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Monday, March 26, 2012

Five After 5

Hold on to your iPads because tonight's Five After 5 is a bit on the epic side. There have been some significant shifts in the Jessi Universe recently...

I quit a job today.

"A" job, because of course I have (had) more than one. This decision was inspired by an epiphany about a week and a half ago that I am unhappy and unsatisfied because I have allowed myself to be distracted {yet again} from doing what I should be doing. Today I took a leap of faith so I can get back on track.

Le blog is getting a makeover
Related to #1, things are going to start be a little different around here, from looks, to feel, to focus. Stay tuned and please pardon the mess.

No, thank you
I suffer from a bad disease called Guilt-Induced Yesitis. After some solid reflection, I realized that many of my commitments were for others and not myself, so some serious housekeeping has ensued. This is still in-process and some conversations have yet to take place, but so far so good. "No, thank you" is quite healing.

I will not be graduating this May
I did not return to school this semester. I only have a few classes to go, but for now it's on hold. I'm not stressed about this. If it's supposed to happen, it will. And my path to a dance career is not dead-ended, it's just detoured down a different route.

I'm moving across the country!!!
In t-minus 5 months, I will be packing up and heading east to Pittsburgh, PA! Boyfriend received acceptance with full-funding (a very big deal!) to Carnegie Mellon University for a PhD program, and I will be accompanying him to Pitt. This is huge. I've lived in Colorado my entire life. Despite the big change, though, I am very excited for this adventure and new zip code!

Happy Monday!



  1. What?!!! So many amazing changes ahead for you! I am so thrilled to perhaps witness it all. Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you have in store!

    PS... my cousin is getting his PhD at Canegie Mellon in neuro science (full funding, also). He loves it!

  2. Oh wow! Looks like a lot of changes have been happening and you know what they say ... a change is as good as a holiday!

    Good on you for realising you are unhappy and unfulfilled in your job and having the courage to move on and embrace new adventures.

    Best of luck and can't wait to see the blog changes:)

  3. Thanks girls, I'm excited for the changes, too!

    And as always, thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Congrats on the exciting life changes lady!