Moving On: June Edition

I’ve kinda roundabout hinted at some exciting news to share, and I finally have the green light to make it public:

I have a new job!

After four great years with my current company, I decided it was time to move on to a different industry. I’ll have more of a business and strategy focus in my new role- I think it’ll be really challenging but equally rewarding. And don’t worry, I already asked about flex time for horse shows (literally mentioned horse shows in my first interview) and they assured me that they’re on board with show season. They already realize where the true priorities lie.

I’m lucky that everyone at my current company has been really supportive and encouraging about this move. I’ll definitely miss seeing my amazing coworkers every day, but so many of them have become like family to me at this point and I know we’ll still spend time together outside of work hours.

Along with moving jobs, I’m also moving houses! For those of you who have followed along for a while, you may remember that Roommate and I had to move suddenly due to our old apartment flooding last June. Well, a full year has passed and we opted not to renew our lease- cue Roommate taking charge (as usual) and making awesome things happen (as usual), and we will be inhabiting a much larger townhouse just 12 minutes away. We can’t wait for more space, more sunlight, more room for the dog to play, it’s going to be AMAZEBALLS.

Derp dog just wants a comfy place to snooze

But here’s the extra fun part about moving: we don’t overlap at all with our current lease. In fact, we have to be out of our current place by a Tuesday and can’t move in until Friday. So really we have to move twice. Awesome.

June is shaping up to be wildly hectic:

Last day at new job on a Wednesday.
Two days in Richmond (Thurs-Fri) to celebrate Manfriend’s graduation.
Zooming back up north to Upperville for the weekend.
Moving out of our apartment (Monday) and couch surfing for the week.
Moving into our new townhouse (Friday).
Flying north to Rhody (Saturday) to visit family for a week.
Flying back to VA (Thursday) to celebrate Manfriend’s birthday (Friday).
Starting my new job at the end of June (Monday).

#PrayForMe #SleepWhenImDead #AlreadyExhausted

Luckily Francis continues to be an absolute rockstar despite my lack of consistent saddle time recently. We had a great lesson this week (that I need to write about because we had some fun breakthroughs) andΒ we’re getting really excited for Upperville.

Frankie’s instinct when I botch into the combo and have to boot out is to straight up levitate through because DAMMIT MOM STOP GUNKING UP THE WORKS. Yeah, we need a lesson recap to talk about this.

We’ve also had some time to chill together lately and enjoy the (rare) sunshine. Francis enjoys these relaxing hacks around the property and I love the break too!

I will never be sick of this view.

The ring expansion is in the final stages, and Trainer shared some details for the final landscaping/fencing that I think will be incredibly cool. Once everything is final and I can snap some pics, I’d love to take you all on a virtual tour of our new outdoor.

So lots of things in the works for the month of June!! I’m so excited to share updates as we make some big life changes.


20 thoughts on “Moving On: June Edition

  1. sarahczspots 06/02/2017 / 8:06 am

    Woohoo! LOTS of changes, but good ones! Congrats on the job and the move (and to Manfriend for graduating)! Busy month ahead of you it sounds like, I hope your visit home is relaxing at least. πŸ™‚


    • hellomylivia 06/02/2017 / 10:23 am

      Thanks!! I’m definitely hoping the trip up north has at least a liiiiittle bit of downtime for me haha


  2. heartofhope10 06/02/2017 / 9:50 am

    YOU CAN DO IT! Can’t wait to hear about all the good stuffs coming up πŸ™‚


  3. Britt 06/02/2017 / 10:00 am

    Congrats on a new job! That’s exciting!


    • hellomylivia 06/02/2017 / 10:24 am

      Thanks! A little nerve-wracking but definitely exciting πŸ˜€


  4. HunkyHanoverian 06/02/2017 / 12:22 pm

    Yayyy! That’s amazing! Congrats on the new job and the new townhouse!


  5. Abby F 06/04/2017 / 10:37 am

    Busy busy busy!!! See you at Upperville?


    • hellomylivia 06/04/2017 / 11:08 am

      Yes! Frankie will ship in either Wed or Thurs, and I’ll be around Sat-Sun. Just doing the High class each day. Let me know what you and Charlie are doing so I can come cheer you on!!


      • Abby F 06/05/2017 / 8:47 am

        Cool! I’ll look for you guys! Charlie and I will probably be doing the med AOs (OR maybe lows this week, mediums next week… we’ll see!)

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  6. Liz 06/05/2017 / 6:12 am

    I’m going to go take a nap for you. Damn. So much going on. July will be here soon and you can sleep again! πŸ˜‰


  7. Stacie Seidman 06/05/2017 / 10:13 pm

    Congrats on all the big changes! Moving twice is no fun at all, but at least you’re not doing it alone.
    If you get bored with the family, I’m only about an hour from Rhody…


    • hellomylivia 06/06/2017 / 7:13 am

      I swear, one of these times I’m going to build an extra day into my trip up north so that I can show up on your doorstep with a bottle of wine.


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