My Good News

I have never in my life been able to say that I truly love my job. 

Sure I love numbers and am good at accounting and taxes, but the whole corporate environment I have been in, I have never really enjoyed.  I often have felt like I didn’t really fit in, and most definitely was not fulfilled.

That is until now.

Last Friday I put in my notice at my current job.  But not just for any job, for the job I never thought it was going to be possible for me to find. 

…A job that I want to scream from the rooftops about. 
…A job that is doing what I do best with numbers but…
…A job that is working for a company that makes a product that I truly love and
…A job that is working for a company that backs, and is based on, the values and lifestyle that are so incredibly important to me. 

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In less than a month I will be going to work at Clif Bar and I couldn’t be any more thrilled! 

The smile hasn’t left my face since the day I got the phone call, and although there are some things that are hard to say goodbye to at my old job, I don’t think I could have hand picked a job that is more suited for me than this one.  It is combining my two worlds, taking all of my passions, and putting it all into one.  It’s a dream place for an active person to work and a dream come true for me.  To say I am excited is an understatement!

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100 Responses to My Good News

  1. RunningLaur August 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    YAY!!!!! Congratulations!!!

  2. Marisa Olsen August 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Congrats! That’s awesome!!

  3. Jamie August 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Awesome! Not many people can combine their loves into a career. Congrats!

  4. jeff posner August 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Good for you!!! team cliff bar here we come!

  5. heather August 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Congratulations, that’s awesome!

  6. Amanda August 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Congratulations! That is amazing!

  7. Jamie August 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Congrats! I really love your blog, and I am so happy for your success. I think the best thing we can offer to the world is to do what we love. Enjoy!

  8. Katherine August 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m so thrilled for you. I hope you’re able to share more about your new job and the awesomeness that is working for a company you truly love. Congratulations, Aron!

  9. Alison Gittelman August 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Woo-hoo! I LOVE Clif! Congratulations. It’s so amazing when you can combine what you’re good at AND what you love. Good luck! (Try not to eat too many Clif bars at work!)

  10. RunToTheFinish August 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    i can’t even put in to words how excited i am for you!!! i used to dearly love my job, but that has changed and I am really trying to find my right place…this gives me super duper hope!!

  11. Alex August 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Congratulations, Aron! This is beyond exciting and is so perfect for you! I cannot wait to read more about your new job when you start.

  12. Lisa Fine August 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Congratulations! What a perfect fit for you. I’m so glad you’re able to work for a company you truly love. :)

  13. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy August 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    AH!!! That is so exciting, Aron! I remember reading a few years ago about how forward thinking Clif Bar was as an employer as far as workout classes/gym/daycare on site. I think I’m remembering correctly. ANyway, so excited that you found a fulfilling job and exciting company to work for!

    • Aron August 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

      You are definitely remembering correctly :)

  14. Jess August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    SO exciting! Congrats on your dream job!

  15. Ingrid August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! This is marvelous news. Congratulations. What an awesome victory as a professional and as an athlete!

  16. Nelly August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    At first I thought that you were going to say that you were going to work as a running coach, but working for Clif bar sounds awesome! And rest assured that I’ve been supporting your company forever with their products, I think they make the tastiest energy bars out there, haha

    Glad that you found what seems like your work passion!

  17. Celia August 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    That is awesome!! Congrats! So amazing to combine your passions with your work!

  18. katie August 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    I’m so SO excited for you!

  19. Shut Up and Run August 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    What a perfect fit for you!!! Congrats!

  20. Sesa August 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Congratulations! This does seem like the perfect employer for you.

  21. Kristen (inspiredbydooce) August 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #


  22. Laura August 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm #


  23. k August 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    yay! congrats! that is very very exciting!

  24. Shannon @ Mon Amour August 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Congrats! What will you be doing for Clif?

  25. Jeanette K. August 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Congrats! I absolutely love Zbars :)

  26. Laurie August 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    That is super exciting! I love Clif Bar! That is way cool that you can work for a company that you love. Congratulations!!

