18 October 2012

Your Story

Ten Feet Off Beale - My Story
Why do we blog? For most of us, it's to tell our story. How did we get to where we are right now? God has a plan for all of us, and I know I am exactly where He wants me to be.
Here's my story (in a little more detail than my "about me" page):

When I graduated college, all I wanted to do was work for a hockey team (I interned with the Philadelphia Flyers and I'm a big Flyers fan). I gave myself a deadline -- I would get a job by the start of hockey season (October) or else I would start looking in other media related fields.

I spent the summer bartending. On a Monday, I applied for a job with a minor league hockey team outside of Memphis. On Tuesday they called me and offered me the job. On Wednesday, I accepted. I figured I had nothing to lose. That weekend I was in Memphis looking for a place to live.

I moved to Mississippi (right outside of Memphis, TN -- it's right across the border!) in August of 2010 and started working as the Game Operations and Marketing Coordinator for the minor league hockey team, the Mississippi RiverKings.

It was there that I met Jeremy. We became friends. I instantly felt connected to him and always had the most fun when we were paired up to do random promotional things around town for the team. He left the RiverKings in December to pursue another career path and I continued with the RiverKings for another year.

Working for a hockey team was great and all but it was really starting to get to me. I didn't like constantly working the long days (8 am to 11 pm sometimes) and not feeling appreciated. I left.

I worked some odd jobs until a good friend of mine, Lisa (who I know through Jeremy), gave my resume to her boss at Morgan Keegan -- I huge financial firm in downtown Memphis. Me? Work in finance? You've got to be crazy. I like being creative, I don't like sitting at a desk all day. She assured me that she absolutely loves her job and the people she works with and for. I figured I'd give it a shot.

It was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It was the first time Jeremy and I both had normal 9-5 jobs at the same time, we both have health insurance, and we both have weekends off.

This brings me to today. I work everyday as a Mutual Fund Specialist while also blogging on the side.

When I'm not working, I like to explore this wonderful city where I live, Memphis. There's a reason I am here. I feel at home in Memphis and love so many different things about it. I've only lived here two years, but my Memphis pride is abounding.

It hasn't always been easy, it's actually been very hard. I've been unemployed, strapped for cash, and far (far) away from my family. God is good. He knew I could handle it and has revealed this life to me. The life I'm living now. The life I'm meant to live.

I don't know if I'll be here forever. I don't know what the future has in store for me, but I do know that I love this life I'm living now.

Now I want to hear from you (especially you new followers)!! Leave a comment with your story (or a link where I can find your story) -- I love hearing them :)
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  1. Do you work at the same location as Casey Densford? Shes my third cousin. Or maybe its 2nd removed. I get it mixed up. Our moms are cousins.

  2. http://calliecollins.blogspot.com/2011/08/where-im-from.html

    Here's a little of my story ")
    I just love posts like this.

  3. Great post! I actually almost took a job at Morgan Keegan when I graduated from college. The downtown location is great! So much going on and pretty views :)

  4. I'm a Jersey girl too, now living in the "south".

    Thanks for cohosting, newest follower!

    Swing by if you can.


  5. Just stumbled upon your cute blog. I am your newest follower and I am way excited to get to know you! Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)


  6. I love how you are admitting that life has been hard but that God has guided you through it. Like you..I loved when I finally graduated college and Jon and I both had 9-5s with weekends off!!!

  7. Thanks for sharing more about how you got here and met Jeremy! :)

  8. I've been working my 9-5 job since July and I love every bit of it. It's not what I went to school for and it's not my dream job, but the benefits and having weekends off with my other half is what makes the job worth it. I admire that you had faith in God and followed his guidance, even through hard times.

  9. Hey girl, I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! Can't wait to read more--newest follower! xx.


  10. Even though you aren't working for a hockey team anymore, I absolutely love your tenacity... you said, "I want to work for a hockey team" and you went out there and made it happen. That's great! And that's how you met Jeremy... there you go. It was fate :)
    This post is kind of my how I got here (blogging anyway) story: http://www.sarainlepetitvillage.com/2012/05/ode-to-thee.html

  11. Loved reading it!!!
    So.... after you asked I'll tell you a bit about my story =)))))) Especially since I've been following you for a while now =)))

    I started my blog back in 2009 hoping that my friends from the States will read it and I will keep them updated on my life and stuff =))))
    But mostly my blog is for sharing stuff I love =))))
    That means movies, music, pictures and stuff like that =)))
    After that I realized that none of my friends actually read it so I was kinda discouraged to write anything....
    But then I decided that I just wanna try and make smth out of it... Smth interesting =)))) I still screw up =)))) But I'm trying =)))

    Since 2009 my life chaged completely....
    I graduated from university, moved to Moscow from my small home town, got a job with a wonderful boss and got the best boyfriend ever =)))) So my happy life just started =)))))
    That's pretty much it... in a nutshell =)))))))))

  12. Memphis, eh? I'm from Knoxville, but I have a few friends in Memphis and visit occasionally. It's a beautiful city! Glad you're enjoying it!



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