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Celebrating the New Job

by Courtney on December 17, 2012

Well hello and good morning to all of you!! How was everyone’s weekend??

Mine was good and busy; not so much busy in the sense that we were out a lot, but definitely busy in getting prepared for the week ahead. Because of that, I didn’t spend too much time at the computer, but here’s a little bit of what you may have missed…

So I’m quickly being reminded of just how much work goes in to preparing for a full (well, almost full – I have 3-1/2 days this week) work week. Especially with it being my first week, I didn’t want to have to worry at all about feeling rushed in the morning. So in an attempt to combat any last minute rushing around in the mornings, I’m planning on getting my ironing and the next day’s lunch done the night before.

Yeah, we’ll see how long this lasts…I haven’t always been great at this even when I was teaching full time.

Luckily, while I was getting some things prepared yesterday evening, my wonderful, amazing husband offered to cook us dinner. My gosh, I love that man.

I helped with a few things in preparations, but my guy took care of just about everything and mannn…he can make a mean dinner when he wants to!

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We’ve discovered that one of his best dishes is our favorite, special occasion Chicken Scallopine with Sage and Fontina Cheese. And since we had reason to celebrate my new job, it was the perfect opportunity for it.

The chicken from this dish is just incredible. Granted, it does take a little extra time to prepare, but that’s why we keep it for special occasions. Totally worth it.

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The freshly shredded Fontina cheese and sage leaves in the middle give this dish soooo much flavor. I love it!

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Along with the chicken, we had steamed green beans and some whole wheat rotini to act as a base for some more of the delicious sauce from the chicken.

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Mmmmm…soooo good. Smile

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Breakfast

Seeing as though today is the first big day on the job(!!) I wanted to make sure I had nothing holding me down this morning. So last night, I prepped myself a batch of overnight oats in a jar.

That’s’ an old photo right there (since I’m obviously not at Starbucks this morning…although I do have one on my way to work now…) so the only thing different with the one I’m enjoying this morning is no blueberries but added pumpkin. They’re tasting mighty good this morning, especially since I haven’t had them overnight like this in months.

Alright, my friends. This is it…time to head off to my first day of work! I’m feeling so incredible nervous/anxious/excited, it isn’t even funny. I sort of feel like I’m a kid heading off to her first day of school or something. Crazy!

Wish me luck!! I’ll be back later this evening (hopefully) with updates on the first day. Smile

Question for the Morning:

What’s the last career or school related change you had that made you nervous/anxious/excited?

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1 Khushboo December 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

Good luck, Courtney! I quit my job last month to start my own venture in January- I am nervous, anxious yet excited!
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2 Beth @ Lessons Life Teaches Me December 17, 2012 at 7:18 am

Good Luck today!! I recently switched from teaching to E-marketing. It has been a big change, but I love every minute of it. Plus, I am not nearly as exhausted as I was when I was teaching. :) Hope you have a great day!

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3 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes December 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

Have a great first day, Courtney! You’ll do great! I graduated from college in May, and I start my first official “big-girl” job in January; I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited. :)
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4 Blog is the New Black December 17, 2012 at 7:30 am

Good luck lady!!!!
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5 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

Eek! Can’t wait to hear all about your first day, hope it goes brilliantly for you! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself in terms of preparing everything the night before, it does make things easier as long as you don’t stress about it! I quit my full time job in September and I’m back studying part time – nutritional therapy. I do a bit of paid work here and there to tied me over but I have the luxury of still living at home.
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6 Tina @ Best Body Fitness December 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

Have a GREAT first day!!! Will certainly be thinking of you. :)
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7 alyssa - life a la wife December 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

Good Luck! You will be great :)
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8 Parita December 17, 2012 at 7:59 am

Good luck, Courtney! I know the feeling! Exciting times ahead :)

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9 Lauren December 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

That chicken looks fab! And GOOD LUCK today girl. You know I’m thinking about you. You’ll do great!
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10 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

Good luck and have a great first day of work! I started a new job about 4 weeks ago now (time FLIES) and I was a little anxious, but I’ve already settled in and I know you will too. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

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11 Melanie December 17, 2012 at 8:06 am

Have FUN Courtney! Can’t wait to hear about your first day!
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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 17, 2012 at 8:08 am

Good luck on your first day! I’m sure you will do great :)
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13 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

Hope your first day is wonderful!
My biggest career/school change lately was deciding to go to grad school after taking a year off. And now I’ve got one semester under my belt!
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14 Brooke @ Running In Heels December 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!! Job well done :)

And congrats again on the new job.. I am so excited for you!!
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15 Julie @ Sweetly Balanced December 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

Good luck at your new job! Two years ago I quit my job and life in Albany and moved to NYC definitely the biggest and most nerve wracking change I’ve made!!
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16 Amy @ Living N Learning December 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

Good luck on your new job!