  27. Kelly August 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    that is amazing!! Huge congrats on the new job and finding something that truly fits you :)

  28. lindsay August 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    woo hoo!!!!!!!!! i am so happy and excited for you!! you and chris, taking these leaps of faith :)


  29. margot @ fasterbunny August 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Holy cow congrats. Clif Bar, next to Nike, is my dream company. I can’t wait to hear about it and life vicariously through you!!

  30. Ashley August 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    MAZEL TOV!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!

    Does this mean there’s going to be more Clif giveaways? :)

  31. Shortskirts August 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Congrats. I love Cliff bar their products totally rock. That’s so awesome that you are going to work with them!

  32. Madison August 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    This is such an amazing job opportunity! Congrats! I love Clif bars!

  33. Angela @ SF Road Warrior August 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    YAY!! Congratulations, Aron! :D

  34. Lisa August 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    great news. enjoy your new job!

  35. Ida August 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    How awesome!!

  36. Fair Weather Runner August 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    That is SOOOOO incredibly exciting. Good for you! CONGRATS!! What an amazing year you’re having so far.

  37. Run the long road August 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Awesome!! Congrats!

  38. Kim August 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    So exciting!!!!!!! I really hope this happens for me some day :)

  39. Kristine @ Running On Hungry August 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    CONGRATS!!! :) Such an awesome company to work for! Clif Family Wine (Climber Red and White) is DELICIOUS too… definitely check it out!

  40. Bonnie August 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    WOW! So exciting, Aron! What an incredible company to be working for…can’t wait to hear more specifically about what you’ll be doing with them in your new role! Congrats. :D

  41. Nicole August 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    congrats aron! thats great news!

  42. Anita August 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Congratulations! It’s so inspiring when you hear about someone finding a dream job that connects to their passion. I really love your blog and I love ZBars, so it sounds like a winning combination to me!

  43. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair August 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    SO excited for you Aron! What an amazing opportunity for you! I can’t wait to hear more about it :-)

  44. Sarah August 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    AAAAhhh! Congrats! I am so jealous, and I want to hear more about it (whatever you can comfortably post, of course)! I am having similar thoughts about corporate life and my own career path…so happy to hear a good story where someone can do what they love!

  45. Lisa August 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    That’s fabulous!!!!

  46. Ana-Maria August 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Awesome Aron! Thrilled for you!

  47. Page August 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    You know this, but I am so frickin’ excited for you! CONGRATS!

  48. Chris August 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    congrats, that is great news!! love me some clif bar!!

  49. Morgan August 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Congrats again chica! You SO own this job! :)

  50. Jaime August 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Congrats again! (I sent you an email too). Now you will finally know why there is only one f in Clif.

  51. Terri August 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Congrats!!! How awesome is that.

  52. sarah (the SHU box) August 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    YAYYYYY!! that sounds like a fantastic place to work. congrats, aron!

  53. Aysha August 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Woohoo! Congrats Aron :)

  54. Samantha August 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    yay! Congrats Aron! It is miserable being in the wrong job/position/organization–I hope you find fulfillment & fun with Clif Bar. Love those things :)

  55. shelby August 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    That is awesome! Congrats!

  56. Michelle August 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Woo-hoo! Congrats :)

  57. Lee August 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    How cool! Congrats!

  58. Zoe August 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    That’s FANTASTIC! Congrats! And yeah, I may be a bit jealous… ;)

  59. Debbie August 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    To have a chance at a dream job, what a great thing for you!! Congrats!!

  60. onelittletrigirl August 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Tell me more! What is the job?

    So exciting, congrats!!

  61. Mica August 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Wow, that’s super exciting! Congratulations!!

  62. Jenn August 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Yay! Nothing better than doing a job you love! I LOVE Clif products!

  63. RoseRunner August 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    oh boy. My jealousy is going to make me EXPLODE! I’m so happy for you, and seriously envious, I know that’s not the best trait to have but man oh man, I know working there is supposed to be an athlete’s dream job.

    How long had you been thinking about looking for another job? Or did someone approach you about the position? BYE TAXES!

  64. Meghan August 10, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    Congratulations! I just read somewhere that they are one of the best companies to work for!

