Small Girl, Big Ideas

That's The Last Straw

I have been planning this post for so long, waiting and anticipating the day I would be able to reveal that third and final resolution (the full one) I couldn't share with you back in January. This post has been written for awhile, even before I knew what exactly would happen. You see the planner in me needed to try her best to plan that which was unplannable. So, big breath in. Big breath out.....

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I've got a new position, as in job. One of the big new year's resolutions was to move on from where I was working, whether it be moving across the country because Jason had a new job or moving down the road to get me into a new one. My work situation got progressively worse over the past year, and I felt like my time was limited there. I watched nearly everyone on my team, which I moved here to be a part of and that I loved working with, be let go. I have been lucky in the past to work at stable companies with employees that stayed for years, so this experience was definitely, well, an experience, but I am glad to be moving on. I have made some great friends in Pennsylvania who I will stay in contact with forever, and I wouldn't change a single way Jason and I chose to do things. So this goes out to Julie, Jim, Adriane, and Shauna - you were all wonderful to work with and have become great friends to me and my family. I am lucky to have met you all both professionally and personally, thank you for helping me grow over this time and believing in me and my work. I couldn't have grown so much without you all!

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I am really excited about my new position - it's truly going to be a great new leap for me. I'm no longer working in pure product design and focusing on more graphics and web design, which is what I feel like I have been more into doing for awhile now. This is also why I have been so crazy busy lately. It's not easy to have a blog, move, and be interviewing for multiple positions all while having a full-time job. I am really so excited, and this outfit was my 'power outfit' I wore on the day I officially resigned. A dog print dress, bright heels, and a cheeky bag that just felt right for the occasion. We treated ourselves to a night out at the Circular Dining room at the Hotel Hershey - a fun and yummy dinner that ended with congratulatory chocolate strawberries.

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cavorting canines dress :: anthropologie via ebay
belt :: modcloth remixed
wedges :: enzo anglioni remixed
bag :: kate spade
headband :: free people remixed
necklace :: target remixed
ring :: kate spade remixed

39 comments:

  1. Moving on from jobs can definitely be tough, but if things weren't good there definitely no point in staying miserable!! A new adventure that's for sure.
    I really love this dress, I spy a little duke on it!! How cute! And these shoes are really wonderful, love the colour
    xJennaD

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  2. Congrats on the new gig! I can see you being amazing at that job! :)

    Sara :)
    http://zerotosixtyjournal.blogspot.com/

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! Being contented in your job is so very important, I'm happy for you :) Not to mention that dress is perfect, I have the same one and it's one of my all time faves.

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  4. That is awesome! I know the feeling - on to better things. Nothing but positive vibes your way lady.

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  5. please stop! i love the bag i love the shoes and i love the delicious food that i am now drooling over. ugh!

    Chandler

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  6. Sounds like a great new exciting adventure. I know it can be fantastic to quit a job you dislike. I was quite elated a few times when I did the same. Hope the new position is much better for you.


    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Congrats on the new position! I wish you all the luck in the world! xx

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com

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  8. Congratulations on your new position!

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  9. Congratulations on your new job & I love your dress!

    Bevin
    www.magnoliareverie.com

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  10. This is such a power outfit, Katherine!! Aaaah, congrats to you for being able to quit your job and find something new. That is just such a big stepping stone in your life! <3 Good luck, good luck, and good luck some more. You are gonna rock this new job--I'm sure of it. :)

    Your delicious looking dinner was well-deserved. I really love the print on that dress, and those heels make you look like yer definitely in charge. :D :D

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  11. Congrats and good luck! I had a job like your where everyone who came in after me also left before I did, so I got out of there. Best of luck in your new position! Designers unite ;)

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  12. Congrats on the new job!! So exciting! Love that dog print dress and cheeky bag!
    ~Sara

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  13. Congrats on this new chapter! You are a brave and strong lady - I know you'll be great! xo

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  14. Congratulations on your new job! That's so exciting! It looks like you two had a wonderful, well-deserved celebration too!
    This dress you're wearing is pretty much the best dress in existence. Dog faces? I'm in love.

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  15. LOVE that dress - and the bag is so sweet and fun! Congrats on the new job! Always great to start a new chapter :).
    -Annie

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  16. Congratulations! It's good to hear that the year is going as you wanted to be! And I know how hard it's to have a blog, a full time job,moving (I move all weeks). But let me tell you do a great job :)

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  17. You look gorg (love the dress and heels, and that bag!) and that food looks amazing. But most of all, congratulations on your new job!!! Seems like you're moving in a direction that you really like and it seems like it was absolutely the right decision for you. Hooray!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. super duper cute, lady! love this look!
    kw ladies in navy

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  19. Ahh congratulations! I'm so glad for you. I love that dress by the way. And everything about your hair is perfect in these pictures, really!

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  20. Even when it is a good thing, it can be hard moving on to new jobs, so congratulations and good job! So sure this will bring so many great new things into your life!

    Also- loving this outfit because it is so very you. And laughing at how perfect the bag was to the post.

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  21. Congratulations on the new job!! Also I love all things about this outfit :) That bag is just too perfect with everything that you said has been going on with the previous job. I wish you the best with this new job!!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  22. Congratulations on getting a new job! Hope that this one is tons better and more enjoyable!

    what a great way to celebrate - the Hotel Hershey is fabulous!

    Also, your dress is just SO darling!

    Congrats again!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  23. You are so lovely! I hope we can meet someday since you are in and out of Cincinnati! Good luck on all your new adventures!

    Meg
    guppyandwhaleshark.blogspot.com

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  24. I hear you about being busy! Congrats girl so happy that you got the job you wanted! I am really loving my new job this year and it makes a world of difference I can tell you that. I love this outfit too- super cute as always!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  25. Congratulations on you new position and adventure =) I wish you the best in your work and the new move (including moving home).

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  26. Good for you! That is amazing and awesome all rolled up into one! Wishing you the best!

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  27. You two are so adorable...Loving your outfit again of course, especially the romper and purse. Figures that it's Kate Spade! -Jess L

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  28. Congrats on your new position girl!
    I've been begging the hubs to take me to the spa at the Hershey Hotel, but hasn't happened yet.

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  29. congratulations!! :) and, that bag is too cute, ha!

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  30. I remember how unhappy you sounded when talking about your job -- so this is awesome! You are definitely talented with web design and I think it's probably more interesting than business bags. And yes, I've always wondered how you've done all you do. You're the busiest person, ever! Also your shoes are AWESOME.

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  31. congrats on your big move! you deserve to work somewhere great.

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  32. gorgeous <3 and love the bag!! x

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. this is such an adorable outfit! the dress and the shoes together looks great! it makes me want to get some more wedge shoes. you look great

    Link up your Facebook Fan Page

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  34. Congrats! I'm so happy for you. This is great news. My favorite part of this outfit has got to be the shoes. They are so fun!

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  35. Sounded like it was a tough thing to do (job hunting), but I am really happy for you and hope that the job situation is successful! COngratulations!
    Oh yeah, and this outfit is really cute and I ADORE the shoes!!!
    +Victoria+

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  36. Good for you! I can't imagine working at a company where you weren't sure if you'd have a job the next day.

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  37. Love the outfit. Love you. You are a star and a great friend. So glad we met!

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  38. Congratulations! This sounds like the right decision for you. And that bag couldn't be more perfect for quitting!

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