I have had an exciting and stressful last few weeks. I had mentioned that I had been applying for positions, and turns out last week I had two second round in-person interviews at two potential employers. I received an offer on Thursday of last week from one and am still waiting to hear back from the other. This is a very exciting and BIG girl step for me in my career! It finally feels like all of the hard work I’ve put in is finally coming full circle. I will be sad to leave my current company and great teammates I’ve made bonded with over the years. I’ve spent nearly the last five years working hard to build a credible, likable, reliable, and hardworking reputation there, so it’s hard to let go of that progress and move on. I so desperately wanted to make it work, but in the end your work has to bring you value and your bosses should make proper attempts to recognize and utilize the talents and assets you bring to the company. I am a woman that strives to be better, learn more, and lead more effectively. I know my worth and I am done settling for less than what I deserve.
In other news, we brought home a new minivan this weekend. I guess I never imagined myself as a “minivan mom,” but here we are. In all honesty, I LOVE it. We ended up getting a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan and with black leather interior and black carpets. And of course, bucket seats!!
We are super duper excited to take the new girl camping and the size and accessibility is gonna be convenient as the kids grow and get more active. Not to mention, grocery shopping and school drop-offs are so much easier with automatic sliding doors.
Last week I had awful tooth pain come on suddenly in the very back of my upper left jaw. I made an appointment to the dentist and found out that I have a wisdom tooth trying to come down and it’s pressing on the root of my very back molar, causing me extreme pain and infection. The dentist gave me some penicillin and referred me to the oral surgeon to have the back tooth simply removed in hopes that the wisdom tooth could just come down and replace its place. Over the next few days, my mouth swelled up and I could barely open my jaw. The pain was awful, but it turns out I can’t get into the oral surgeon until May 16!! Absolutely crazy to me!! Anyway, after several days of the antibiotic and rotating Tylenol and ibuprofen, my face has finally returned to normal and my mouth has regained nearly all of its range of motion. Thank goodness for that because I was miserable for the better part of a week. Frozen peas were a valued asset to say the least!
Today I made an impulsive decision. This was very unlike me. Last week I took myself out to lunch by myself for the first time ever and it was surprisingly really relaxing and something I will be down to try again in the future. I don’t know what’s gotten in to me lately, but I have really just been making decisions without second guessing myself and it’s really bringing me a new sense of confidence! Today I was walking out of Walmart, got to the car, and decided that Mom was gonna get her hair cut. I pulled right next door to the salon and got right into the chair. The hairdresser cut maybe a bit more than I’d liked, but I was going for a style that was much different than anything I’ve had in a very long time. I took the length down quite a bit, added some layers and curtain bangs, and lightened it up a little. It was a good, quick treat to myself since I finally got out of the house alone.
Hope you all are doing well. I’ll keep you all updated in the coming days on where I end up career-wise!!