we are so close to one other. I will miss sharing every day with my parents and seesters), he is my choice. "Virginia is for lovers."

to my employer, i wrote the following as my last line and i sincerely mean it:

"I wish you and the City of Wichita Falls all the best.
It is where I will always call home."


but home... home is now in his arms and his arms are in Virginia.


(pic 1 from the talented alicia bock / pic 2)

38 comments:

Sarah C said...

oh girl. i can't even imagine how difficult it will be saying goodbye to everything you feel so comfortable in right now. i know things will work out after the big move - besides, you'll have that handsome man to turn to (face to face!) every time you need him!

Geisslein said...

This shurly will be a hard way...but a wonderful one too! Wish you all the best cute little lady!

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness! that was so bittersweet! Congratulations on this next big step!

Gabby said...

Jenni is right...it is SO bittersweet! But Virginia IS for lovers, and your future is so incredibly bright!

amy lapi said...

oh boy. i just found your blog + love it, and i wish you so much luck.. i'm sure you will love it in va. :)

Rhianne said...

I love the last sentence. Everything will work out for you, I know it - I'd pick dream man over dream job everytime :) x

Saltina said...

That sounds really tough, but it will be SO worth it when you are with him.

Erin said...

You've made a brave choice to follow your heart! Good for you. My husband left his home in England to move to Canada to be with me. I'm grateful for that, and so happy that we've made our home here. We go back to London when we can, and keep in touch with his family via skype and email and the phone and letters... I have a feeling you will be VERY GOOD at keeping in touch with your family, too!
xo

J. said...

wow, this just makes it so... official!! Hugs to you today- I know how hard leaving a job you love can be!
We MUST get together before you leave... it's coming so soon!

Holly said...

I'm sorry to hear that you had to quit your job :/ But hopefully uou can find something you love just as much out in Virginia. My parents actually moved from there to Texas, the opposite of what your doing I guess. But they had multiple opportunities in both areas.

I have a quick question for you: Do you have a promotional Banner for the blog that I can put on mine? I'd love to show my support on the site!

<333

Megan said...

Oh that must have been so hard but concerntrate on the amazing adventure you have ahead of you, big hugs xx

Alaine said...

Aw, I envy your courage and the strength it must have taken to do that. You are such an amazing person. Have I said that before? I'm sure I have, but you certainly deserve to be told twice! Here's wishing you and your guy all the best in Virginia. I've heard it's beautiful there. =]

Emilie Lynne said...

I'm going to be going through the same thing really soon, and I am so happy I found your blog <3

I'm moving far away from the only home I've ever known in February, to be with my boyfriend. We've waited such a long time for this!

I wish you all the happiness in the world!!

*/emy said...

i just left my boyfriend in chile - if it wasn't so far away from my home {in minnesota}, i would move for him too. good choice! :)

The Socialite said...

You're breaking my little heart. So bitter sweet, but yes - to be with the one you love - THAT is home. It's where your heart is! :)

Meg Fee said...

gotta go find out about the guy. you're so courageous. xo

HT said...

I know exactly what you're going through. I left my job in CO to move back to SC so that I could be closer to my BF. It was so difficult to make that decision, but I'm so glad I did. Good luck with everything! :)

i-zilla ..... said...

oh this was such a touching heartfelt post <3 here's to lots of love and many new exciting adventures in virginia!

Krissa said...

wow....that must have been hard to do...but the choice you are making is much better then doing nothing and staying where you are...changes are a progression to something...you are making changes and those changes are leading you to your future family.
I am SO excited for you!!!!

Fallon said...

Change never sounds great. Once your moved, I just know you'll be alright. You can go home and visit on weekends whenever your homesick and I'm sure you'll find a job you love just as much. Your such a sweetie Your coworkers can only love you :)

Belen said...

Wow micaela, i'm so excited for you :)

and honestly, i felt my knees tingle a bit because this post was so beautifully written that i felt like i was you in that moment. oh goodness.

love you :)

eQ said...

I love quitting jobs! It only means you are off to a new adventure! It's a little sad, but more exciting than anything else! Congrats!

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

Cuteness... you can always go back and visit!

His arms where you need to be xoxox.

Maddy said...

congrats on moving with your guy. You're very brave in leaving your job! I wish you lots of luck :)

missy. said...

oh lady. i know exactly how you feel.. [more to come on this] and yes you will be with the man of your dreams and so much more will be coming from this new journey of yours than you can even imagine! i can just feel it. keep that in mind ok?! love you.

kateigh said...

this is beautiful. i have been trying to move away to warmer climates since as far back as i remember. (i not so secretly HATE snow and cold and all winter has to offer in ny) i wish i could pack up and leave, but im just too nervous to leave our families behind. i envy you. maybe one day we will just do it!

Anna said...

your so tough! i know it's hard and scary (texas is a hard place to leave+family...skype is a lifesaver), but it will be so worth it when you're there with him. i know from a little experience ;) good luck finding a new job, i'm sure you'll fall into just the right one. and if you ever need anything, i'm in virginia too! xox

Cassie said...

An amazing but very hard post to write I imagine. I feel for you - you must feel very torn but I am sure you won't regret it once you are settled in Virginia. Are you with family or your man for Christmas? xx

Marisa said...

m - this just brought me to tears... because i know how hard this is for you.

Sanja said...

:((( i know how you feel, baby. i will have to deal with the same very soon:((( but at least, we'll be with our men<3

love ya, amore mio!

Micaela said...

oh my goodness lovies, THANK YOU sooo very much for all your comments and kind words. They really helped me out more than you know. my heart is all of yours!!!

amy, emilie, & emy- SO NICE to meet you girls. such a pleasure, esp. you two e's who know exactly how it feels. Emilie, we can go through this together! :) thank you for introducing me to your lovely corners of the internet.

LOVE TO YOU ALL XO it means sooo much to me.

lindsey said...

<3

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

hugs babydoll.

Nahl said...

oh wow u decided to move!!!
Hope everything is better for you than the current-do keep me updated.
Best of luck-it's going to be an awesome change.
xxx

Red Boots said...

Oh Micaela, I went through the exact same thing in September. I was working in England, in my dream dream dream job, but my boyfriend got offered a job in Scotland (where we're from). He moved up in August, and I spent a month by myself in England. Resiging from my job was the hardest thing in the world, and I cried and cried when I wrote the letter, and I was convinced I was making the wrong decision. But as soon as I got to Scotland, and was with my boyfriend again, I knew it was the right thing to do. It just felt like the right place to be - job or no job.

Care said...

Virginia IS for lovers!

Jenni said...

What a strong post. I am very happy for you that you are moving forward and moving closer to the place you ultimately want to be (with your sweetie). And think positive about the job situation, just because you loved this one so does not mean you won't love the new one you get just as much if not more :) xoxo.

:: Gina :: said...

love endings ...
it always means something is about to begin!

=)

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