I actually just started a new job a week ago. Of course I was nervous/anxious/excited walking in the first day. And even the second day because the building kind of gets me mixed up and I would be on my own walking in on my own and expected to find me work area. I managed and now know where to park to give me the easiest access to the building close to my work area.
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17 Elaine December 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

Congrats and good luck!! :)
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18 Angela @ Health's Angel December 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

Good luck, Courtney! You’ll be great. Can’t wait to hear about it.
I’ve said this before…but it is incredible that your hubby can cook, and cook WELL. :)
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19 Rachel Wilkerson December 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

Good luck today! Starting a new job is so exciting/nervewracking. I always worry about lunch…do I pack my own the first day? Is there a fridge? Are there restaurants nearby? But somehow it always works out.

I’m sure you’ll do great!
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20 Hannah R. December 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

Best of luck to you!! Looking forward to hearing about your first day!

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21 Diane December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hope you’re having a wonderful first day at work!
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22 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

I still get nervous every single time I’m in court! It is so nerve wracking!

Good luck on your first day!!
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23 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

Good luck on your first day! I have been at my job now for almost 7 years. I get very nervous and anxious when starting a new job. I am hoping I will not have to do it anytime soon.
Do you have the recipe for overnight oats posted anywhere?
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24 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom December 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

Good luck with the new job today!! I think starting with a half week is the perfect way to transition into getting back to work!!
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25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Good luck at the new job today, lady! :)
I was always pretty good about prepping my lunch the night before but if I ever had to iron, NOT gonna happen. Hate ironing so I try to avoid wearing anything that requires it. ;)
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26 Haley @ The Saucy Apple December 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

hmm… Well, I think starting any new job can be nerve-wracking (sp?). :) But no one expects you to be perfect on your first day, so enjoy this transition time!
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27 Beks December 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

Last January, my company moved from a crappy little strip mall-type office into an actual, stand-alone building. It’s actually so much nicer than the strip mall. The bathroom sinks have hot water, the microwaves in the break rooms work, and the fridges are so much bigger than our old building. When I made my first trek here last year, I was nervous as to how it would change the company. It has DEFINITELY changed the company to invoke the image they want to put forward.
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28 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m SO excited for you Court! Best of luck for a great first day! You’ll rock it! xoxo
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29 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

Good luck today! I hope you have an amazing first day on the job!
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30 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

Good luck today, and enjoy your first day!
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31 kim@hungryhealthygirl December 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

Good luck! I hope your day is wonderful!
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32 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

Good luck! I have only been at my new job for 3 months but I love it! I amalso thinking of going back to school, but it’s such a big step.
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33 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

Good luck on your first day! Very exciting :)
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34 kristin December 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

good luck today!

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35 Kaelin December 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

Good luck today!!! I have been working as an SLP in the schools for 4 years and think I might be looking for something new this summer. Its nerve wracking to thing of making a switch.

I do a lot of food prep on Sundays to make my week easier. I make up 4 or 5 overnight oats in mason jars to heat up in the mornings (milk, no yogurt), and I make a huge salad to divide up through the week for lunches. It helps so much to have all of that taken care of before the week begins.

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36 Rachel S. December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

Good Luck! You will do great.
I have only been with my company for 5 years, which where I work is considered a newbie, and I recently went from being an admin for a manager to an admin for a COO and a CIO. Big switch and kind of nerve racking.

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37 Kim @ The Family Practice December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

Oh wow! I missed it – what’s the new job? Congrats and have a great first day!
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38 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

So jelouse! Wish my Husband would cook for me! If I let him, it would be fried bologna and onions! Yuck!
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39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

Good luck on your first day, Courtney! I’m always a ball of nerves whenever I have to deal with a big life change, but I’m sure that you’re going to do absolutely amazing :)
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40 Brittany @ Proteinandpumps December 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

Good luck! I’m sure you will do great! I recently had a major career change and left my job of 6 years. I wasn’t too nervous though as I was already very familiar with the people and job.
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41 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns December 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

good luck!! you’ll do great! last change i made was when i randomly decided to go to hair school because i had a slight interest.
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42 Tanya December 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

So happy for you and you will do great!!!

