April 03, 2010

Lights out.

I turned off the lights in my office for the last time yesterday.

It was bittersweet. I've spent many (emphasis on many) hours in this office over the last eight years. I am happy to move on to my new job with new challenges (on Monday. Who doesn't take time off between jobs?! Apparently I don't.), but sad to leave behind a core group of colleagues I will miss working with.

I will also miss the stellar view from my office window of the Chrysler Building.


But the funny thing is I'll only be down the street. That's right -- one of the biggest cities in the world and I managed to find myself a job one block away. Go figure!


Hopefully I'll be able to do a better job of finding work/life balance this time around. That's the one thing I've failed miserably at.

Besides, I have blogging to catch up with!

I hope you'll stick with me while I continue to sort out my new life over the next couple of weeks. I mean, it's yard sale season! That's peak season here at the shorehouse.

Happy spring everyone.

47 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I am so happy for you. You knew it was the right thing to do, and you acted on it. You may have had a stellar view of the Chrysler bldg. however, you are the stellar star for being brave enough to make "the move".
Much success to you!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Monday you head to a new office, and I head to Costa Rica with 10 18 year olds and one other teacher.

Good luck in your adventure, and let's hope your new job lasts a lot longer than the 8 days I'll be gone!!!!

Annesphamily said...

Best wishes to you! I hope you have a wonderful ride with the new job!

modernemama said...

Hope it's everything you wished for, you deserve it. Have fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

I too, hope this job gives you more balance as I have noticed that you have been posting less and less. I am excited to learn what you will be doing!!

Have a Happy Easter, Laura!!

xoxo
Jane

Beach House Living said...

Best wishes with the new workplace.

sunny said...

Good Luck with the new job! It's not always easy to make a move like that, but better things are around the corner!

Sue said...

Hi Laura....We miss you!! Good luck with the new job on Monday...and hope your back blogging real soon...you realize the longer you stay away the more posts of mine you have to read when you get back!....Sue.

Courtney said...

don't worry...I'm stickin' with you whether you want me to or not. :-) Thanks for checking in...and Happy First Day to you! If I lived closer I'd give you a piece of the coconut cake I made today...it's soooo yummy. But I digress...congrats again on the new job! You'll do great.

thefinestkind said...

I hope you have an incredible Monday at the new job. :) So happy for you!!

Tina said...

Well, mega blessings to you on your new adventure. Go rock your first week.
T

desiree said...

I hope your Monday goes great! I think we all struggle with that life/work balance. I know that there are times I'm better at it than others. But, somehow you get caught up in a project and before you know it--Well you're working late AGAIN! So, here's wishing a fantastic new beginning!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Did you tell me that this new job came with Friday's off? I wish you great success in your new office, and remember that you aren't leaving behind your former coworkers, you are expanding your horizons and possibly theirs as well.
♥, Susan

heidi said...

Wishing you all the best in your new diggs!!!! xxooh

Kwana said...

Congrats on your new job. Very exciting. It's funny how small our big city can be. Can't wait to hear the updates.

Joyce said...

Laura wishing you great success at your new digs. The good thing you are only a block away to still meet your friends from work for lunch or better yet happy hour. xo

Maureen said...

Think about how many individual offices are in between your old and new one! :)

I hope this job exceeds your expectations. Work/life balance is hard to achieve, but all the worthy things tend to be.

Thanks for the kind thoughts last week.

pve design said...

I need to order one of your pretty cake plate stands!
So when you are on your yard sale hunt, think of moi.
Bloggy lunch here, do you have a free day?
pve

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Laura,

It's always hard to close one door and open another. I wish you success on your new business venture.
We will all be here when you find the balance and time to blog. I got your NYC post card! It's perfect. Thank you!

Deborah

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

On to bigger and better things, Laura! Good luck in your new job!

Shorely Chic said...

nothing better than a fresh start - enjoy it and good luck!! P.S. I used to work on park btw 40th and 41st, right around the corner!

Linda Lou said...

Good luck on your new job-I used to work in the Chrysler Building when I was in advertising, great part of the city, I am sure your new venture will be a great success!

Rue said...

Congratulations on your new job Laura!! I hope it brings you happiness :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Courtney said...

Looooo-rah!!!! (That's me calling you from the West Coast!)

Hugs - hope your new job is going well!! xo

Maureen said...

Hey there!
Thinking about you - haven't heard from you in a bit. Hope all is going well.
Take good care,
Maureen

Linda Lou said...

I miss your posts Laura-hope all is well at your new job and you are enjoying Spring at the Shorehouse!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats on the new job, Laura! I'm happy for you!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats on the new job, Laura! I'm happy for you!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shellbelle said...

Hi Laura, I wanted to check in with you now that I've finally returned to blogging after my BIG move to Coastal Georgia. Looks like you made BIG changes also! Take your time, I know how it is, but I look forward to your return!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Best of luck to you on your new adventure!

Have a beachy weekend!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sooo, do you think you will turn some lights back on? I miss your posts.
♥, Susan

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations Laura on your new job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I was so happy to hear from you. How is the new job?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Checking in with you because we haven't heard from you in ages. Hope all is well, Laura...

XO,

Sheila

Mrs. Limestone said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im glad to see your "face" around again :)

Im so bummed the OG flea is next saturday. I have a birthday party I can't miss here so Im stuck in the city. It seems if the OG flea is going on, Im gauranteed to have other plans.

Fifi Flowers said...

I see that you still have not returned to you blog since leaving your old position... hope you come back soon!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

We're keeping the light on for you, Laura, and love you much...

XO,

Sheila

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girlie, just stopping by to check up on you! Hope you're adjusting to the new job & have managed to get to some yardsales this year. Have a happy summer!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

You are missed in blogland!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, busy girl! I know how it is, I can hardly keep up myself. Thank you for coming by with your great comments, as usual. We miss you around, but I totally understand.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Just stopping by to see if you were back yet. Wondering how the new job and everything else is going for you!

...just beachy in the burbs said...

Hi! Just stopping by to say hi, fellow Jersey Girl! Miss reading your updates. Hope all is well this summer! :)

svelteSTUFF said...

Laura - Do we all need to chip in on your electric bill to get the lights turned back on????

MISS YOU!

Janet said...

Hi Laura: It looks as if I just found you but you're on hiatus. I know like gets in the way of blogging - it happens to me all the time, but I will browse through your past posts and put you on my favourites list so I can check back often to see if you are posting again. Enjoy those shore breezes - I have one coming in my kitchen window right now!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hey!! I miss you! Hope all is well with you.

xoxo
Jane

Bonbon Oiseau said...

donde esta you? wanted to let you know a little soiree/open house designer sale allt hat jazz (!) here in my Greenpoint studio on Sat. the 11th if you can make it? would love to meet you? just wanted to let you know--I hope you are well and busy and most of all happy my dear...
xoxo, deb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy New Year, Laura!

I have missed you like a front tooth, so I was thrilled to see you pop up. I'm so glad you will be returning to us, and I hope that you will be freed from being snowbound soon. I wish you would come to St. Augustine. It's been a tad chilly, but we've been cold all over the state, all the way to Key West. Fortunately, no blizzards! LOL!

Love you and wish you the very happiest of New Years!

xo,

Sheila :-)