Thursday, July 17, 2008

New BIG-innings

A big, amazing sandwich via the newly reinstated
Tastespotting...in honor of TKTC Big News!

Remember when I said it was going to be a big week? If I were playing Scrabble right now (and really, who's to say I'm not...?), I think the approproriate knell of a word would be "prescient."

At the time I was thinking multiple deadlines to meet, lots of dinners to attend, a good bit of copy to write and of course the laborious process of waiting for Jaimeson to arrive. Busy? Yes. Hectic? Maybe a little. But big? Hadn't exactly occurred to me...

On Monday, the woman who, in no uncertain terms inspired me to start blogging, asked if I would think about coming to work for her. Not only is that big but it's flattering as all get-out.

On Tuesday, she had already submitted the big idea for this job to be created on her team.

On Tuesday night, we stayed up after the kids were in bed (I am the occasional sitter after all), had one big beer and talked through the possibilities.

On Thursday morning (yeah...today), I accepted an incredible offer to join her and THIS cool chick in the big leagues. Via text. While my new boss and co-worker were on their way to BlogHer. I would be jealous but I'm too excited.

Still on Thursday morning, I put my two weeks notice in with the beauty PR firm that has been my professional home (and in some ways home home) for the bulk of my adult life. This will likely be its own post once I've had time to process the big change.

On Thursday night (so...now), I am filling out my big stack of HR forms and doing my Homework so I can hit the ground sprinting come August.

To Do:
I want to leave my current company, which has made a big impact on me personally, in the best possible position they/it can be in.

I want to thoroughly enjoy my few sunny days with the big, Greek man in my life. It could be a awhile before things slow down in the slightest and I'm glad he was already going to be here. I talk so fast that it's good to be reminded to take a deep breath sometimes.

I want to get myself organized enough that I walk into that big, beautiful new building with a head full of ideas and my paperwork filled out neatly (so...typed).

I want to walk home to my spotlessly clean apartment at the end of Day 1 with the contented knowledge that it is no longer accounting for the big half of my income.

Oh I'm sorry, did I forget to tell you what I was doing? Social Media team; primarily in the Food division. Social Foodies... think I'll fit in?

Yes, this is going to be big and I am ecstatic:)

17 comments:

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

You. Are. My. Hero.

Congratulations, lady! You deserve every inch of it.

Nilsa S. said...

OH MY GAWD! That's such great news! And if I'm not mistaken, another one of our fellow bloggers also works at that company. I think. I could be wrong. But ... talk to Cheryl. :-)

TKTC said...

Overcoat, I'm just thrilled and my head is still spinning!

Nilsa, Right?! Yes, our Cheryl is also a big leaguer but not on my team per se (I don't THINK). Either way, it's very nice to come into a new job with lunch buddies!

Joy @ Big Time Fancy said...

Holy crap!
Congrats, lady! That's fantastic!
And if you want to maybe give me your old job, that'd be pretty sweet, too.

TKTC said...

Fanc- Check your blog email:)

l.michelle said...

While I'm still sad that my ploy to get you hired here was moving too slow, I am THRILLED for you! Let's go for a celebratory drink as soon as your head stops spinning. :-)

L Sass said...

What an amazing opportunity! Congrats!!

More to celebrate when I descend on Chicago, which is VERY VERY soon.

pbandrazz said...

Congrats! That sounds like an amazing opportunity...I am so excited for you!

Katrin said...

Congratulations!!!

Gjelly said...

Wow! Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. :-)

Marguerite said...

im so proud of you. when you have a spare minute or two... let's celebrate! shall I cook for you, or perhaps a night out to a GREAT restaurant?

Marguerite said...

ps- did i mention, we are soon to be neighbors! 1756 W Division is my new home as of aug 15!!!! woo hoo!!

nicoleantoinette said...

Ahhh! This is all so awesome! Yay :)

Sara said...

that is so awesome! can't wait to celebrate when we see you!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Congrats! That sounds great!

and that sandwich at the top of the post looks amazing...I want it.

TKTC said...

Y'all ROCK!!! Thank you so much for sharing in the good news with me!!!

Emily said...

You've made it the BIG leagues - that's my girl! I love your use of "big." Let's face it - we are from the South, we like things BIG. BIG HAIR, BIG MEALS, BIG GET TOGETHERS to name a few. Like I said if Anne McManis could see us now :) xo love you dear!