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 Next Saturday, I will spend my last day as a student in college.  I have long awaited this day.  This semester, if I wasn't working or doing homework, I was spending countless hours on my computer researching jobs, updating cover letters, resumes etc.

 SO. STRESSFUL.... BUT, I found a glass of wine and bag of popcorn can help with the job hunting process;) 

 For the past five years, I have worked at Maude, a local boutique. I feel so fortunate to have worked under a wonderful, inspiring boss and to have witnessed her business grow from the very beginning.  I am so proud of her and all Maude has become.  She has shown me the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to owning your own business, buying, selling, merchandising, marketing..the whole shebang. I have loved every second of it.

 I can truthfully say that I have learned just as much, if not more, working at Maude as I have throughout all my apparel courses.  I also feel so blessed {and spoiled} for being able to work with such amazing women and in such a fun environment.  A piece of my heart will always be with Maude, but I also know that I must move on and conquer other dreams of mine.   Countless nights I spent laying in bed worrying about what my path was suppose to be, but deep down I knew a change was needed....I mean I have moved every 5 years of my life, so I have to keep that up right?  

After a couple interviews, I was offered a wonderful opportunity at Dillard's Corporate.  After finding peace in prayer and having support from my loved ones, I graciously accepted the offer into the corporate's buying program--A whole new sector of the retail word I have yet to see.  I'm so excited to see how everything works on a bigger scale.    

It's such a bittersweet feeling leaving my Maude family and starting something new. I want to cry every time I think about it. But, I am so excited for what the future holds.  I am ready to learn more about the industry that I have come to love.  I am ready to witness things on a bigger scale.  I am ready to gain new skills that I can apply to the next big change in my life.  Moving to a new city, starting my first full time job, moving away from my family for the first time....it is all a bit scary.  But, I keep telling myself.."You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.":)

Whenever your doubting yourself, I suggest you tell yourself the same.

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