On to New Things.

Jacket - Gifted // Shirt.Sweater.Bracelet - Thrifted // Pants - Target // 
Shoes - Rampage

Today I have some super exciting news,
At the beginning of January I will start working with Ohio Health as an Office Specialist at one of their Columbus locations!
I am so excited for this opportunity and can't wait to start with the company.
I know right now it's just an entry level position, but I think I will really enjoy what I am going to be doing and I'm so excited to get my foot into the door and have some opportunity within the company to grow.
What a fun new way to ring in the New Year, amirite?

This last year of working for my Alma Mater has been a challenge and it has truly pushed me, and for this last year, I really am thankful for everything- the good, the bad, and the in-between. 
I know from working here I have learned so many valuable things and I have met and worked with some incredible people.
I am sad to say goodbye, but I am so excited about what lies ahead.

For the last 6 months, I have dreamed about starting a career and I feel like I am in the right direction to making this a reality. 
It's scary to take these new steps and a leap of faith, but I feel such a peace in my heart about my decision and I just know that there are some exciting things that lie ahead!

If I'm being perfectly honest here,
I've really struggled with these last couple years of my life and the idea of living in Ohio. 
I've never wanted to admit that I might end up here long term, and for the last 2 years I have really fought the idea of staying.
But ya know,
After accepting this job, I finally feel okay with being here and if I'm being perfectly honest, I have really come to love the Columbus area. I've made some incredible friendships over these last few years and I realized I'm just not ready to stay goodbye quite yet.
[plus, the eats around here are AMAZING]

So what does this mean next for the Hopewell clan?
Good question.
I think we are adventurous souls, I still see us up and leaving one day and venturing out into the great U-S- of A...
I still see us being the fun seekers we always have been....
But maybe a part of me is ready to settle down a little....
Maybe a part of me is ready to eventually think about kids 
[not yet, Mom & Ash. Let's not jump the gun quite yet]...
Maybe I'm ready to start my career- to see what I actually like doing and flourishing with it...
Maybe I'm ready to really watch D's career take off-- to see the years of work he has invested in what he loves continuously grow and develop...
Maybe I just really want to invest more in the people here and to be more a part of the church I really have come to love...
Maybe I'm just ready to start loving on Ohio a little bit more
[Do not be fooled, I will never be a Buckeye, that IS a promise]
Who knows really,
The future just seems really great right now, and for once, I really feel a sense of peace.
I'm just so happy and am really looking forward to what lies ahead.
I think 2013 is really going to be a good year and I just feel it will be a fun year for the Hopewells.
So 2013, could you just get here a little bit faster?
Thank you.

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  1. YAY :) Congrats lady!!

  2. Congrats on the new job!

  3. Congrats!!

    I know what you mean about learning to love Ohio. I HATED it here! But then I moved away for 3 1/2 years and that taught me how much I actually love Columbus. :)

    1. Oh Columbus, you sneaky city!


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