Getting it Together Thursdays: What’s Next

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The hardest part about actually getting my life together, in a sense, was keeping it a secret. I dreamt of the day for so long where I would have a new job, would be leaving Pittsburgh, etc. etc. I truly thought it would never happen. I would get so frustrated and cry and feel like I wasn’t good enough to ever work anywhere else again nor was I really ready to freelance full time. I’m moving to San Francisco at the end of the month. I’ve wanted to move to SF for the past two years, to be completely honest.

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Spotted this while in SF two weeks ago.

I’m leaving social media, which took a lot of soul searching to feel like I was comfortable doing. Like I mentioned, I was feeling a little disenchanted with it, and even though I’m a marketer, I hated how it had just become all about making money and not about branding. I like to do both at the same time. If you couldn’t tell, I really try to limit the ads on Almost Getting it Together, I turn down sponsored posts and giveaways that don’t make sense, and really keep my social media profiles pretty focused. I’m all about the personal brand.

So, as you’re reading this, I’m either en route to San Francisco with my dad to look for an apartment or in San Francisco looking for an apartment and crying over the insane housing prices.

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Me in SF two years ago which started my love affair with the city.

Commonly asked questions:
How are your dad/grandparents/family handling it?
Dad and I had a total crying fit on Friday because I mean, we’re best friends and all. He is excited that I will “be so close to Hawaii”. He’s already talking surf trips so it’s cool. My family is worried I will no longer like Pittsburgh sports but promise to visit lots.

Are you sad to be leaving your friends?
Uh, duh. I feel like in the past year I really found my groove and core group of friends whom I actually like in Pittsburgh. There have been a lot of emotional text conversations with all my friends and apparently, two bouts of crying with Angela on Sunday night. Also, my apartment is always open to everyone who wants to visit. Please do so frequently. I promise to feed you well.

So like, I’m trying to be an adult and getting it together. Don’t worry though, I won’t have it all together, I can’t change this blog name.

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OH SHIZ, MY NEW HOME.

Chat with me:
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY NEWS? Do you live in SF? Do you want to be my friend? (I am totally looking for friends right now haha.)

74 comments on “Getting it Together Thursdays: What’s Next

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Tina Muir on October 16, 2014 7:10 am

So excited for you my friend! Hope you have a safe trip over there! Don’t think I have much more to add…..you know all my thoughts ;)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:19 am

YES, loved our chat on Wednesday!!! xoxo I was raving about it to Erin and Angela at dinner haha

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 16, 2014 7:12 am

Um. That is amazing. You will be so happy. You will miss your friends, of course, but you were made for it.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:18 am

already miss them!!! but I hope so… so scared!!

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Jessie on October 16, 2014 7:18 am

I couldn’t be happier for you, Cassie! All you can and should do in life is follow your dreams <3
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Erin @ The Almon Eater on October 16, 2014 7:34 am

I miss you already<3 Good luck finding an apartment!! pictures pictures please :)

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:18 am

How did I not text you all weekend, wtf. Need to catch up asap xoxo

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lindsay on October 16, 2014 8:18 am

congrats!!!! do you need company? hehe take me!

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lindsay on October 16, 2014 8:19 am

but sorry about the job loss… although it seems like much more is now gained, yes?

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:17 am

Yes, can you come with me??

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Heather @fitncookies on October 16, 2014 8:38 am

Yay! I totally thought CA for sure. I am so glad you found another job that you sound like you will love. Fantastic news and can’t wait to hear how the apt search goes this week!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:17 am

Thanks my dear!! Haha love that you guessed right :)

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on October 16, 2014 8:54 am

So exciting! I have a friend moving to SF next year for grad school and we’re already talking visits so I might take you up on that ‘feeding me well’ thing if I’m ever in SF haha
Glad you found something you’re excited about doing and good luck with apartment hunting!
p.s. Yep, that’s a fancy ass title ;)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:17 am

YES I am already thinking of where I want to take people so you better come visit!

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 16, 2014 9:16 am

Congratulations, how exciting!! How do you feel?! If you don’t mind me asking — how did you find the new opportunity so quickly?!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:09 am

I was already in the process of looking for a new job :) Timing was just insanely lucky!!

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cait @pieceofcait on October 16, 2014 9:38 am

congrats lady love!!!!!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:08 am

Thank you!!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on October 16, 2014 9:43 am

brb crying again.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:08 am

STOP ME TOO.

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Sarah @pickyrunner on October 16, 2014 10:14 am

AHHHHH I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! WHat a cool new job and it really seems like everything worked out the way it was meant to. I think this is going to be great for you. I can’t wait to follow that journey :)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:05 am

Thanks Sarah… and you know what I’m super excited about (thanks to you)… NOVEMBER PROJECT IN SF!!!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on October 16, 2014 10:22 am

THIS IS AMAZING!!! SF is such an incredible place to live and work and I know you’ll love it. Congrats on finding a new spot for yourself. I am sure this move increases the potential for us to hang out in real life :D Good luck apartment searching!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:05 am

YES! Can you come visit please???

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Jordan @ The Balanced Blonde on October 16, 2014 11:05 am

OMG, huge huuuggeee congratulations! First of all… I am thrilled for you. Second of all, I’m super stoked because even though I love in LA I come to SF all the time. You are going to have so, so much fun. I want to hear more!!! And what a fab job. Can’t wait to hear about where you end up living etc and umm I cannot wait to meet !!!

