August 25, 2014

on to a new adventure

As I write this, I'm sitting at a seemingly bare desk at the amphitheater, the same music pavilion I've spent 5 long seasons working at. My job here has had it's ups and downs, just as much as many people's do. I've spent countless long hours here..I've laughed, cried, yelled, and of course jammed out to the many artists that we've had perform here. 

I was really thrown into the music business, and as I've come to find, most people in this industry are. I'm thankful for all of the experiences (good & bad) I've had here, thankful to have been offered an internship and then after that, a job right after graduating. Never in a thousand years would I have thought this is where I would be today, but that's half the fun isn't it? We really don't know what our future holds, but I would like to think that mine can only go up from here.

I've prayed long and hard about my decision to move on from here..weighing the options with God. Is this the right decision? Change is hard, terrifying actually. But I don't doubt my strength in being able to step out of my comfort zone and move on to a bigger and better opportunity.

A lesson that I am continuing to learn each day, is that God works things out in his perfect time. Just when I felt like everything was falling apart, when I had had countless bad days and sadly found myself being bitter, I got the answer I was looking for; the answer I had been praying for.

In a way, I'm a bit sad to be moving on. Leaving the first job I had out of college. But I know that the future is bright and it's time to start something new, trust in the Lord and enjoy the magic of a new beginning. I'm blessed and humbled to be given this job opportunity which, excitingly enough, keeps me in the same crazy, fast-paced industry.

I know that my updates have been few and far between, but I'm excited and hopeful that I will be able to keep you all updated, on this new beginning I'm about to embark on. So please stick around! 

August 11, 2014

Feature: The Lazy Daisy

Today I'm so happy to share with y'all an adorable online store, The Lazy Daisy. They are a North Carolina based embroidery company specializing in fabulous monogrammed gifts for every occasion and season of life. They believe your initials embody who you are, where you've been, and where you are going. Your monogram is your stamp on the world and they believe it should be on everything! The Lazy Daisy has an overwhelming amount of personalized items; from t-shirts and hats to beach bags and jewelry! If you're looking for a monogrammed gift, The Lazy Daisy definitely has many cute options to choose from. 

Addison, a North Carolina girl, is the owner behind The Lazy Daisy. She had a love of monograms early on and once she began her teaching career, her love of monograms continued to grow. The Lazy Daisy has quickly grown from a small machine on a tiny table, to a big office and lots of inventory! Addison wants to share her love of monograms and personalization with her customers with an exceptional, one-of-a-kind customer experience. She is behind every monogram stitched, every package shipped, and every detail in between. Addison has been such a sweetheart to work with, and even sent me a few of the adorable things she offers in her store! She is also graciously offering free shipping to all belle in the city readers with the code "bellefree".