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April 14th


Sydney is coming to stay with me for the weekend. I can’t wait. He’ll be here tomorrow. Makes me giggle a little that Matty’s middle name is Sydney. So now I’ll have two on the couch.

Well, after two short weeks of being in the crazy la la land of undetermined employment, I’ve found a new job! I’m happily now employed in an entirely new field, which is both exhilarating and terrifying. I’m still working in health, but on the corporate side. Yesterday was my first taste; it feels refreshing to be so challenged by new tasks and information.

Yes, I’ve only done this for one day. And it wasn’t even a full day, but I can tell you that I slept well last night knowing I’m going to be putting my brain to use again. A few other perks:

  • The social aspect is much healthier. Essentially for the last two years I’ve been working alone in an office. This space is entirely different, with new people coming and going everyday and no end of conversation.
  • I’m wearing a dress. With heels. And a piece of jewelry. I know that sounds silly, but it felt good to get up this morning and find something great to wear to work. While I love a good stretchy pant as much as the next girl, there is something so fulfilling about wanting to dress to the nines. I feel much more confident when I also feel pretty. (Making Gloria Steinem proud, I realize.)
  • Perhaps most importantly, I’ve been given a huge new responsibility I don’t yet know how to tackle. I love puzzles and a challenge! The easiest way to get me motivated to greatness is to suggest I am not capable. So, I’m going to prove the few naysayers to shame.

Thank you for your countless emails about my job loss. Your well wishes worked and I am so very grateful! Now, back to work…


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22 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the new job!

  2. Congrats! How exciting! Oh and Sydney is adorable as always. 🙂

  3. Congrats. I think Gloria Steinem will be happy as long as you’re not looking to make a fish ride a bicycle.

  4. Many congratulations!!!
    And enjoy your new house guest!

  5. deb-dee April 14, 2010

    That’s fantastic! Congrats on the new challenge.

  6. Congratulations! Enjoy all of the challenges your new job brings to you!

  7. Heather April 14, 2010

    Wonderful news!

  8. Oh, Yay!!!!!! Tim got a budget cut pink slip on Thursday- so you’ve been even more in my thoughts. Let’s hope his turn around is as quick as yours.

  9. Great news, Kelli! You’ve really been on my heart.

  10. woo hoo!!!!

  11. Melissa April 14, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!! Jackie O would be proud too!!!

  12. Are you working in a company’s health and wellness program or something? So happy you found something so fast that you’ll enjoy. Yay! Good luck.

  13. Woot woot! So happy for you. And Gloria would be thrilled that you are confident and capable, whether that comes from a dress or pants.

  14. Can’t wait to hear more.

  15. Yay!!! Great news, congratulations!

  16. Congratulations on the job. I know exactly what you mean about feeling better when you dress nicely. I’m also starting a new job soon and it felt great today to put on a skirt and heels and meet some new people. All the best with your new beginning!

  17. That’s great news, Kelli, and very good to get a job so quickly in this market. Congratulations and have fun with the Sydneys.

  18. Gloria might be throwing a fit, but Dolly P. is super proud of you! Congratulations on the new job. I’m sure they’ll be putty in your hands after the first batch of goodies is brought to work.

  19. Congrats!!

    I have a cat named Sydney also =^..^=

  20. How great is that? I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. Whishing you good luck with it.

  21. Larissa Stretton April 15, 2010

    Yeah!! So glad to hear your good news!! You go girl!! (and dressing up IS fun)


  22. There is good karma in your life, and you deserve every moment of it for all the good you put into the world–glad to see it come your way!