Monday, April 13, 2015

Big Decisions

Today on the blog I wanted to talk about life. I hope you'll all excuse the few post last week (I like to keep it MWF); I found out some huge news last Saturday and it's been weighing on me all week. Really, really, exciting news. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn't be more excited/scared/nervous/impatient/thrilled at the same time.

I think these types of post are so important sometimes because it lets you get to know me just a little better. As with anyone, there is always so much more going on than you could tell from behind any camera lens. 

So this is how it happened:

About a month ago I went through a week long interview process for a competitive internship program.

I told my mom how excited I was about the opportunity to interview with them. I mean, who gets a call back and the opportunity to actually interview with this magical company? I told my boyfriend how even though I would probably never get this position, how amazing would it be if I did? Picking up my life and moving across the country for seven months - who does that?!

For two weeks I checked my email every fifteen minutes waiting for news. Waiting for the decline email really, I just needed to know. I also really, really loved stalking anyone already in the program. (God bless social media!)

Last Saturday, I woke up to find the email in my inbox. I had been offered the position. You can ask my boyfriend, I literally screamed when I saw the subject line: CONGRATULATIONS! Talk about a Happy Easter to me.

And as excited as I am about this opportunity I am so afraid to leave my comfort zone. I am so afraid to miss everything going on in my life here, in North Carolina. I won't be there when my family moves. I won't be there for the weddings, I won't be there for new babies, and I am going to miss everyone so much. Can I really go without seeing my friends and family for seven months? But if I don't take it I know I will regret it for the rest of my life. 

While I've told a few close people, I haven't made my official announcement yet. I'm sure I will be announcing my news to y'all soon because lets face it, when I move it's going to be hard NOT to share this new part of my life with my readers.

My question to you is have you ever made a big decision like this? Let me know!

Oh and don't forget to head over to my Instagram page for a $150 Nordstrom gift card loop giveaway! I've gotten together with a few NC bloggers and there hasn't been a ton of entries yet, so your odds are pretty good I'd say! It ends Tuesday night at 6PM.

Happy Monday y'all!



  1. Aww, congrats!
    I've heard such good things about Disney college programs.
    Have tons of fun, girl!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, everyone I've spoken to who has gone through the program has absolutely amazing things to say about it - I can't wait!

      Pick Your Beau

  2. What an awesome accomplishment, congratulations!
    While I've never done anything quite as spectacular as this, I moved across state in the middle of high school. It was terrifying at first, but it opened so many new doors and was easily one of the greatest things to ever happen to me!


  3. That's so amazing!! I wish you so much luck with this internship!! Please keep us posted!
    xo, claudia

  4. I am so proud of you! This is going to be such an amazing experience for you. It will be tough at times, but SO rewarding. :-) After all, you will be in the happiest place on earth!

    xoxo A

  5. Congratulations! I know a few people who have done the Disney Internship and they all had great experiences. I never studied abroad or took a big month long internship in college because I didn't want to miss a football or baseball season. While I loved every single minute in my small college town, I do now really regret passing up those opportunities.

  6. I'm so excited for you! I really wish that I would have studied abroad. I think the biggest decision that I've ever made was deciding to put off law school after I already had a handful of scholarship offers. But I'm so thankful that I did. If I had gone to law school, I never would have met my boyfriend or made some of the amazing connections that I have with my current job!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so proud/excited of/for you! (That was an awkward sentence, oops!) I had a sorority sister do the Disney program after she graduated and she loved it!! I think you'll do great and I can't wait to hear all about it!
    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

  8. WOW! Congrats! Seriously. What a huge accomplishment! I can only imagine what you are feeling right now, because I would be freaking the eff out. I think that in these life decisions it is SO important to live fearlessly. Trying new things and making new leaps on your journey is what life is all about! Get it girl!

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  9. Are you working at Disney???? This is too exciting! Congratulations indeed, and way to follow your dream wholeheartedly. *Props*

  10. Congratulations!!! You'll have so much fun :) Wishing you the best of luck!