Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Oh The Places You'll Go"

 After graduating high school I got the classic Dr. Seuss book, "Oh The Places You'll Go" and although it's a great book, I never really took the meaning to heart until recently.
Most of us aspire to go to college, graduate, land a good job, find  a great relationship, settle down the whole 9 yards.
I always knew I wanted to be a reporter with a top goal reporting the news in my own hometown. 
That dream came close to ending when I left KLKN in Lincoln after my contract ended.  I put 4 years of blood, sweat, and tears into that job. I thought making more money was important, so I took a job in marketing.  It was a GREAT job don't get me wrong, but I felt like something was missing.
Shortly after Ryan and I said "I Do" I got a call there was an opening in Des Moines at the same station I interned at in college.
I knew this was a crossroads---stay with a job with great hours, benefits, great people and a steady income or leave everything for a dream I once had.
After talking to my very supportive husband we decided to uproot our lives in Lincoln and pack up and head East to lovely Des Moines.
Since starting the job at Channel 13-I realize that I'm in the career that I once said I would always achieve and living in a city I LOVE.
It would seem like everything was lining up, except Ryan still didn't have a job.  So as newlyweds-he lived in our home in Lincoln, and I moved in with good old Mom & Dad.  It had been almost 2 months when Ryan got the call he had been waiting for.  The Hyatt Place offered him the Director of Sales position which is what he wanted!
Just this past weekend I found an apartment for us to move into.  We're going to live in a nice 2 bedroom apartment near both of our jobs and our church. 
The funny thing is I didn't realize how well everything had fallen into place until we picked a day we were moving. In this economy 2 months could have turned into 12 months and although I thought the weeks we spent apart sucked, it could have been a lot worse.
So I come back to that Dr. Seuss book, and can finally look back on my life, accomplishments and future ahead and agree, "we all will go places" and if you're lucky enough it will all happen the way it's meant to be.