  65. J August 10, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    Congrats! That is so awesome!!

  66. Laura August 10, 2011 at 4:35 am #

    CONGRATS!!! Sounds like an amazing opportunity.

  67. Amanda @Fancyoatmealblog August 10, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    That is SOOOOO exciting! Congrats! I hope that you find the job satisfacation that you’re looking for and deserve! Did you get them to write a “unlimited bowl of product” clause into your contract????

  68. Denise August 10, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    congrats!!! such great news!!

  69. Jamie in Arkansas August 10, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    CONGRATS! Does this mean there are Clif Bar giveaways in our future?? :)
    So happy for you.

  70. Jessica August 10, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    Congrats, Aron! That sounds like an amazing job:)

  71. marlene August 10, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    SO FREAKING AWESOME! Congrats again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Felice August 10, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! That is wonderful news!

  73. Monika August 10, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    Congratulations Aron! :) How fun! I’ve fantasized a few times about working at which is up the road from me since I know several people there and it sounds like such a fun, healthy lifestyle place to work! My work experience is with doctors not athletes though, but I can live vicariously through my friends who work there and get to workout during the day and get days off to volunteer etc. ;o) The Luna brand of Cliff supports Girls on the Run!

  74. Corey @ the runner's cookie August 10, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Congratulations, Aron!! This is such amazing news! Seems like a perfect job for you, and your enthusiasm and persistence and love for all things fitness-related will definitely serve you well. Can’t wait to hear about it and am so happy for you!

  75. kristen August 10, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Congratulations girl! Very excited. Hopefully a follow up post on what your going to be doing with them? Inquiring minds need to know!

  76. Susan - Nurse on the Run August 10, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    Congrats Aron, that’s sooooo amazing! Definitely a dream job…I saw some of those perks and I’m jealous!

  77. Katie August 10, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    Congrats! That is SOOO exciting!!!!

  78. Becky @ cityrunnergirl August 10, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    OMG! I am so happy for you but so very jealous as well! You’ve been hired at my my dream company! Clif Bar is amazing and I love their philosphy and of course, their products.

    Good Luck with Everything!!

  79. amy August 10, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Congrats! This is fantastic.

  80. michele August 10, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    That is awesome!! Congrats! Will you still be working with numbers?

  81. Jill Will Run August 10, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    So very cool! Congratulations!

  82. Susan August 10, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    YAY, Aron!!!! You and Clif, what a great match!!! Congratulations!!!! :-)

  83. Stephanie August 10, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Congrats that is sooo cool! What will you be doing? If I were you, I would be living off luna bars from now on, i love those things

  84. Marilynn August 10, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Absolutely positively AMAZING!!!!

  85. Lauren / merrymishaps August 10, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I’m so excited for you!
    (I love Zbars)

  86. Heather @ Dietitian on the Run August 10, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Congrats, Aron!!! When all of your passions combine, it is such a kickass feeling :) this has been a huge year for you – keep it going!

  87. PJ August 10, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Congrats! You are the 2nd person I’ve heard recently leaving the corporate world, to work at a dream job. I hope it’s a great move.

  88. Holly August 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    OOOOO- so excited for you and also a little (ok alot) jealous! that’s fantastic! congrats aron!

  89. Alyssa August 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    LUCKY! :) :) :) :) :) congrats!!!!!

  90. RunEatRepeat August 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm #


  91. Elise August 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    congrats! thats SO exciting!

  92. Demi (Rio) August 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Congratulations, Aron! How exciting!!!!

  93. Marie @ Chocolate and Wine August 11, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Congrats!!! I love ClifBar!! That’s so awesome for you!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  94. Jo Lynn August 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    You and clif is like me and REI. Every feeling you have for them, I have for REI. You will be so happy there. I’ve never been happier at any job in my entire life. Best of luck to you honey. :)

  95. Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run August 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    That is amaaaazing!! Congratulations. It sounds like a dream job. Good for you!!

  96. Amy August 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I am so happy for you!!! Congrats!! Soon you will both be working at your dream jobs, yay!!

  97. Michelle August 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Congratulations, that is absolutely fantastic!


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