Posts tagged careers
Have you ever been Mr. Meogi'd?

The emotion Ralphie feels when he finally gets his Red Ryder BB gun pales in comparison for the excitement I have right this second. Life has been giving me the Mr. Meogi treatment and I didn't even realize it.


Somehow, having to explain myself takes the fun out of it - but bare with me. Wax On, Wax off isn't just for entertainment and productivity's sake - the Karate Kid is actually learning something... he just doesn't know it at the time.

In the past year I've been learning lessons through experiences, tasks, and opportunities that have been preparing me for this week.

Quitting your first {big kid} job is hard. No one tells you about the loyalty you feel for your coworkers and your obligations. As I wrap up my final days in my current position, my to-do list becomes exponentially longer. However, as excitement for the next chapter of my life crescendos, my uncertainty is quickly drifting away.

Tailgating season is here. Note: I did not say football season. Why? Well, manfriend can take away all my football street cred by asking, well, basically, anything that has to do with football. Nonetheless, he's still the Pinky to my Brain.

I have new shoes. They were an investment. Dave Ramsey would not be proud.  Here's a sneak peak of the amazing work of Soled By Melissa. She just shipped them to me today - so when I get them you'll get the full DL.

 Re-reading this post, I realized. I don't make any sense at all. I blame the shoes. Seriously.

C'mon down! Winners | Surprises | Social Media

Today is the day I promised I would announce the first Rural Gone Urban giveaway winner {and make a life-changing announcement}. I'm literally high on life today. I'm at the Ag Chat Foundation Conference 2.0 in Nashville. [also known as NashVegas]. Surrounded by nerds, a plethora of macbooks, ipads, smartphones, dumbphones and a crowd of marketers who understand the importance and significance of using social media platforms in strategic marketing.

To my left and right are individuals who understand connecting through social media and utilizing journalism through these platforms. Jodi (twitter, blog) and I [among many, many others] took nerd to a whole new level.

Winner Whew. Winners. So, I decided to introduce old-school methods into selecting winners of the giveaway. I put each entry into a empty purse and drew a winner.

Really, I did.

The winner?? Kathy Houret!

Send me a DM and we'll get you set up with your new Southerne Indifference necklace!

Same City, New adventure Sometimes life offers you new opportunities.

Opportunities you're not looking for, but opportunities that are so intriguing, you'd be remiss if you didn't allow yourself to explore a new path that will ultimately lead you on a path that more closely aligns with your {20-something-year-old-self's} career goals.

If you're not already picking up what I'm putting on the table. I'll lay it out there. I'm leaving my current position and moving on to a PR firm in Oklahoma City to work as a Travel Blogger and eCommunity manager.

Whew. That was really difficult for me to put out there.

Changes are scary, exciting, and invigorating.

I'll keep you posted! :-)

** Note: Picture by Brent Boersma (Twitter, Blog)