It only seemed appropriate that I come back to the blog in time for Thanksgiving. This past year has blown me away and I couldn't be more grateful. Twelve months ago you would have found me putting in my two weeks notice at a comfortable job and living in Arizona. The months prior were full of questioning whether I should quit my job with nothing new lined up and move to Tennessee.
I look back at that season and I can't remember being scared. I felt relieved. I was at peace. God nudged me and told me I was doing the right thing. He was paving a path. I just needed to trust Him, and I did.
After I put in my notice, I never went without a paycheck. I went from full-time employment to contractual work to freelance and back to full-time in March, with some freelance work on the side. I found myself at the state's paper and while that job was HORRIBLE, I met amazing and wonderful people who are now my dear friends.
Fast forward and for the past few months I've been working at a new company. A company that gave me culture shock in the first week because it's just not normal. You have a man of honor leading the company who constantly reminds us that our mission is to help people and we can't do that unless we keep God at the center of the company and our lives. (Google "financial company Brentwood" and the one with the 4.9 rating is where I work.) Y'all, I could give a hundred reasons why it's the most wonderful place to work, but just take my word for it. I'm blessed. And I don't deserve it.
Throw in that this year I met my boyfriend online and we've been together for eight months now. And HELLO, I'm. Living. In. Tennessee. I still drive around stunned that I actually live here. It's my first fall and I'm in love. The leaves, the cold. Everything is beautiful and that feeling in the air? It's everything I thought it would be and more.