BIG life things

I can finally share with all my big news from last week. No, I'm not engaged and I am not with child.

I found a new job. I quit my current job. This is my last week with my company, and I'm starting my new job November 7.

I'm so excited I could cry. While I loved the people I work with right now, not everything about the job was for me. It just didn't work properly in my life. There was a lot of unnecessary stress, and I was just ready for a change.

So I found it. I found a new job with a smaller company and a better title. I'm still in the media field; I'll be working as an editor, which I'm very excited about. I get to start working with other kinds of content than just tips and news for the Web. There is more structure. I don't get to work from home, which kind of sucks, but I do get a lot of holidays. Holidays where I don't need to be logged on from home doing more work. It'll be a welcome change.

I feel like I'm closing the door on a big part of my life. This was my first job out of college. I was lucky enough to find a job in my field after graduation within four months of graduating. I was a part of the select few. It was awesome. I made a lot of really awesome friends, including (but not limited to) Bianca, who's made my life infinitely better.

I'm nervous to be the New Kid at work again. But I'm more excited about the new challenges I'll have each day. My new office is in downtown Boston, so I'll be able to romp around the city after work more often. I'll be closer to friends whom I can have lunch with during the week. It's a true blessing.

I know I'm really lucky, especially in this economy and in my field. Journalism is rough. But I work hard. And I know I'm never going to take this for granted.

So here we go, starting on a new chapter of my life. It's scary and unknown, but it's completely, 100 percent awesome.

And, you know, so this post isn't totally text, here's a photo that basically sums up Sunday.
Runs now require cold gear, full-length pants and headbands. Sigh. I guess we're just bowling straight into winter now.

Also, I'm guest posting over here today, so come check it out!


  1. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! thats awesome and yes no job is worth too much stress! so happy for you girl :-) new chapter of life!


  2. Congrats! I know well that feeling of relief - the "Oh my God, I found something else" feeling. Wishing you the best in the new gig!

  3. Congrats lady! It's all about loving what you do and sometimes it's scary to make those moves but they must be done.

  4. Congrats, Alex! I'm so happy you were able to something that is such a good fit for you. There's always that awkward learning curve right at the beginning, but it really sounds like this is going to be a welcome and dare I say awesome (?) change of pace. Well done, chica! Happy Halloween and looking forward to your new adventures starting on the 7th!!

  5. Yay! Congrats! That is awesome news!!! xo

  6. Congratulations! I graduated a year ago and I am still looking for work in the media field. I've had a few interviews, which I am happy to of had, but the competition is fierce. Finding a career is such an emotional roller coaster. Wishing you a great first day!


  7. Glad you clarified the marriage/pregnant thing. I hate when people start things off like "I've come to a point in my life, blah blah blah, I'M GETTING A CAT!" It's like, oh my god, you scared the shit out of me, don't do that. haha CONGRATS! So happy for you, baby. Also, enjoyed watching Iron Chef with you last night. :)

  8. I'm so very happy for you! I'm amazed that, as a fellow young journalist, you got a job right out of college as an editor! You are clearly very talented and moving up in the world! Congrats, girl!

  9. AHHH IM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Congratulations Alex!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  10. YAAAAY. i hope i'm as lucky as you and snag a journalism job after college. i'm so happy for you. except for the winter coming part. that part sucks.

  11. Congrats on the new job! This is awesome news! :)

  12. Congratulations!!!!! So excited to hear about your new adventures.


    a toast.

  13. Congratulations! Yay for new, better jobs for us both!! :) Cupcakes to celebrate ASAP!

  14. ahh yayy!!! I am so so happy for you!!! Unneccessary stress is so lamee!!
    You are going to fit right in, im sure of it!

  15. Yay! And yes -- meeting you was the greatest thing about our former employer!

    Love the running outfit - must've had a good stylist ;)

  16. YAY!!! So happy for you. I hope the new job is everything you're looking for! :)

  17. That's so exciting!

  18. I follow The Short Of It and saw that guest post of yours. Great post.

    Hopefully she'll publish the post I sent her as well :P

    Anyway.. changes like that are awesome! I wish you the best of luck.

  19. Congratulations!!! What exciting news to share. I hope your new job is all that you hope for and more. :)

  20. YAY!!! I am so excited for you lady!! Such an exciting time in your life. Cheers to new beginnings!!

  21. I'm sorry I missed this post earlier! Graduate school is eating my soul.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Soooo excited to hear about the new job and your first day and omgggggggggggg...

    Also, I swear I am going to send you a letter. For the reals.


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