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:05 am

I AM SOOOO excited (even though we texted about this). Davida is coming in town next month so I think definitely the three of us have to get together if possible??

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Kelli @Hungry Hobby on October 16, 2014 11:52 am

YES OH MY LORD I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:01 am

Thanks girlie xoxo

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean on October 16, 2014 12:24 pm

congrats girl! so exciting! i think there are a lot of bloggers who live out there so you should be able to connect with some great people!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:01 am

I hope so… I would love that!! I need friends ASAP haha!

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The Accidental Mama on October 16, 2014 12:31 pm

That is so exciting! Congratulations! I have to admit, I’m totally jealous you are moving to Cali. I have always wanted to move to the coast! And that sounds like and insane job! So exciting!
xoxo
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:01 am

I always have to… so happy I’m FINALLY doing it!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Congratulations!!! What an exciting, fantastic opportunity!!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:00 am

SO THRILLED!! xo

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Jo @ Living Mint Green on October 16, 2014 1:21 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Oh my goodness, you have no idea how thrilled I am to be pursuing your dream! Can I come visit you in SF?
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:58 am

Is that even a question??? I should be asking you to come visit me. No seriously, do it!

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Anna on October 16, 2014 2:01 pm

Amazing! Congrats! I’ve never been to SF but I know it’s a great place to live and you have so many new things and life changes to look forward to! It’s like everything aligned and fell into place right when it needed to :)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:58 am

I know, it felt almost wrong to not go :)

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Renee @ Bendiful Blog on October 16, 2014 2:42 pm

Awesome! Good Luck to you!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:00 am

Thank you!!

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on October 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Oh my gosh, that’s awesome! What a big and exciting change for you :)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:57 am

Thank you, I am soooo excited!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on October 16, 2014 5:40 pm

Hi! I’m in SF! You’ll love it here. I’ve been here two years and live in the Nob Hill neighborhood with my husband. Best of luck with your move, and housing prices are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to expenses. Everything costs more in California!

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:51 am

Oh lord, I know… I’ll be living in the Marina! I need a second job already haha. It would be fun to meet up sometime, let me know! xo

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Jamaica | rarax3.com on October 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Thanks for sharing your laid off story! Sometimes we just need that extra push. Good luck with your move to SF and if you ever make your way to LA, hit me up (:

<3 jamaica
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:51 am

Thank you, I definitely will!

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ganeeban on October 16, 2014 7:25 pm

CONGRATS! Since you’ve already been…there is NO need to go on and on about how awesome Northern California is (I’d say SF, but I live about an hour away, so I’ll keep it general…hahah)! Again, congrats on such a cool gig and a new place to live! So much to do, and it will be hard not to convert to a SF Giants fan…just don’t tell your family ;) xoxo, ganeeban
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:47 am

Already looking into buying a Giants shirt haha

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Kaitlin on October 16, 2014 7:28 pm

Power to you girl!! Love California (obviously biased) can’t wait to hear about the transition!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:47 am

Thank you!! I hope it is smooth :)

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Katie @ 24 Carrot Life on October 16, 2014 11:13 pm

So exciting Cassie! I have always wanted to live in San Fran at some point in my life so maybe our paths will cross one day. Good luck with the move!

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:47 am

Thank you!! I definitely need it!

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Kristen on October 17, 2014 1:08 am

Congrats! It sounds like you’ve got an awesome job lined up! I moved from Philly to Alaska in April and it was such a good decision but it will be tough sometimes. Although living on the west coast is awesome so get excited! I feel like I blog about the move all the time so if you ever want to chat let me know! Good luck with apartment hunting!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:46 am

Yes I think I will definitely need to check out all your moving posts and let you know if I have any questions… it’s so overwhelming!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on October 17, 2014 6:47 am

OMIGOSH! Congratulations, girl! That’s freaking amazing news. I’ve been to SF a handful of times and it’s seriously an awesome city. And I have a feeling you’ll adore the weather too ;)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:45 am

Thank you!! YES, already obsessed with the weather :)

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Bri on October 17, 2014 8:16 am

Congrats and good for you!! Also good work on focusing on branding. I think it’s much more important – when you’re selective about ads and what you sponsor, you become way more trustworthy and authentic.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:43 am

Thank you!!! Glad you agree :)

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Sam Ford on October 17, 2014 11:03 am

CONGRATULATIONS CASSIE! I’m so happy and excited for you – you are having such an amazing year. You’re going to love San Francisco. I went surfing in Bolinas in May and it was so, so fun.

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:21 am

THANK YOU MY DEAR! 2014 has been a whirlwind, that is for sure!!!

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laura @ scribbles and sass on October 17, 2014 12:10 pm

congratulations, lady! thats such exciting news. xx
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:14 am

Thank you!!

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Kelly on October 17, 2014 9:00 pm

Good for you. I’d never be able to move that far away from my family and friends and I admire people that are able to do it. San Fran is so beautiful I’ve heard.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:13 am

It’s unreal beautiful… stay tuned for lots of photos :)

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate on October 19, 2014 7:19 pm

Finally reading this, and I am so excited for you!! Dates in the city to happen for sure :-)

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:09 am

YES I can’t wait!!! And I’m always up for a road trip to San Jose!

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Megan on October 19, 2014 8:14 pm

Ah. Congratulations! Welcome to the west coast! Your job sounds like a dream. Such an exciting time

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:09 am

Thank you, xo!

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