It’s only 18 days into the New Year, and I am landing a new job! A job that didn’t exist until this year.
I start over 2/3. Wow. Immensely grateful for this opportunity!
Excited. Nervous. Relaxed.
Being in the same job for the last nine+ years, this is quite the switch for me. Turns out that growing roots does not become me.
As Martha Beck said to me>>I am living in a dead square 4 as far as career goes. Yep.
Yeah but, I liked my secure comfort zone.
Though, after writing the first half of my book in November, I’m not sure what that zone looks like anymore.
Evidence #1: Adopted a three-legged cat when I said I was over cats. Cat preceded November, but still abnormal behavior.
Evidence #2: Dyed my blond locks mahogany dark brown four weeks ago. Just because. Turns out it’s my natural color. The only roots showing up are a dusting of arctic highlights and some old blonde wanting to poke through, but failing.
Evidence #3: Willingness to take a pay cut, lose the title, office, and my car. For the NEW job. Just because it’s new and exciting. And in an area that I’m passionate to learn more. Do more. Serve more. Create more.
Change = good.
Feels right. Fulfilling. Expansive.
About time. And in the department that I listed on my career development box for my annual performance plan. For the last five years. Er. I gotta up my LOA skills. 😉
CRM/Marketing. Website development. Maintenance. eCommerce. Training. Support. Tracking.
New cohort. 100% female.
Check in on 2/8 after adding 10K more words to my novel and surviving week one on the job.
Do you hear the whoosh?
I do…and it’s getting louder as I close in on the biggest voluntary career change I have made. EVER.
Completed first draft comes next.