Do you remember this summer where I was just praying and hoping for a job in PR in Oklahoma City? Well, I have moved to another agency to work in marketing and I am SO excited. (Prayers for the new journey are much appreciated.) Which makes today’s post a little ironic…
Let’s talk fashion first. I much prefer a conservative outfit, especially for an office party. I think being a little festive and still professional is the best way to go. Of course this depends on your office. This one works for mine! A staple skirt is always easy when paired with a sweater. I tend to wear some variation of this outfit during the week, but wearing a fun pair of earrings and some classic pumps makes it much more fun. If I were to wear this to my work holiday party, I would grab a black clutch and call it a day!
Now to what you’ve been waiting for (I’m assuming). Quitting a job is never a fun thing. But the two biggest lessons I learned from this experience is that the value of grace and professionalism can never be underestimated, and you can only control how you act so act in a way that makes you proud.
Throughout this whole process, which really only occurred over days, I was constantly praying for my actions to make God proud. I wanted them to see the God I belong to. Like John 13:35 says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” When we could be defiant, angry or any other emotion we could feel in this situation, we should love instead.
In the midst of this experience, I’m reminded how lucky I am that God gave me the parents He did. They did nothing but encourage me and give me such sound advice as I ventured into the working world. Maybe one day I’ll give you better advice when it comes to quitting your first salary job for another, but today I want to just say thank you to my mom and dad for being who they are.
They are risk-takers, faithful, loving, passionate, wise and the best team in the world. I pray that one day I have a partnership like they do. They started a business when the “smart” choice was to take the safe job to feed their two little kids. Growing up, they made life fun, adventurous and magical. Little did I know the absolute grind they were on to make their business the best it could be. They helped me through struggles as a teenager and guided me and were there to fight battles I deemed too big. This time, though, this was my choice and my battle. Without those years that held other struggles, I don’t know if I could have done what I did.
Mom and Dad: Thank you for being who you are and thank you for loving me the way you do.
God: THANK YOU for giving me the parents you did. That in itself is proof that You are real.
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.