Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dreams do come true! {New Job}


I've been hinting here and there that something BIG has happened! And by big, I mean really, really big. This girl is the newest employee of Chicken Soup for the Soul! Yup, the books, of which I've been published in two and a third coming this fall. I grew up reading the books, and since I was published back in 2010, all I've wanted to do was work there. Something in my gut and my heart pulled me towards this company.

I've always kept it quiet on my blog about where I work. I think partially was because I wanted to keep my work identity and my blog identity separate, which now seems silly considering I don't change who I am when I'm in the office versus out of the office. But another part of me realized, when I was interviewing for and accepting my new job, that I finally feel extremely proud of where I'll be working. It's not that I wasn't proud of my two previous jobs because I still worked hard and believed in the companies, but I finally feel like this is who I am. This is where I want to be. This is where I am meant to be. 

While I was on the phone with my dad after I had accepted the job, he made a comment saying how "not many people know what they want to do at your age, let alone are working in their dream industry. Now you will be, and you're only 24!"

To think that I'm going to be living a dream (because I've been wanting to work at this company for so long) seems almost too good to be true. But as my new boss says, "you've had a lot of life experience for someone your age." So I think with that life experience and putting good energy into the world, dreams can become reality a lot sooner than you might have thought. And as Chelsea said, good things do come to those who wait.
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34 comments:

Meghan said...

YAY! Congrats, Amanda! This is incredible news! I was hoping this was the surprise:)

PrettyPhysicist said...

congratulations!

sherri lynn said...

Congrats Amanda! You deserve to have a job that you love and a career that you're excited about! So happy for you!

Heather said...

Congrats!

Christina said...

Yay! That's so very exciting!! Congratulations!

Kristine said...

That is so awesome!! Congrats on your dream job and your dad is right. I am 26 and I am still struggling to find a job that makes me happy. THat is awesome you got to it sooner than most peoplel! congrats!

Ruthie Hart said...

EEEEEEEEEK! So happy for my beautiful and smart BFF!! I cant wait to hear more about the job. I havent read Chicken Soup in years but used to all the time growing up!! love u!

Morgan Neal said...

Congratulations!!!

Mateya said...

Wow that is awesome news! Congratulations!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Yaaaaay! Congrats Amanda--you deserve it! I'm so happy for you & can't wait to hear more about working there.

Lauren said...

ah!!! so so so exciting!!! congrats girl!!

lil desiqua said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! What will you be doing there?

Lisa said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome!!

Tyly said...

I know I said it on twitter, but it deserves another...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

Megan said...

Congrats!!! I LOVE Chicken Soup for the Soul books and have since I was really young. What great job!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Congratulations!!! New follower!

Brooke Houston said...

Amanda, this fabulous news!!! I'm so very happy for you! You're going to do a great job, I know it.

Marjorie said...

Whoa, congrats!!!! That sounds like a fantastic job!

Erin said...

Congratulations Amanda! That is absolutely amazing!!!

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful you'll be doing something you love!

Krista said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Amanda, this is such wonderful news! I am so stoked for you! What an amazing accomplishment! OK I'm using a ton of !'s but that is because I truly am SO excited for you! I did not know about your dream to work there but it just makes total sense, I think it really fits you. What a wonderful feeling to make your dream a reality whew!

So truly happy for you Amanda, you deserve the best!

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Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Oh my gosh, how amazing!! Congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment!!

J and A said...

Congrats!! I love chicken soup books!!

Jenny said...

Congrats Amanda! That is amazing and exciting!

Courtney B said...

Aaaah! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy and excited for you :)

Amy Powell said...

oh, girl that's AMAZING!! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

This is such exciting news! Congratulations!

Christin said...

So super stoked for you! What an awesome opportunity!

tara said...

this post JUST showed up in my reader so i am so sorry for the belated comment, but i am so happy for you!!! how exciting!! congrats! :)

Tesha Vann said...

WOW Amanda, how incredible!
Congratulations on getting that dream job. You have had a great deal of life experiences and now you're able to share that with so many.
Congrats again! You should be incredibly proud of yourself. You deserve it!

Kathy Schneider said...

That's so exciting!!

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