I Got My Dream Job!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, as I really need to watch the latest episode of The Mindy Project. According to my girl Erin, Schmidt’s on it. Like, New Girl’s Schmidt. He’s not playing Schmidt, but the actor Max Greenfield is on The Mindy Project and I’m pumped.

Late last summer, I announced on this blog that I was taking a year to freelance full-time. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make anything of it, but I had to take a shot. Now, just eight months later, I am re-entering the traditional workforce. Kinda.

While my new job is a full-time endeavor with salary and benefits and all that jazz (dream job requirement #1), it’s non-traditional in the sense that I still don’t have to wear pants to work. (I love Chipotle too much to have a stripper’s body, but thankfully that’s not the only pants-less profession.) People who work from home, like me (dream job requirement #2), are lucky enough to not have to wear any specific clothing items. This is made less hot by the fact that showering is also deemed unnecessary on a regular basis.

So thus far we’ve checked off two of my dream job must-haves — the stability of a full-time gig and the flexibility of working from home. Sounds great, right? Well, it gets better. Because it is…drumroll, please…


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I’m a full-time writer. Even if you think “freelancer” is code for “unemployed”, I’m still a writer in your eyes. It’s like, my official title. I’m a legit, honest-to-god writer for a large finance site. It’s been about a week since I accepted the job and I’m still smiling like a dork every time I think about it.

Now onto the other news. Because I’m writing full-time about finance, I’m transitioning away from RDS. I don’t want to give up writing in my free time, but I don’t want to write exclusively about money either. I do want to switch over to a lifestyle-type blog in the near future, but I’m going to take some time off from blogging for now. When I set up a lifestyle site, I’ll write another post here letting you know the URL.

Until then, I’m still available to chat via Twitter and email. I changed my handle to @Erin_Lindsay17, and I’m available at elissa.erin17[at]gmail[dot]com.

It’s been real, you guys. I can honestly say without this blog, I would never have gotten this amazing job. It’s funny, really, how something so small can impact your life in such a big way. I’ve loved chatting with you for the past 12 months (it’s actually RDS’ birthday today!) and I hope we can continue chatting on social media and eventually, my new blog. Thanks for reading.

Tell me something awesome that recently happened in your life! Let’s just celebrate everyone today!

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  1. Ohhh yeah! Congrats Erin.

    I’m super excited too as I start a new job soon (today is my last at my current job) and I’ll get to write about travel and tourism and play in the digital space. DREAMIEST OF DREAMS.

  2. Congrats! This is awesome, but I would be lying if I didn’t say it made me a little sad 🙂 Sounds like the perfect job.

  3. While I’m sad to see you go from this, at least I know you’re not totally leaving the financial realm. Plus, I might actually read a lifestyle blog if it’s something you write.

    I’m so excited for your new job and to start reading all the content!!

    And equally as excited for you to catch up on Mindy Project!

  4. Congratulations!!! I hate that it happened right after your domain renewal but I’m super excited for you and can’t wait to read the new blog when you make your comeback!

  5. I am so proud of you girl. I’ll miss you here, but I’ll follow you wherever you go 🙂 This is such an incredible story and I’m so happy for you!

  6. Congrats on the new job!

  7. Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!! 🙂

  8. Huge congrats! Hope everything works out for you in a big way 😉

  9. Definitely sad to see you transition away from RDS! It’s been fun reading your stuff, but congratulations on the new gig! That sounds amazing.

  10. Congrats on the new job! I will definitely miss your RDS posts but…
    “Where you lead, I will follow. Anywhere that you tell me to.” 😉 Looking forward to the next thing!

  11. That is great news! Congrats!!!

    Yesterday was my blog’s birthday – isn’t it crazy how this “hobby” can change so much?

    As for something awesome that happened in my life? I got engaged last week! 😀

  12. way to go!, that is such exciting news! really sounds like the best of both worlds. can’t wait to follow along

  13. Congrats! If you ever want a change of scenery you can work from my living room. 🙂

  14. Holy cow! Congrats! That’s amazing news and I’m totally looking forward to reading your stuff 🙂

  15. ACK!! So excited, and sad, at the same time! You are such a fun blogger to read so PLEASE DO keep us up to date on the next site! We will miss you!!!!

  16. That is excellent! Congratulations! I actually came over because I couldn’t figure out who this Erin Lindsay person was that I was following and that everyone was congratulating. Good Luck with the full-time dream job 🙂

  17. Congratulations!! It’s so well deserved and I’m so excited for you! Definitely keep us posted on the lifestyle blog, I want to follow along!

  18. Mega-Congrats!

    Oh come on though… Can you not tell us who the new employer is? 🙂

  19. In the words of Gus Portokaulis “why you want to LEAVE me?!” And here I was just waiting with baited breath to see how long it would take before you insert the chocolate-eating GIF from “Frozen” into an RDS post. I, for one, don’t want you to go…
    (Seriously though congrats and good luck with the new adventure!)

  20. Congrats on the writing gig. I just found this blog and have enjoyed reading it.
    Are you going to be writing for Chipotle? 🙂 Seriously, they should be paying you. Now with your new position you won’t have to sweat the $27.62 extra guac charge on the burrito bowls. Long live Chipotle, and congrats again. 🙂

  21. Bittersweet! I’m so happy that you landed a great writing job, but I’m obviously sad that RDS is coming to an end. Please do share the new URL!

  22. I am SO SO SO happy for you Erin, but sad for all of us who loved reading your posts here. I know there are big things ahead for you and I am thrilled that you are creating an amazing life for yourself. I’m definitely Team-Start-Another-Blog, by the way, in case you were taking votes 😉

  23. That’s awesome! Congratulations!! But I am sad to see RDS go 🙂 Good luck with the new gig

  24. AWESOME!!! Congrats, girl!

  25. This is so awesome!! Congratulations am super proud of you 🙂

  26. Congratulations 🙂 Nothing better than getting paid to do what you love.

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