Fact: I got a new job! Back in January I applied for a job that I thought I was a shoe in for. The girl leaving put in a good word for me and I work with this team every single day, but I soon learned that they had chosen someone else. However, I was told by the recruiter they were looking at me for a different position. I held out hope, but continued to job hunt (all at Hilton).
At the end of February, I got a call from the recruiter to set up a couple interviews and not too long after that I was sent an offer letter! I start on April 4th. I couldn't be more excited.
I'm at a point in my current job where I don't feel like I'm learning much anymore because I've basically been doing this job for 5 years. I knew this new position would allow me to use my experience from my current position and also allow me to learn new parts of the business, while working on a team that my future direct manager calls a "gateway team" and she wants her people to move on to other departments eventually. Win-win. Let's also not forget to mention, I get to go to New Orleans for our team meeting my second week on the job. Wahooooo!
Fact: We have a ratified contract on our new house and the appointment scheduled for our settlement. It's all becoming so much more real and I'm happy to report, no second thoughts have crept into my brain at any point over the last week!
Fact: With all the craziness, I have royally sucked at my healthy lifestyle goal lately. I did well with T25 up until I left on a business trip to New York last month and then it all just went to you know what. I keep telling myself I'll get back on track this coming Monday. I CAN DO IT.
Fact: I got to meet one of my all time favorite bloggers last month while I was on said business trip. Steph so graciously came into the city by herself to meet up with me and show me around the city a little. I kept saying it was fun to be with someone who actually knew where they were going because that's certainly never described any of my trips to NYC. We spent quite a few hours just sitting at the bar at this super cool restaurant, eating popcorn covered in "magic dust", drinking beer/cider, talking the entire time and ending the evening with some seriously delicious queso. It was so nice to finally meet her after all these years and she's just as sweet as she comes across online. I'm counting down the days until her and Justin make it down to DC for a Nats game! #hinthint
Fact: JC & I went to Vegas for my birthday a few weeks ago. It was an absolute blast. We both said numerous times it was probably our favorite vacation. The days consisted of visiting various casinos, playing roulette and determining who had the best free mimosas (Caesar's palace, hands down), eating in-n-out burger & secret pizza, shopping, riding a gondola at the Ventian and going to sleep likely before 95% of the city is waking up to go to dinner. Something I also said multiple times - I'm glad JC & my level of lameness is equivalent ;)
On my actual birthday, I won over $200 by only putting $20 in the roulette machine 2 different times and we had the most amazing dinner ever. It was our second time visiting Gordon Ramsay Steak and it did not disappoint. Although, if you ever go, you do not want still water. That does NOT mean tap water and they WILL charge you $9/person for said still water. ASK FOR TAP WATER.
Fact: The weather has been absolutely amazing in Virginia lately and you wouldn't hear me complaining once, until yesterday when they started calling for snow this weekend. Go home, Virginia. You're Drunk.
Fact: I don't think I've mentioned this, but not long after I posted my 2016 goals, I actually booked 4 weddings for this year! It was kind of insane how quickly they all came in and needless to say, I was pretty excited. I'm hoping for at least one or two more to close out the year.
I'm also currently in the process of getting a professional to design my Best Day Ever Events website, along with some Business Cards. We're in the logo stages and I saw the first drafts last week - hoping to see the edits ASAP! I'll be sure to share when it's all finished.
And that'll do it for this edition of Friday Facts. What are you guys up to these days? Any fun/exciting news your way?!