Starting A New Chapter

I have some big news, on April 9th I'll be moving back to Houston, TX, and starting a new chapter in my life. I've been presented with an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in my career, and it's been a very bittersweet decision to make. I guess that's what life's all about right? Taking chances, making choices, and learning along the way.

As excited as I am, I have to admit that I'm also a little sad. NASCAR has been all I've known for my professional life, and it's become a huge part of who I am. I went to North Carolina following my dreams, and I'll forever be grateful for the things I've experienced along the way.

An internship at NASCAR in Charlotte in 2006 gave me my first experience working in an office...
and I got to spend the day at "The King's" house while interning at Richard Petty Motorsports...
I got to work with SPEED...
...and Sprint...
and I've made some friends that I'll have for the rest of my life...love you Ale!...
and KB and J Colby G!
I celebrated TWO birthdays at the NASCAR office...My 23rd...
and 22nd...
and I met the boy who holds my heart at a racetrack when we were 17...
I've gotten to work with some AMAZINGLY TALENTED development drivers...Bryan and Jorge...
and Darrell Wallace Jr...
But my FAVORITE part has been watching the increased Latin American influence in the sport. We had Chino y Nacho perform at a race track...
and I watched 7 Latin Americans race a K&N race in Bristol...
and I helped grow the future fans of our sport through the NASCAR Diversity Internship and Mentorship programs...
So, even though I'm starting the next chapter in my life, this sport is something that will be a part of me forever. I'm so thankful for all the friends I've made, experiences I've had, and lessons I've learned along the way. I have a feeling this isn't a "goodbye" but more of a "see you again one day".
For all you Texas bloggers out there like Meg, Alex, Sara, and Michelle, I'm dying to meet you in person so let's make it happen once I get to H-Town!

19 comments :

Alyx said...

Ah!! Congrats on the new job, Bri. I know it must be something great, because I can see how much you love your current job. So happy for you, and can't wait to hear all about the new adventures!

Cori H. said...

Congrats on your new job! I know it will be hard to leave what you've known for so long, but change can be a great thing. Sounds like you've made some very fun memories. Good luck in Houston! At least there are a ton of great bloggers who live there!

Raquel said...

Congrats girly!! It must be so hard leaving, but you'll do great!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Bri that sounds like an amazing opportunity with many exciting things in store for you. Your love and your passion for your current job really comes through and it looks like you work with a great bunch of people. I hope your new job is just as fun and rewarding, I'm sure it will be <3

bailey j said...

congrats on this amazing new opp! seems like you have been SO successful and fulfilled with your career so far and i expect bigger and better things with your move!! cant wait to read all about it. xx

Marci @ a smile a day said...

Congrats on the job even though I'm sure it's going to be hard to leave where your at. It looks & sounds amazing!! Htown is where it's at though :) haha. What part of Houston are you moving to?

Joshua Avila said...

Congrats Bri! That's a big step that will lead to a plethora of new opportunities. Very excited for you!

Brent said...

Wow that's soo soon! Was hoping this is just an April fools. If not congrats on your new endeavor. It must be an awesome job to leave what you re doing now. Everyone's going to miss you at the track, but I'm sure you'll manage to make it out to a few races ;) Buena Suerte!

Laura said...

How exciting, congratulations!! I can't wait to read all about what's next for you.

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Holly said...

HOe exciting!
Congrats girl!
:)

Holly said...

How***
lol

brynn said...

yay!!

we are totally gonna have to have a meetup!

what part of houston are you moving to?

Nicole Marie said...

congratulations! new chapters can be scary but exciting at the same time! good luck with everything!!

ps. love your blog too!

Kasey Lynne said...

Congratulations on the new job opportunity in Texas! That's going to be exciting!!

Alex said...

YAY!! Tex-Mex and margaritas are in order ASAP!! :)

alicia said...

exciting- congrats to you!!

Alex Butts said...

very exciting! i'm sure you'll love being in houston again!

Empirically Erin said...

Hi Bri, I'm a new reader (just found your blog now through Story of My Life). So happy to see another Latina blogger. There seems to be very few of us. My mom's family is from Mexico City also. Looking forward to learning more about your adventures. Your experience with NASCAR seems awesome.

Take care,

Erin

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