And no, I'm not going to get all political on you. This is not about politics.
Although there was a small election that happened yesterday.
Maybe you heard?

So a few changes have happened in my little world recently.
Nothing major. But when you're a girl who {sometimes} lives in a bubble ... and within that bubble has a lot of constants in her life ... a few minor changes can be difficult to swallow.

In the last few weeks I've changed jobs {internally}.
I've switched to some crazy leadership role. It's ok to laugh. Really.
I've gone from less responsibilities to more responsibilities.
I've gone from mostly knowns to a ridiculous amount of unknowns.

It's challenging for me.

I would love to say that I'm spontaneous. And I can be. Sometimes.
I like to travel. I like to scuba. I like to jump out of planes and talk to strangers whenever and wherever possible. Oh and I get pixie haircuts. What the?
But for the most part I like my constants.

An example? Sure thing.
I've been out of college for five years now.
And {thankfully} for those past five years I've had a job.
And for those past five years at my job I have brought my lunch to work.
And about 87% of those lunches have consisted of a sandwich and salad or soup. And always an apple and a handful of pretzels for a 10am snack. It's true. Just ask my coworkers. So I figure I've had about 1,120 cold turkey sandwiches for lunch in the past five years (give or take) and about 989 apples.
It's easy. It's simple. It's constant. Oh and it's cheap.

But things change.
They have to. And they should.
I have a new job. I have new responsibilities.
I have new things to learn. And it's gonna be awesome {fingers-crossed}.
But it's also going to be just that- New. And challenging. And time-consuming.
Which will probably mean 4 days of blogging instead of 5.
I know, I'm a rebel.

And who knows ...
maybe I'll even treat myself to a fancy lunch out one of these days.
I think I'll start with Subway.
Baby steps people.


  1. I am not a fan of change at all! I too eat the same things every day and like a routine. to the point of it being somewhat embarrassing. But congratulations on your job! I do know that change is a good thing sometimes. ;)

  2. Congrats on your new job with more responsibilities! I'm willing to bet you will be wonderful.
    And Subway is a good start, I eat there almost every week day.

  3. Congrats on the new job, I just know you are soon going to be able to tick off all the unknowns as knowns.

    Oh and please have some fancy lunches and maybe a fancy snack or two as well...be bold be daring!!!

    Enjoy your day!!

  4. Congrats on the new position! Treat yourself to that Subway sandwich girl! Make it a foot long too! You deserve it!

  5. Yay congratulations on your new position!

  6. Yes, treat yourself to a fancy lunch. You deserve it :) Congrats on the new position. I hope everything goes fantastically well for you!


  7. yay for the new position.. good luck with the small changes- we have faith in you :)

  8. Congrats on the job!! I would love to hear more about it since you are in the helping profession and I am a counseling grad student :)

  9. I hope you LOVE your new job. The unknowns will become "knowns" faster than you think.

  10. Congrats on a new position! I'm sure you will learn to love these new changes :)

  11. Way to embrace the change though!!! All new things become old eventually! Congrats on your new job. I am more than sure you be great at it!!

  12. Congrats on your job change! You definitely should treat yourself out to lunch once a week!

  13. Congratulations on the job change. I wish you the best!

  14. Change is definitely scary, especially when it brings on more responsibilities! However, sometimes it's good. Like when you get a dog. If you've never heard my story, I totally cried when we first got Sammy since I was scared. lol

    Right now though, I know I am personally scared to move on from what I've known for YEARS at my current part time job situation, but I want to get into what I've been going for in school. Plus making more money would be nice. :)

  15. Yay for you new position! And for bringing your lunch every day, we do it too BUT it is nice to splurge sometimes!

  16. I'm not going to lie - when I saw the tiny picture on my daily reads and saw the title of this post... I thought you dyed your hair green.
    Congrats to you my dear :)

  17. Congrats on the new J-O-B!!! I like to think that while change is never easy, it's worth it when necessary. Hopefully this a good change. And I think it's always good when you're moving forward and not back. Good luck! And may I suggest Jimmy Johns, if you have it, rather than Subway? You'll thank me later :)

  18. I think you should make a change and take a vacay from work and come to Florida and VISIT me!!

    And congrats on the new job! Lord knows I wish I had one :/

  19. Congrats girl!!
    P.S. - I emailed you AND Sherman the other day about guest posting! Let me know! :)

  20. Congratulations on the new job.....all those unknowns that go with it will soon become knowns.
    I have a subway maybe once every 3 weeks for lunch and I'm always consistent with what I get, to the point that the guy serving me asks if I want "the usual."

  21. Whoo hoo on your new job! And wow, you've never eaten out at all in the past 5 years, is crazy!! Yes treat yourself now with your new salary ;)

  22. Congrats on the new job! I am the same way... change is always scary to me and I don't really enjoy having to figure new things out. But I'm sure you're doing great!!

  23. Congrats on your new job! I'm the same way with change. Currently going thru a bit of change here myself - we'll get thru it and conquer the world (or at least our world)! :)

  24. Congratulations, superstar!! If you HAVE to work to make biscuits (what I tell my pooches when I leave), then I suppose I'll be okay with it... and if you HAVE to skip a day of blogging here and there to be sure Sherman gets his two-a-days, then I suppose I'll be okay with it... as long as you don't completely disappear. You're one of my favorite people here in this Interweb-neighborhood.
    Good luck, good work, and good... sandwiches?

  25. You crack me up. I think my life would kill you. I've been out of college for 2.5 years and I'm on my 4th job, 3rd city, 6th house, and my lunch is anything from baked beans to cereal to pizza to pears on any given day. Today it was actually soup though. And Doritos.

    I'm excited to hang out with you and Sherman on Friday (internetly speaking.)

  26. congratulations on the new position! definitely treat yourself with some subway. ;)

  27. Friend... I'm down to like three days of blogging. Its tough with a demanding job. You can't blog at work (really?) and you want to be with your guy when your at home. Where does blogging fit in?

  28. i dont know, man... you think you're ready for subway?

    think of ALL the choices....

    (; xo

  29. Congrats on the new position! I hate change too, but at the same time think it's probably a good thing to feel as if you're flying by the seat of your pants now and again. Changing things up is what keeps life exciting after all!

  30. Seriously, I knew we were twins. I eat a packed turkey sandwich most of the week and treat myself to Subway once a week!! It's a nice routine - you'll like it. :) Congratulations and good luck with the new position!

  31. I really don't like change either. I like to know what to expect and what's going to happen. Which is why I have a turkey sandwich everyday for lunch. :)

    That's also why I can recommend turkey subs from Subway. And the sweet onion chicken teriyaki. Also pretty darn good.

  32. I'm going through the same thing, just switched jobs, actually switched companies after 4 years.. It's a lot to take in but change is good like you said!


    I'll calm down. change is good Tiff.. it is.. it is... even if this blog of yours made you almost too famous for me now.. even then.

  34. Congrats on the new position internally. :)

  35. My take: everything is relative so there should be no comparison on whose problems are greater, nor should we compare who has a greater number of problems or situations to adjust to. Different things mean different things to different people. (That is both simple and cryptic now that I'm typing it.) As women, our job is to support one another. There is no shame in adjusting at your own pace, and honestly, I feel like there's power in knowing yourself well enough to know what you need. So, I say rock on and congrats on the new position! I am sure you worked very hard and deserve to be commended! :)

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