11/14/11

A change is gonna come


Well there's a good reason I have been silent.

You know when there's something exciting afoot that you can't share, it tends to be all you can think about and that makes blogging kind of tough. Well that's been me for the past 6 weeks because......

I HAVE A NEW & EXCITING JOB!!!!

I have loved my current job as an Elementary School Secretary over the past few years and it gave me a perfect transition into the American workplace. But back in England I was very much an ambitious career woman and I am ready to restart my career, using skills I have the school doesn't need from me. So it was time for a change, plus the Hubster is ready for a more significant contribution to the bank account!

I saw my new job advertised, realized I had previous experience in England that offered the skills they were needing. So I applied, I interviewed, I got it and as it's not the kind of job that will probably come up again in this area, I was over the moon.


The main city in our tri-state area is building a brand new state of the art Conference Center (architect drawing above) and I am going to be an Event Coordinator for it.

It's over 29,000 square foot and will accommodate approximately 650 people in a round table event, 1200 in a lecture type seating, 110 booth spaces, and 75 people in the three training rooms, acting as a hub for multi-purpose conference and education facilitating.

I have given notice at the school and am due to start a month before the building is finished, probably December sometime. I will be an employee of the city Tourism Bureau and that means lots of involvement in promoting the area and events to attend and help plan.

This is a first for the area and I am so chuffed they have decided they want me as part of their team for this exciting project.

Saying goodbye to the school, my colleagues and the kids will be hard and no doubt require some kleenex, but this was an opportunity I just could not turn down.

So now the secret is out, I'll be blogging again!

28 comments:

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Wishing you lots of best wishes for your new venture - sounds very exciting and I am sure you will rock!!

Gaelyn said...

Congrats! Your excitement is contagious. So glad you got your dream job. Now expect to hear about what you'll be doing. ;)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well I'm all chuffed about this also. Congratulations!! and congrats to your new employer for being so smart in their hiring decision.

gigihawaii said...

Congratulations, Sarah! woo-hoo!!! Good luck and best wishes to you!

Eve said...

I agree with Gaelyn - contagious excitement! :D Good luck with it all.

tqe | Adam said...

Congratulations on the new position! I wish you all the best in it.

Kay said...

Oh wow! That is totally awesome, Sarah!!! I am so happy for you. You are perfect for this job and I know you're going to be amazing!

Mom in High Heels said...

Congratulations!

Almost American said...

Congratulations Sarah! Well done! I'm sure you'll be missed at the school, but the conference center is lucky to have you!

Star said...

Good luck with your new venture Sarah. Look forward to hearing about your progress.

Kathy G said...

Yea for you!

Daryl said...

Congrats! How exciting for you and the area ..

Brown English Muffin said...

That's awesome news!!! I hope to post such awesome news myself soon as I was recently laid off with my last day being Dec 30th!

Sherri said...

Oh Sarah I am so happy for you!! You will be perfect for the job!! Very exciting!! Good luck my friend!!

Esther Garvi said...

Congratulations!! Your new job sounds very exciting! Looking forward to hearing what happens next!

Linda Reeder said...

Congratulations! What an exciting new opportunity.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Sounds fabulous, Sarah - How wonderful you are to have achieved such a success in this global climate! Congratulations, hope you love it!

Fhina x

Expat mum said...

Wow, flamin' hell girl. That sounds like one big job. Personally it would be a nightmare for me,(too many organsation skills required) but you sound like you're born to it! Good luck!

Melissa said...

Congratualations! I've enjoyed reading your blog over the past several months. I too am an events coordinator, although for a large midwestern university. It's a fab job and from reading your posts I think you will love it and be wonderful at it.

Rob said...

Congratulations!

Territory Mom said...

Congratulations, it sounds like a wonderful job!

Sandy said...

Congratulations and how very exciting! Wishing you all the best. :D

Sandi McBride said...

Congrats Sarah! I know you are going to be an absolute success! Keep us posted on what's what in your neck of the woods!
Sandi

Snippety Gibbet said...

That is just so exciting. I'm so very happy for you! jan

Iota said...

Exciting! I'm pleased for you.

Elaine Warner said...

Please contact me at okietravel@yahoo.com. I may have the opportunity to give your new venue some national exposure. (For the past two years I've done articles on conference venues in Ok and Ks -- and I'm hoping to get the assignment again in 2012.) Thanks, Elaine Warner

Jill of All Trades said...

Hi Sarah, I'm a bit behind on reading blogs (bad me). Congrats on the new job. So happy for you.

veronica said...

I'm so happy for you & your new job! I hope you have a great time doing it!