Sooooo things have been a little quieter around here since the new year started and thought it's time to let you all in on what's been going on! Grab a snack and some fine friends, it's gonna be a long update.


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If you have been following me on Instagram for the past two months or so you may have heard me say something along the lines of "sorry I've been a bit MIA lately I have been tending to some things in my personal life...." Which I know can be SO annoying hearing it over and over and I've gone back and forth on whether I wanted to let you all know what I've been up to but I wanted to play it safe in case things fell through, I jinxed myself, etc. etc. etc.

SO, the "thing in my personal life" that's been taking up most of my attention these past few months has been... 

WE'RE MOVING! (and I got a new job 😬)

It's been a busy few months trying to balance it all let me tell ya. 

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If you don't know, my boyfriend Christian has been applying to medical school for the past year and after a very long application cycle, he has heard back from five schools! A few (dozen) pros and cons lists later he finally has a school he's committing to. I'm so incredibly proud of him and all of his hard work this past year and a half.

While Christian was busy trying to figure out which school he's going to sell his soul away to... I mean attend ya girl has been busy sending out my resume to anyone who would give me the time of day. Before I dive more into my job hunting fiasco, I do want to preface me moving with Christian when he went off to med school was never our plan. When Christian and I first started dating he was studying for the MCAT, I had just moved back to Charlotte for work and we both knew long-distance was eventually going to be in our future with him going off to school. I have always been firm in my stance of never wanting to follow a boy unless we were at least engaged. (Don't you all start suspecting anything, unless... 👀👀👀)

Well, as we learned from 2020 things don't always go as plan. 

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It was about a year and a half into my previous job when I decided I wanted to start looking for a new role elsewhere. I was brand manager for a wholesale diamond company and although I really enjoyed my job and loved getting to play with diamond rings all day, I felt stagnant. My position no longer challenged me and I wanted a role that focused more on what I was interested in which was social media / digital marketing. And so began my routine of spending hours scrolling through Indeed and LinkedIn for any position that I would be qualified for. 

Guys, job hunting is hard. Job hunting during a pandemic? That's a whole different ball game. More companies are opening positions for remote work and even though that means you have more companies to add to your list to apply to, that also means you have more people you have to compete with. When I first announced that I finally landed my first big girl job after college I mentioned that it took me over 8 months and 200 job applications to land my job and I was scared going into the hunt again that it'd be going through the same thing all over again. 

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While I was filling out applications I also had to come up with a game plan for my living situation. Due to the pandemic, I have been living with Christian and his brother since my lease ended in June (more on there here) and I had to figure out where I would live when Christian went off to school. I didn't have any potential roommates lined up and the thought of me paying half of my monthly income for a one-bedroom apartment wasn't ideal for me. So my options were either to find a job that paid more or move with Christian... or both. 

We started to explore the possibility of me moving with Christian when he went off to school and after a lot of thought, we decided to keep the option open. After Christian got into both of his top two schools it helped give us an idea of what city he was going to move to and I was now able to search for positions that were in Charlotte, remote, or the city he would be attending school. 

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Over the past few months, my days consisted of working my 9 -5, tweaking my resume, filling out job applications, phone interviews, apartment hunting for places in both Charlotte and different city (which was a hurtle itself, let me TELL YA), and trying to keep up with The Daily Amy. Job hunting and finding an apartment are already stressful as is, doing them together was another beast. I was never big on manifesting, creating vision boards, or anything of that sense, but after a couple months of dead ends, I figured why the heck not. 


Call it coincidence, voodoo magic, the universe looking after you, or whatever, but I'm not kidding when I say a week after I made my vision board and starting focusing my energy trying to manifest what I had put on it to come to life things started to fall into place.

Several phone calls and a couple tears later I'm SO happy to announce that I have accepted a position as a Digital Marketing Specialist for a luxury furniture company! Last week was my first week working in my new position and I can tell I am going to enjoy my new position a lot... and it's remote! 

Oh, and remember my whole living situation? In January Christian and I toured an apartment we LOVED, but the particular unit we were looking at had very limited availability, already had a lot of people interested in it, and we were waitlisted on it. After I accepted my new position, we heard back from the apartment complex and we signed on the place last week!

I also finally ovaried up and got my booty to the doctor's for some blood work and everything came back normal. THANK GOD. Again, maybe another story for another day, lol.

So, there you have it, that's what I have been up to behind the scenes! I am now trying to get adjusted to my new full-time position, balancing doing freelancing on the side and planning a move. It's been a little overwhelming, but also so exciting and I am so happy I finally get to have you all in the loop and take you with us! 

Also, don't worry I will announce where we'll be moving to soon. (;

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Want to catch up on what I have been up to the last week? I vlogged my last week working my previous position as a brand manager on my YouTube channel

WHEW. If you've made it this far thank you SO much for taking the time to read! I am so excited to start share moving content with you all! Leave your guess below to where you think we're moving to! As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day!



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