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Starting the next chapter!

Posted: Monday, Aug. 05, 2013

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Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

While the blog is a little delayed, I'm finally sharing the good news I'd promised to reveal earlier. Robert and I were both offered new positions with our companies last month!

Everything started when Robert heard about a new opportunity with his hotel chain. It offered better pay and the chance to work at a different hotel. He jumped on the chance and was offered the job at the end of his interview. A month later, he's never been happier. He loves the people he works with and is actually excited to go to work. It feels great to see him so happy again.

As for me, I interviewed for a new position as well. While I still can't reveal much about the role, I will say I went up against some tough competition and feel blessed I was given one of the two coveted positions. I'm also relieved that I get to avoid doing sales (which isn't the right career path for me) and that I get to do more than just customer service.

What's even better is that so many of my friends are starting to experience the same good fortune. We've all been struggling for a few years and it feels amazing to see our circumstances change together. Hopefully that's a sign the economy is changing at last.

Then again, maybe it's just a part of what makes life both terrifying and exciting. One minute everything is falling apart and the next you have a chance to start over. I know this doesn't mean that we're out of rocky waters for good, but for now we have a chance at finding our feet and trying again. After a rough start to our year, all I can say is I'm ready to celebrate the next chapter!

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