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43 Melissa December 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I switched careers from teaching to working in digital strategy and web consulting a year and a half ago. It was intimidating, but also a lot of fun. Realizing that you have other skills to offer is a great boost to your confidence! I’m sure you will be amazing in this new position! XO
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44 Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy December 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait to hear about it!
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45 Melissa December 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I was good about prepping my meals the night before for about a month…and then I slacked off haha. Keep it going strong! Good luck on your first day! :)
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46 Ashlee December 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Good luck! I hope you grabbed yourself a celebratory Starbucks this morning on your way :-)

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47 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog December 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Hope your first day is awesome! Good luck!
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48 katie Carso December 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Good luck today and have a great first day! Congrats Courtney!
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49 Fizz @fizzsbizz December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Good luck!! I’m sure you’ll kill it.
Enjoy!
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50 Lisa December 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Good luck today Courtney! I bet it will be wonderful! I’m applying for new jobs and that process itself, makes me pretty anxious!

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51 Rachel@Running Daze December 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Good luck! Looking forward to an update later!

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52 hayley December 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

good luck!! have a GRRRREAT first day :)

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53 Marielle December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Have a great first day!! I had the first day nerves when my husband and I moved down to LA from Seattle….I had been at my old job for so long that I was pretty comfortable. It’s always scary/exciting the dirt day but you’ll make it through!
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54 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit December 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

O my, your hubby can cook up a mean dinner. That looks amazing and crazy delicious. Holy cow. ;) Congrats on the new job! I hope you have an awesome first day. :D
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55 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Good luck; I hope it goes well!

I always have to prep my breakfast/lunch/outfit the night before work or I’d be a total mess!
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56 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I hope that you had a great first day! I started a new job today too!
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57 Amy December 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Good luck Courtney! I hope you have a wonderful first day at your new job. Early this year I decided to go back and get my Masters in Writing, moving from my current field of dietetic research – bit of huge turn! I am so glad I did because I have fallen in love with my degree and I’m thinking of taking it even further :)
Can’t wait to hear about how your day went!
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58 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness December 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Good luck with the first day of work today! Hope it goes great!
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59 Sherice@foodieluvsfitness December 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Getting my Personal Trainers Cert…. will I pass the test, will I be good at it, will I get a job and be able to make money doing something I love??? all these and more have been flying around my head for a very long time

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60 Shannon December 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I hope your day went great today. Nerves are a good thing- a good friend told me nerves mean that you care.

The last thing I was nervous about for school was reading a paper that I wrote about a belief that I have. It told a story from something in my past that is really hard for me to talk about. When I walked into the classroom, I started shaking- so much so that the girl sitting behind me was starting to worry about me and stopped midway through her paper to see if I was OK. In the end, I didn’t read the paper out loud though I desperately wanted to share my story- I knew it was the right time. I summarized it though.

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61 Alycia December 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Hope that you had a great first day! You are a definite people person, I’m sure that you rocked it!

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62 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Did I miss the post that explained what your new job is?? If you could fill me in (or send me the link), that would be great! Regardless, hope the first day went well!
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63 Linz @ Itz Linz December 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

This is my fourth year teaching third grade at the same school, so the only changes I encounter are the curriculum and kids – both which can be nerve-wrecking! Best of luck to you!!
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64 Em December 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Congrats Courtney! Hopefully it went well today! I quit my job a few months ago, which was both incredibly stressful and liberating. Let us know how everything goes; I’m eager to hear about it :)

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65 Annette@FitnessPerks December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Hope it went great! :)
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66 Bek @ Crave December 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Goodluck! Well, I have been contemplating that once I complete my course I’ll take a job share for teaching and do fitness classes aswell. It’s a big risk money wise but I don’t think I could do one without the other.
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67 Angela December 18, 2012 at 2:05 am

Good luck girl! I’m sure you rocked it! :) my husband and I recently quit both our jobs and moved about an hour away from the town we had been living in for 6 years to start a new career venture. It was scary, but we haven’t regretted it for a second!
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68 Joy December 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

Good luck!

I haven’t had a career change (I don’t work) but I am thinking of going back to school and have 5 serious contenders. And just can’t decide
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69 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian December 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I was super nervous about getting my paralegal certificate, and now nervous about getting a job using that certificate.
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70 Blogging Runner December 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

I hope you’ve had a great first few days!!!
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71 ashley December 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

i’m assuming you didn’t know you were pregnant 2 days ago? or you were just trying to be sneaky w/ the glass o’ wine and fool all of us?!!!! :)

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72 Courtney December 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh I definitely knew!! The wine wasn’t mine…I was trying to throw you all off ;)
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73 ashley December 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

i figured it was to fool us! i don’t know you but i didn’t think you would have found out 2 days ago and already told the blog world!! very sneaky! and congrats!!!!!!

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74 ashley December 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

i figured it was to fool us! i don’t know you but i didn’t think you would have found out 2 days ago and already told the blog world!! very sneaky! and congrats!!!!!!

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