This is an all-good-news-post, though I am feeling a little out-of-sorts. That can be its own post.
That job that I mentioned? So I got it! It is a good step for me. I'll be back in a management position, though managing vendors, not direct reports. 3 years ago I took a step down position in title (I had been managing up to 7 people previously and went on to manage none) to take on a role that would provide much more varied knowledge within my field. I was very pigeon-holed in my old job, and in my current one I was in a small company and did A LOT. Now, I'm going back to managing. The best part is, it is with my old boss, who I loved. The job is a little closer to home and I can work from home two days a week. That should be great for me AND for Kins.
Hub and I made the official call to start TTCing again! My new job starts the Tuesday after Labor day and I feel confident that it is a good fit. With that in mind, I think I'll be there for the next several years so I won't feel so skeevy taking a maternity leave not-so-long-(hopefully) into the new job. I am reasonably sure we decided too late this month to get pregnant, but we did "try" once. I'm not even counting this as a cycle we attempted. My next cycle is supposed to start September 1st- our anniversary- then we'll see!
With that in mind, one of my very best friends got engaged! This is an addition to another close friend who got engaged last month. I now have weddings in August or October (depending on location) 2015 and February 2016. This means I have to TTC with consideration. I am not willing to miss the weddings- though I should hope the 2016 one won't be a problem.. but stranger things have happened. The first wedding is one I think I will be IN. So there is that to think about.
A friend of mine I know from Military life messaged me out of the blue a few days ago to let me know she and he husband are expecting at long last! (I am reasonably sure she reads this.. so Hi! and CONGRATS). I couldn't be happier for them and actually cried when I read the news. Her facebook announcement was super cute and accompanied with James Taylor's "How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)". She wanted to give me the heads up, know that James Taylor is associated with Blue Sunday for me. I was really, really touched that she was so considerate... especially in light of what one of my best friends on the planet did and said recently.. but that's for another post.
Exciting, good, scary stuff ahead! Hold On!
I Can Feel It Coming In the Air Tonight
Hold On.. Hold On
Phil Collins, In the Air Tonight