I got some great news the other day! A couple weeks ago I flew to Arkansas for a job interview for a Merchandising Assistant position and I got it!! I really wanted this job because there is a lot of room for promotion and it's in business! If I work my butt off, I can be promoted to Assistant Buyer within a year :). If you don't understand what that means, it's basically awesome. I will be working under the Senior Buyer for Sam's Club under the paper department (which is located next to the pet department!!).
In most departments, there is a Merchandising Assistant, Assistant Buyer, Buyer, Senior Buyer, and then the VP. In my department, there is only the Merchandising Assistant, Senior Buyer, and the VP. Hopefully, if I work hard, I will be able to move up the ranks! I really excited to learn new things and to get my feet wet in the business field.
My start date is May 14, which is in 3 weeks! That means we have 3 weeks to pack, move, and move in to our new place. Michael and I have been so blessed because there hasn't been a period of time where I wasn't employed. I'm so grateful that we have this new opportunity and that Michael also has a great job waiting for him for June. The next couple weeks are going to be hard and stressful, but we're excited for our new adventure in Arkansas.
I think the hardest thing about leaving is all the people we are going to miss so much. We already had some friends leave so that's been weird. I love and adore everyone I work with so I'm going to miss all our jokes and cracking fun at students ;). My heart is going to rip in half when I leave my young women. I've never really liked my callings in church, mainly because I don't feel like I do much, but my young women's calling was a god-send. The young women are all amazing and I'm so grateful I've had the chance to get to know them. The young women leaders have been amazing friends and mentors. Sometimes I felt more like one of the young women than an actual leader haha. I look up to all of them and to all my friends. Michael and I aren't social creatures, we like to be lazy, but we have made some of the best of friends.
I'm nervous to move where I barely know anyone, but I've done it before so I can do it again. And this time I'll have Michael with me... so it'll be interesting. I love you all and we will miss everyone so much!