Thursday, October 14, 2010

BIG NEWS!!

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WHEEE I am SO excited to announce my BIG/AWESOME/HAPPY news!

As many of you suspected...

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I GOT A JOB!!!

And not just any job...
But the job I wanted the MOST, that is going to do ah-mazing things for my career, that is full of awesome, fun people, that is actually going to let me live in this city and ENJOY it.

You're probably wondering, "What IS this job?"

Well, its not a lawyer job (duh).

But that's pretty much all I'm going to say!  I was lucky in that no one from my old firm ever found my blog.  But I have to be super duper extra careful here in NYC, and for that reason, I will not be talking about my job in any sort of detail/specifics on this blog.  You understand, don't ya?  Thanks.  :)

I haven't discussed my job search on this blog for the same reason.  Needless to say, it's been a frustrating and long process.  I officially parted ways with my old firm July 31, so August and September and this first half of October have been full of meetings, interviews, and STRESS.  I knew I didn't want just any job, but a GOOD job, a job I wouldn't hate, and a job that would give me the means to live in this city and not starve.  Several weeks, 3 interviews, and 1 surprisingly difficult writing test later, I received THE phone call Wednesday afternoon, and I have not been able to stop smiling since!!!  Tonight my friends are taking me out to a cozy new wine bar in the 'hood to celebrate.  Have I mentioned that I have the bestest friends in the whole wide world here??

Inevitably, there will be some things I miss about being unemployed... namely, that which I'm doing today: lying in bed, burning fireplace-scented candles, sipping tea, watching Criminal Minds, and reading online.  I'll also miss:

- afternoon runs along the West Side Highway
- More Fun Monday's with my friend Ryan (who has Mondays off)
- going grocery shopping at TJ's and WF during the day (aka not at crazy rush hour time)
- staying up til 4 AM and sleeping in til noon (or later...)
- my own dress code

BUT, the things I won't miss far outweigh the things I will.  I am so happy!  Not sure of my starting date, but it will definitely be sometime next week.  So soon!  You know, the first thought that entered my mind?  "I have to go buy new work clothes!!!"  Some things never change...

P.S. Holy crap, I am officially a NEW YORKER!!


18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I'm very excited for you.

Megan said...

Congrats that is so fantastic. I just read your earlier post and I really hope you keep running this blog, its one of my favs.

Lavanya said...

Congratulations sweetie!! So happy for you! *hugs*

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS! I am so happy for you :)

shelly said...

CONGRATS girly!! glad to see things are looking up for ya! i knew it would :) YAY Caroline!!!!

The Jazzy Olive said...

hey girl!!!!!!!!


CONGRATS!

I was wondering if you'd be willing to chat with me about WHY you chose to stop with the law career. I'm in the midst of applying to law school but I feel like we're pretty similar people, so I would love to hear what you have to see.

If you're willing, email/gchat me @ thejazzyolive@gmail.com.

Thanks!

xoxo congrats again!

Katz NYC said...

Congratulations! Glad you were able to find a job you wanted. It's big part of your life, so it really matters what you do. I'm very unhappy with my job and still waiting to feel what you're feeling right now. But I'm sincerely happy to see that dreams do come true.

TheAnalyst said...

Congrats Carolyn!! I hope you love every moment!

Melita said...

yay!! congrats my dear! i'm SO happy for you. and yes, you are official now lol. hugs!!

MoneyMaus said...

Congrats, Carolyn!!! :) You had patience and it totally paid off. Somethings take time and are completely worth it in the end, even after all the frustrations!

Lauren said...

Congrats!

Revanche said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!

shannon said...

omg! i'm crazy excited for you!

Analiese said...

Congrats sweetie! It sounds awesome! *champagne toast*

Danielle said...

Yay!!! So happy for you.

fresh365 said...

Yay! That's aweseome news Carolyn! And as for your last post and debating on whether or not to keep the blog, I do hope you will. I don't always write, but I do read and love how honest you are with everything you discuss. Very refreshing. Have fun celebrating!

michele said...

CONGRATS CAROLYN!!!!! Yay! I'm so happy for you!! Best of luck in your fancy new job - I hope it's everything you could ever want and more!! hugs, hugs hugs!!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Fabulous news! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! So very pleased for you x