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New Job Opportunity

This week, after nearly 19 years at IHG, I gave my two-weeks notice. It's probably not a huge secret, but for some time, I haven't been completely content there. I haven't had the opportunities I'd have liked, and I can't seem to crack the management ceiling. And my future there was not going to be looking any brighter.  For months I've been praying and pondering and seeking advice from trusted friends about what to do. 

Eventually though, through a lot of miraculous events, where the hand of the Lord was definitely evident, another opportunity has come along, and I got a fantastic offer to join another company. But even with all the miracles that have occurred, it was an agonizing and stressful decision, and I was really having a hard time making it. On the one hand, it might be good to move on, and on the other, it's the only job I've had since moving to Salt Lake all those years ago.

Finally, last Monday night I went down to visit the good brother and awesome sister-in-law number one, and the kids, where I was able to have a good meal, and a great family home evening. We read the Book of Mormon together, and later my brother gave me a fantastic priesthood blessing. It calmed my nerves, released the tension I was feeling, and helped me get a good night's sleep. Tuesday morning I woke up feeling confident enough to call the recruiter and accept the offer. My last day at IHG is next Friday, then I start my new job at SelectHealth on February 23rd.

I'm still sort of stunned and in shock at all that has taken place. And I get teary thinking of all the colleagues and friends I'll be leaving behind. But I continue to feel that this was the right thing to do. 

I'm sure the next several months will be a challenge as I adjust to and try to become expert at the new job. And although I won't be able to continue to offer the Holiday Inn Friends and Family rate, Tracie's Holladay Inn will still be open for business.


plainoldsarah said…
Very excited for you! Also happy that my family was able to use your f&f discount last week when we went to Florida for a Disney Cruise. Just in time! Thanks for the many discounts over the years. And good luck in the new job! I loved working for ihc back in the day.

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