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An exciting new opportunity

2014-03-11 19.24.50-2The last month has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. I was really scared that it would take me a long time to find a job that I’d be happy with (in my head I was thinking I’d be unemployed until April), but yesterday the right opportunity came along, and I am thrilled to be able to write that I am now employed. :)

My new job is in a completely new industry to me, but it’s with a company that I have admired for years. I respect the work that is being done, and the role I’ll be taking on is somewhat new to the organization. I can see how I would be able to grow with the position, and that’s an exciting thought. The salary range will end up being around the same as what I was making before, so in terms of my goals for the year, those shouldn’t change too much (aside from the few weeks’ salary I lost while without a job).

I am really looking forward to getting back to work. Spending the last 4 weeks by myself during the work week has been a bit lonely, but my support system here in Vancouver is strong. And I made it a point to stay as positive as I could – even when all I wanted to do was stay in bed and mope. So now I’ve got 1.5 weeks just to relax and get ready – not to mention a trip to Portland in just a few days. :)

So thanks for sticking around during the last month. I needed the break from blogging and social media to focus my energy on staying sane and job hunting. But I am back, and with a renewed sense of purpose. And there’s a lot to look forward to. First up is getting my RRSP/TFSA contributions back on track!

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


  1. Woohoo! Congrats Krystal! That’s awesome, I’m so happy for you!

  2. Congrats Krystal. Glad you were quickly able to find a new job and are on track to continue working towards your goals.

    best wishes

  3. Yea! Congrats Krystal, I was reading your updates and I’m glad you’ve found something that fits who you are.

  4. Alicia says:

    Awesome! So glad you had such a quick turnaround :) Good luck with the new company.

  5. justmoe38 says:

    Congratulations on the New job

  6. Trista says:

    Congrats! We knew you wouldn’t be unemployed for long!

  7. Melissa Caba says:

    Congrats on the new job!

  8. Ramona says:

    Great work! Dig in and enjoy the new opportunity.

  9. Cassie says:

    Congratulations Krystal! That’s wonderful to hear :D

  10. Aranka says:

    Congratulations on the new job Krystal and good luck in the new role!

  11. M says:

    Yay congratulations!!! :)

  12. Congratulations!! You will kick butt in your new position.

  13. Congrats on the new position, that didn’t take long at all

  14. Terrific news Krystal! A great relief for you and an exciting new role to look forward to. Congrats!

  15. Congrats on the great news! Hoping your new position makes you very happy!

  16. Congratulations, Krystal. That was quick! :)

  17. Amy says:


  18. Dear Debt says:

    Congrats! This is great news. Just in time — you can think of your unemployment as a small vacation at this point. I live in Portland and recommend Blue Star Donuts, Produce Row, Portland City Grill, Sweet Hereafter, Luc Lac, Blossoming Lotus, for food. Entertainment you could go to the Rose Garden, Saturday Market, see a DJ at Aalto Lounge, go see Darcelle’s drag show, the World Forestry center and more. Coffee, I recommend courier coffee, coava, or water avenue. Fresh pot is good too. I hope you enjoy and hope the weather cooperates. Rimsky Korsakofee House is also really funky and a Portland institution.

  19. Congrats home girl!! Have fun celebrating with Cait I wish I could join!!!

  20. Debt Sux says:

    Congrats! Glad you found one within a month of losing the previous one. I also live in Pdx and the weather here has been nice as of late. I also suggest Blue Star Donuts. They’re really of quality but be warned that they are priced accordingly ($2.50+ each).

  21. Amazing! Very happy for you! :)

  22. Maria says:


  23. Bet Crooks says:

    Very pleased to read this! Enjoy!

  24. omkspeaks says:

    Well done, here’s hoping for a great challenge!

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