An update + thanks

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's been kind of quiet here on the plum these last couple of weeks as I've been making some big life decisions that up until now I wasn't ready to share.

For example, my last day at D&E was this past Friday, the same day that I announced that I was taking a job on the east side. Well an amazing (and long in the works) career curve ball was thrown my way late Friday afternoon and instead of that east side position I'll be joining the marketing department at Hyland Software. I couldn't be more excited.

Additionally, in a few short months our wedding guest list has gone from 295 to 75 because quite frankly, buying a forever house is more important that buying a wedding reception - especially when you're the one footing the bill.

Wrapping my head around the fact that we won't be able to share our wedding day with as many of our friends and family members as we'd like is well.... depressing. Especially for this 100% Greek professional bridesmaid/wedding guest. But ya know what? Ever since we pulled the plug on trying to do something that we couldn't afford I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that's a good thing - bring on the celebration!

I mean when 2013/2014 is all said and done I can say that I successfully sold my townhouse. moved (twice), started a new career and got married. Bring it on - but don't even think about mentioning the word baby around me yet.

Anyways, in the midst of all this transition planning I have had the opportunity for some fun with friends. 

P!ink at the Q with Biscuit + Nano Brew and Tina's karaoke with friends + A stellar dinner at Pure Vida + Bowling and dinner at Cozumel Restaurante with CK and the kiddo
With this week being my "freedom week" from work as well as Thanksgiving week, there's much to be thankful for as I celebrate and spend time with my family.

Ya better hold on kids because it's going to be one heck of a wild year.
 


36 comments:

  1. So excited for you and all of your new adventures!

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  2. Congrats on the new job! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better about things. Compromise can royally suck, but think of the great parties you'll be able to have at your forever home.

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  3. Jay and I had 60 people at our wedding and it was PERFECT. I think you'll be pleased with how it turns out! Great things are ahead for you!!!

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    1. Thanks my friend, the wedding ceremony may be small, but keep an eye out for the house party (and oh yeah we got married) celebration invite :)

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  4. love you, lex and hugs from the lou. xoxoxo

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  5. Congratulations on all the excitement & changes! That is a lot happening all at once. I went through a similar situation (though not quite as intense) when I switched jobs & moved in the same month. But even though it was hectic, it was for the best and I've never been happier! It sounds like the next year is going to be a great one for you :)

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  6. remember, it's your life and your wedding. Do what makes you (and not others) happy.

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    1. easier said than done, but I think I'm finally at peace with it all!

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  7. Such a huge year and one that is exciting and scary and wonderful! Having been through something somewhat similar (except for the wedding part) just remember to take care of yourself. A move, a new job and a wedding are all some of the most stressful events in life - so take a few spa days :) And I'm so happy you're at peace with your wedding plans. Just think about all the great parties you can have with the other 200 people in a new house!

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  8. Way to go!! It sounds like you're kicking ass and taking names. Get down lady friend. I'll totally admit one of the reasons I'm afraid to get married is the actual wedding itself - it truly paralyzes me to imagine spending that kind of cash.

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    1. paralyze is a great term to describe it, it STRESSED me the hell out.

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  9. First: Congrats on the new job! Hyland is an amazing company. Secondly, we opted for a small wedding (50), and it ended up being the best decision we made in our entire planning process. I felt torn about the same thing, but after the wedding I realized the smaller group allowed us to enjoy much more time with every single wedding guest and each other. You made a smart decision together, which I think speaks to your relationship. Congrats and good luck with everything ahead of you!

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    1. Aw shucks, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I appreciate your feedback on the wedding size I can't wait :)

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  10. cheers! such great things ahead. changing jobs & getting married in the same year rules.

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  11. Congrats on the new job! And I totally know exactly what you mean about the weight of the wedding thing... we have been revamping our plans too and now that we have a solid, less extravagant but still gonna be awesome plan, it's like I can enjoy planning a wedding again! Plus - you can always plan a series of dinners or hang outs with the folks you weren't able to invite. Good luck with the new job and all your planning!

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    1. i'm glad you got there too with the planning - it took me awhile but I'm so happy with where we landed.

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  12. Congrats! I'm so proud of you. Getting rid of the wedding stress will make EVERYTHING better! I'm with kakaty - you deserve an intense spa day!!

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  13. congrats on so many awesome changes lady. 2014 is most definitely going to be your year, i know it! huzzah! xo

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  14. coming from a married (and divorced) woman...the decision for a smaller wedding will be something you are happy with. I don't know one person, myself included, that can say they really got to enjoy every aspect of the amazing day they spent so many months planning...I barely remember the day, or everything I worried about. You are so busy worrying about everyone else, you forget about why you got married! After all the planning, all I remember is the moments spent with my close family and friends laughing, and making memories. The rest is just fluff.

    you are off to a great start! congrats on all your amazing new adventures!!

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  15. I bet it feels great to have those wedding numbers under control. No one should be stressed over a wedding, no matter what magazines and TV tells us!

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  16. I had over 500 guests at my reception... it was stressful and annoying... eff it. elope

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  17. man congrats and awesome wishes for ya! I remember how hilariously fast it went from "when you getting married?" to "when you having a baby?" as soon as we were married.

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  18. I can only imagine how hard it is to cut down your guest list but I think you're doing the right thing. People go into major debt to get married, there's no need for that.

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  19. I think it's HUGE that you and CK significantly downsized your wedding. We had 140 guests at our wedding and I didn't feel like I could spend nearly enough time with any of them. So, while I totally get that you're disappointed you're not going to be able to share the excitement with hundreds of friends and loved ones, I think you'll very much appreciate getting to spend more face time with each of your guests. And you know you made the right decision when you feel like a weight was lifted from your shoulders. Congrats on the big stuff in life - you sure will have accomplished a lot by when you look back at this time in your life.

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  20. cheers! such great things ahead. changing jobs & getting married in the same year rules.

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