Charlotte is INSANE

Hey everyone! So its been 2 weeks since moving down here and so far I love it and things seem to really be working out!

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I moved down January 8th and my parents stayed that weekend and helped me get all settled in.  We had to buy a few things like a dresser and a kitchen table and just random things for the apartment.  I am so thankful that they were able to make the drive with me and see where I’ll be living.  I know it wasn’t easy for them to leave me here, and it definitely was not easy for me to be left here at first, but home will always be home.

oh and by the way…I got a job!!! So back before Thanksgiving I had applied for this position and then had a phone interview at the beginning of December.  At the time it didn’t work out and I wasn’t going to go any further in the process.  So the day before I moved down here I got a call from the company asking if I was still interested and if I would be able to Skype interview the following week.  I told them I was actually moving the next day and would love to do an interview in person.  So we scheduled my interview for Monday morning.  I moved down that weekend and Monday morning I got up and went to my interview.  I thought it went really good but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.  That afternoon they called me and offered me the job!! I am so excited! It’s a really awesome job with great opportunities! So here it is…

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I will be the Registration Coordinator for the Insane Inflatable 5k.  The Insane Inflatable 5k is an awesome race for all age groups done on inflatable obstacles! Part of my job is being on site for these events and that means I get to travel all over the country.  Basically every weekend, I will get to fly to a different state to go to these different races.  Currently most races are in California, Texas, and Arizona (because they’re the only warm states), but they’re coming all across the country later in the year. I don’t start until March 1st but I am so INSANELY excited to finally be in my career field of event management and have this awesome opportunity to fly all over the country and visit new places. Its so surreal that on my first “real day” in Charlotte I was offered such an awesome job I had been waiting for!

Since I don’t start until March, I am continuing to work at David’s Bridal for now because that had been my plan and they were counting on me as an employee.  Its definitely been a transition, just because they don’t do everything the same in this store as my last and  I most definitely miss my Harrisburg crew!!! But as of now, I’m going to continue to work there through February to make a little extra money and to keep myself busy for the next month.

And last but not least, Drew is awesome!! Love that kid to death! He’s been busy with work during the week and has been picking up a few extra gigs with the local hockey team on the weekends.  We’ve been having a lot of fun just being able to hang out with each other, which is something we weren’t really able to do for the past 1 1/2 years, so we’re really enjoying living together. We’ll see when he gets sick of me 😉

THE big move

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It is officially official! In just one short week, I will be moving to Charlotte, NC! As most of you know, Drew moved there back in February for a job with the Charlotte Knights, and in October was hired on full-time as their Assistant Director of Video Production.

Since graduation, I have been working at David’s Bridal here in Harrisburg, still looking for a full-time job in event coordination.  At the beginning of the summer, I went on a few interviews here and there.  Nothing worked out but I know I am able to come to terms that that’s how it was supposed to happen.  Later in the summer, I began looking more towards the long-term.  Drew and I talked a lot about staying in Charlotte or coming home, or moving to a different city, but one thing we knew for sure is that we wanted to be together.  Since he was hired on full-time, I began to search for jobs in Charlotte more seriously.  There are endless opportunities down there (much more than Central PA has to offer) and that’s a really exciting thing for me as a 23-year old.  The city of Charlotte is absolutely beautiful and there are constantly events and things happening around the city to experience .  I’ve only been there twice, but I’m so excited to call it my future home.

For the time being, I will be transferring stores to a local David’s Bridal in Charlotte.  I struggled with this for a while, because I really wanted to have a full-time job lined up, but it just wasn’t happening.  I realized I needed to just take the leap and go down there so I can interview in person and make connections in Charlotte.  I have been in contact with a few people who want to meet up once I get settled, so that is always something to look forward to!

I am really excited to see what a new jobs, friends, and a new city will bring in 2016!