Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Many Reasons to Celebrate (BIG NEWS!!)

Today has been one emotional day. I have gone from being completely anxious to contemplative to worried to sad to extremely happy and proud.

Let me explain…

As you know, tomorrow is my big surgery, so needless, I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed in anticipation. There have also been some other big things going on that I haven't revealed yet and I had been waiting on hearing the outcome for a few weeks.

If you remember, I told you all a few weeks ago that I was going through some rather exciting changes. Although I was extremely excited, I was also worried because of the timing that everything was occurring. Well, what I wasn't telling you was that I was interviewing for a new position in the company I currently work for. This position is basically my dream job and not only a rather significant promotional financially, but in my overall career. Last week, I had my second interview which was to deliver a presentation on the program. (Remember I told you I had an important presentation at work?!?) Well, after a week of waiting, I was finally offered the position today!!!

I am now, the Financial Education Coordinator for my company. Okay, what is this you ask? Well, basically I work for a large Financial Organization that highly promotes financial education in numerous surrounding schools and colleges. I will be developing the program, teaching in schools, organizing events, speaking at important community programs, delegating a committee and so much more! This job is what I feel that I was born to do. I am thrilled beyond belief but it still hasn't really hit me. It's going to be hard leaving the department I am in now, because I really do love what I do and who I work with, but I know that this move is the best opportunity for me.

Wow, way to end my last day of work on a good note right?

So, obviously, there were many reasons to celebrate. Good thing we have a party planned at our friends' house tonight!

Okay, but backing up just a little, I did dedicate this day to eating meals that I knew I probably won't be able to enjoy for awhile.

Breakfast was my fall favorite…

Diced Pear, Cranberry Sauce (which was an excellent addition), greek yogurt, Kashi and granola, flax and honey almond butter.

Lunch was chewy and delicious….

Meatless Grilled Chicken Wrap with spinach, laughing cow, cranberry chutney and avocado.

And dinner is a PIZZA PARTY! (I'll be back with a recap of that later)
Well guys, that's it from me. When you hear from me next, I will be recovering and hopefully not too drugged up to post a quick note to let you know how it went. Thank you all of your sweet wishes and I can't tell you how calming it is going into this knowing that so many people are praying and thinking of me. You all really know how to make a girl feel loved. ;)

I'll be back soon! Wish me luck!


  1. well, congrats Lauren!! and Good luck on the surgery


    And stay strong throughout the surgery - hang in there.

  3. Congrats girl!! How exciting!! You obviously deserve it!!
    Thinking of you tomorrow for your surgery!

  4. CONGRATS LAUREN! wow~that is so great that you have landed a job that you feel you were born to do. not many people can say that. i am so happy for you! your job sounds really neat~i can't wait to hear more about it once you begin. i know you are nervous for the surgery, but you will be fiiiine. i totally know what you mean about eating what you want the day before. that is what i did the day before my tonsils came out in may!! have fun tonight, lots of love to you!!!!!

  5. CONGRATS!!!!!!! THIS MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!! Gosh, I wish that I'll find my dream job by the time I retire and you've already found it!! Way to go! Awesome job getting the offer. So proud of you right now. Your new job sounds so interesting.

    Good luck tomorrow with the surgery. I'll be thinking of you, Lauren!!

  6. WOOHOO!!! CONGRATS!!! That's SUCH great news!

  7. Oh my gosh! Congrats! That is so awesome! I think its just perfect that you found out today!! Hope you're enjoying TONS of pizza. Will be thinking about you all day tomorrow.

  8. Congrats on the promotion! So exciting!!

  9. Congratulations on the promotion! How exciting for you - and just the news to cheer you up before the surgery, right? Praying that all goes well tomorrow!

  10. Ooooh, that's so exciting, Lauren, I'm SO SO happy for you!!! :D

    What great news to hear right before your surgery ... something to look forward to.


    And I'm praying for your surgery tomorrow!

  11. what a bunch of major life experiences you're having! will be thinking of you....

  12. What fantastic news to receive, and right before your surgery - even better! Congratulations girl... you'll be in my thoughts tomorrow as you go through your surgery! :)

  13. OH LAURA!!! I am soooo happy for you I am jumping up and down in my seat! Well, bouncing, more like, but OMG! I am SOOOO glad!! CONGRATULATIONS my dear lady! You totally deserved it!

    Tomorrow will be a great, successful day. I just KNOW it! :D

  14. CONGRATS!!! After all of these mouth issues, you deserve all of this success! I'm so happy for you!

    Good luck today - I hope everything goes well :)

  15. Oh my gosh what exciting news! So wonderful and you will love it! :D

    Good luck today sister, I'll be sending out lots of healing vibes!

  16. CONGRATS on the promotion!!! You are a pretty big deal now, huh?! I can't imagine having the job of my dreams - you are one lucky lady!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    AND SO glad you are done with surgery - hoping those pain pills keep the pain away!!

  17. CONGRATS LAUREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!