Thursday, August 14, 2014

Changes

This has been a while in the making, but this past spring and summer my husband and I talked about my job. I've been working in the same school district for the past 5 years and while there are advantages to it, it's a 35 minute commute. Added to the fact that Matt has a long commute, we decided looking for something closer to home would be ideal. 





Top-Target (similar, similar) | Shorts-Old Navy, thrifted (option, option, anchor option) | Belt-AE (similar) | Shoes-Converse (exact, similar) | Necklace-won (similar) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar, similar

So after many interviews I applied for a part time position in a school district practically down the road from our home. During my interview the director mentioned a full time elementary position possibly opening up soon.

Fast forward to our vacation. He called me back and said the position was open and they wanted to interview me for it. Thank goodness he was open to phone interviews so we arranged a date and time. That afternoon Matt and I came back to our hotel room early to wait for the call. Since we had an hour I hopped into the shower (you can see where this is going right?). Literally the call came as I was stepping out the shower. Good thing it wasn't facetime because you can imagine what kind of suit I was wearing. All worth it though because they offered me the position and I start next week! I'm so beyond excited to be joining this district!
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39 comments:

  1. Yay for a new job closer to home Laura!! I am so happy for you and excited to hear about it! you will be so happy without that drive! Susan

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  2. Congratulations! That's so nice that not only are you much closer to home but you also locked in the full-time position! I've actually been super stressing out about a possible major change with my job too.

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  3. Congrats Laura, it is always nice to work that is much more closer to work. The commute time means so much to your time. This is a cute outfit and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    xo

    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats on the job, babe! :)

    You look super cute + casual here. Great summer look!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  5. To add to everything on your plate!? If your job changes, I hope it is for the best!

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  6. awesome news, and will it sound self serving if I saw love the outfit and it has nothing to do with the fact I have the same shorts...

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  7. Congratulations!! SO exciting!! Love this look!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  8. YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! Congrats on the job girl!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  9. Congratulations! That's so great! Long commutes are the worst so I'm really glad that you'll be working much closer to home. Your outfit is super cute, too!

    NCsquared Life

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  10. Woohoo! That is so exciting! Congrats! P.S. Super cute sneakers!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  11. We have talked about this. I know how much you wanted this and I am so excited for you. Plus, this outfit is super cute.


    Enjoy the weekend, Laura. =)

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  12. Haha yes good thing it wasn't facetime! I am so happy for you, Laura! This sounds like such a great fit. My husband and I live like 5min away from our work and we always talk about how hard it would be to go back to commuting. I think it's going to be such a game-changer for you. And you'll get way more time at home with your little girl! Yay! Okaaaay, I'm really excited for you apparently!

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  13. haha this is perfect! I feel those kind of interviews are the best! Congratulations

    xo Jessica

    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  14. Congrats on the new role! That is so exciting! A long commute can be so draining, so it will be nice to be closer to home.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  15. Congratulations on your new job offer. Yay!

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  16. congrats! good luck! working so close to home is amazing, esp with little ones!

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  17. woo-hoo! They are lucky to have you! At least, I think they are - because you seem pretty awesome!

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  18. Yay! Congrats on the new job! So excited for you!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  19. So amazing, congratulations!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  20. Congrats on your new job! No one likes long commune.
    Red and mint, what a refreshing combination! I love it!
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  21. Congrats! Such an exciting time for you!

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  22. Congrats on the new closer job! That's so exciting and it will be so nice to be so close to home!

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  23. I know, I'm seriously a crazy person. The worst part is that I won't know for sure until next week, and school starts on the 25th!

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  24. Congrats! I work five minutes from home (after commuting for many years). Trust me--you will never miss the commute. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow! Congrats! I always love this color combination :)

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  26. Thank you! I am really looking forward to starting next week!

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  27. I am really looking forward to it!

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  28. That's so fantastic- congratulations to you! That saved commute time alone will be fantastic- especially in the winter!

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  29. Congratulations, Laura! What an exciting opportunity, and the shorter commute is a huge plus. =) Also, mint + coral is one of my fav combos.

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  30. Yay!!! Wow, they start early. Do you know when the school year ends? I can tell you that living 10 minutes away from school was amazing last year! You're going to feel like you have so much more time!

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  31. well I just have two days of new teacher orientation next week. All the staff start the 25th. I think our last day is June 11.

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  32. Congrats Laura!! That's such exciting news for you!! You look so cute in this casual outfit too:)
    Enjoy your weekend:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  33. I used to teach many moons ago in a town that was about a 40 minute drive from home. If I'm honest I was quite pleased as it meant I wasn't bumping into children and their parents on my front doorstep! Hope it all goes well for you. Just love your colour combination today Laura. Gorgeous wartermelon shorts with a mint top. Perfect!

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  34. That is too funny! Congrats on the new job though - being able to work close to home is going to give you so much more time during the week!

    Love the coral and mint together too!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  35. Love this look! So preppy - too cute!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  36. Hahahahahaha oh my gosh, just think about it. You had a job interview in your b-day suit! Too funny but very happy to hear you got the job. Congratulations!!

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  37. Not seeing students was a positive aspect of driving so far to work, but now with my daughter so young being closer to home is winning out for me for now!

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  38. Hooray!! I'm so excited for you, Laura! Congratulations on your new job! I'm finally at a job where I'm close to home...something I've never had before. It's a great feeling! Also, I love that you did your interview without clothes on, haha!

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