Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The post I've been procrastinating

I'm not sure how to say this, so I'm just gonna blurt: I'm moving. I got a new job and I'm moving to Missouri. This is such wonderful news in so many ways. I'm devastated to leave some of the coolest people on the planet who work with me at NewsChannel5, and it's been so hard and sad to tell my dear friends in Nashville that I'm abandoning them. Everyone has been so good because I'm so happy about it myself.

...but I'm thrilled to pieces to be starting a new journey in a familiar place. Drum roll please....

I'm going to be the Art Director at the largest U.S. national farming magazine--Farm Journal! right up my ally, right? Well I certainly hope so. I'm so excited to start out in a new field--and if you could see the stack of magazines I've recycled in the moving process you would understand how much I love magazines.

The office seems really wonderful, and did I mention it's only 15 minutes from my parents' house? Yeah. Pretty perfect. It will be so wonderful to just be home. Like taking a deep breath. And besides, no offense to all you Southerners, but you just can beat the work ethic and honesty of the Great Midwest.

My last day at NewsChannel5 is tomorrow, and my first day at my new job is Thursday. I'm moving the whole house, including the business. Oh yeah, and did I mention I'm getting MARRIED at the end of the month? Oh, sure. No stress.

So that's the news. I promised Shona that you wouldn't be getting a message from me like "Um, blogging just isn't fun for me anymore." Not at all I'm still here, and will be. I pledge solemnly to post at least once a week, and come September, look out for some spectacular wedding/Italian honeymoon/farms in the fall photos.

To my dear Nashville friends: I'll miss you so much, but we'll always have the InterWeb! and maybe I'm still in denial, but I know I'll see you all soon. And you'll be able to stalk, I mean, keep up with me through this blog.

Thanks for the good times!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 7:40 PM

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BIG news! Congratulations on the new job- that sounds awesome (Although, I'll admit to never having read the Farm Journal...but now I kinda want to).

I was a move-and-marry-all-in-one-go bride! Eric got a job here in Nashville while we were engaged, and I followed after we had our wedding in San Diego. At least you and your husband won't be apart, right?

Good things are ahead, Beth. I will definately "stalk" you in my Bloglines- it has been such a pleasure to get to know you in Nashville!


Posted by Blogger Tisra @ 12:27 PM #

So you're taking off one day between the two jobs, which are each in different states?

You are crazy! But now we can visit you if we're ever in Central Missouri again.


Posted by Blogger J. P. Morrison @ 1:15 PM #

Oh Beth..I'm so happy for you!! I can just imagine how much fun you'll have being so close to your family.
I wish you the best of luck... even though the timing of it all is a little crazy. CongratS!!!

Posted by Blogger Jenny Ann @ 4:49 PM #

oh, i am so sad, i never got to take a class from you or see how you and chuck operate! :( but how exciting for you. i know you'll do well, you have some kind of drive and great attitude! very inspiring.

best of luck to you!

Posted by Blogger Kristi @ 10:31 PM #

This was the post I was hoping you would never write. I'm going to miss you so much. Safe driving, see ya in a few weeks+ keep that darn promise.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 7:52 AM #

I'm so happy for you, Beth! I know Missouri is where you belong. But Nashville certainly won't be the same without you!!! Hopefully, you'll make it back this direction and I'll be sure to look you up when I'm in the big MO. Take care and keep in touch!

Posted by Blogger The Clicks @ 11:42 AM #
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