Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Movers Are Here.

We made it two whole years in Hattiesburg. It's moving time again. My husband keeps getting promoted and relocated - he's doing too good of a job! This time to Shreveport, Louisiana as a Regional VP with Belk stores.

I've been trying to organize my house for this move a little better than in the last three. Putting "Like Animals Together". I don't know if it makes it any easier for the packers but I'm thinking it might help when it comes time to unpack everything. It's so weird unpacking and finding things like a single light bulb wrapped up like it is a priceless antique mixed in with clothing or something random like that.

Hattiesburg has been good to us. I made a lot of really good friends quickly here and will miss them a lot. From my first swim when a nice girl named Deanna said hello and introduced me to Judy and Lesley, the two other girls that she trained with to my newest training partners Denise and Brinn. I will miss them all. Thankfully I will see them at some races! I'll see Denise in a couple weeks at Indian Creek. Brinn, Deanna, Lesley, and Judy at River Cities in August. And all of them at Mighty Magnolia in October.

Denise had asked me if I would like to have dinner with her and her husband Kyle (Masters Swim Coach)  before I left and she surprised me by inviting a bunch of the HubFins Masters swimmers to join us! Makes you feel foolish that we weren't going out and having fun like that the entire time I was here. Fun time!

I'm hoping things will go well in Shreveport. I've already lined up a coaching position with COSST - The City of Shreveport Swim Team. I'm going to be coaching the Jr Varsity swimmers; I'm looking forward to it!

I'm also hoping to be working for the Sportspectrum . It is an awesome specialty sporting goods store - running and triathlon products! I know I'll fit right in there! Sportspectrum and Matt Brown have been putting on the River Cities Triathlon (my absolute most favorite race of all time) for years and years.

I've already joined the Sunrise Triathlon Club and they have the Red River Masters Swim Team so hopefully I will be meeting some people to train with in Shreveport.

And I will be able to continue working as an Associate Consultant with Clinique. It is really a fun job and I'm glad that I will stay with the company.

So things are shaping up, just need to get through the next couple days with the packers and movers. I made sure to get in a good ride yesterday with Denise and Brinn, and went to swim this morning for the last time. Kyle had me do what we call a Birthday Swim for the kids, only for me it was a Goodbye Swim.  Everyone on the team lines up at the edge of the lane next to the wall holding kickboards. They proceed to push the water back and forth in the last lane creating basically a giant ocean storm. Then you get to swim a 50 of fly starting and finishing in the waves. It was fun!  I'd do it again. It was a nice way to say farewell.

Good bye Hattiesburg. Thank you everyone, I'll miss you!