Today’s post is a little different than my usual fare because I have a major announcement to make. I figured by putting it on my blog rather than writing it all out on facebook I could accomplish two things at once: a) write as much as I want (we all know I’m wordy), and b) entice more traffic to my blog where you will just fall in love with everything I stand for and come back day after day for more.
Rather than an outfit, I give you a simple picture as a hint of what’s coming next. Any guesses?
Bring on the pearls, sweet tea, and Bulldogs – I’m moving to Georgia, y’all!
Yes, you read that right. In a very quick turn of events, I’ve accepted a position at a non-profit in Gainesville (about an hour northeast of Atlanta). The organization is Rahab’s Rope and they work against human trafficking in India. For those of you who know me well, you know that this cause is one that I care about greatly, so I’m very excited to be on board.
The job is a great fit for me in so many ways – I won’t bore you with all of those details now. But, one of best parts is that I get to sell jewelry. Among my responsibilities will be attending conferences for the organization, at which they sell goods made by the women in India who were formerly trafficked. We help teach them a skill (in this case, making jewelry and home goods) so they can be financially independent. In turn, the money from the sale of their products goes to fund the ministry so that greater good can be accomplished.
If you’re like me, when you think of goods sold for a benefit, you think of beaded key chains or salvation bracelets. I made sure this wasn’t the case before I even took the position (if I have to sell this stuff, then I need to like it). And I legitimately do – check it out here. (I promise that my blog will not become an advertisement, other than the fact that I’ll likely be wearing a lot of the jewelry and scarves myself.)
So, I’ll be finishing up my job here in Virginia on Dec. 20 and headed down to Georgia that weekend (my parents live an hour away, so that’s convenient for the holidays). I already liked the Bulldogs (hence the shirt), but I guess I’ll have to be a real fan now – with the permanent caveat that if I marry Tim Tebow I will forsake all other allegiances and only be a Gator forevermore.
I’m going to miss so many things about my current job and my life here in Virginia, but I’m excited about this next chapter.
And you should be, too – I can wear jeans to this new job. Tastefully Trendy is about to get revamped!