I truly can’t remember the last time I’ve been so stress free – I love this feeling. Life is all about learning, and I’ve sure done a lot of that over the past two years. I’ve gone from attending law school to taking on internships in the Marketing/PR industry to working as a Marketing Director for a specialty food company.
I often forget that I’m still ‘young’ and I have plenty of time to figure out where I belong in terms of my career path. Luckily, I do feel like marketing and communications is where I belong. At this point, I don’t see myself starting over from scratch like I did when I decided to leave law school. With that said, I’m getting ready to embark on a new opportunity…one that I’m feeling very optimistic about. I left my job of one and a half years on Friday, and I’ll be starting a new ‘career’ on Wednesday. It was time for me to move on – while I did learn much about marketing during my time with the company, I never felt as though I was truly valued. It was what I consider to be a ‘job’…I showed up every day and completed necessary tasks, but there was no passion. I’m looking forward to and hoping to make my new venture a ‘career’…a place where I truly feel part of a team and I feel a sense of pride in my work.
When you’re in college, you dream of graduating and getting a great first job that jump starts your career. That was my dream, too. I realized after several months that it wasn’t going to happen in the situation I was in, so I needed to make a change. To say its been a long time coming would be an understatement, but I’m so grateful to be able to start fresh with a new and promising opportunity. With this new opportunity, I see many great things in our future. Work isn’t my life, but happiness and success in the workplace definitely has an effect on other parts of life. I’m very optimistic about what’s to come!
With my new job comes training, so I get to travel to my new company’s corporate office in Maryland for three weeks to complete my training. I’m not looking forward to leaving my husband and puppy for three weeks, but I’m also really looking forward to learning new things and getting to know more about my new employer. Unfortunately, I’ll miss celebrating my birthday at home, but we’re going to celebrate this upcoming weekend before I leave! My amazing husband also bought me an iPad this past weekend…a combination of a birthday and a ‘Congratulations on the new job’ gift. So far, March is turning out to be a good month!
I mentioned in an earlier post how I had been feeling down and not myself lately, and that was due to my job situation. I can honestly say I feel a world of difference in just the short time since I accepted my new job opportunity! I’ve even been going back to the gym and taking Spin classes – which I haven’t done in over a year. Getting back into this type of routine reminds me of my college days…which really makes me happy. It’s so nice to feel ‘normal’ and I love having a routine! Better days are in my future, I can feel it. 🙂