Last Friday was my last day at my current job. To be perfectly honest, when I started this job I knew it wasn't the right fit. Of course, it's hard to pinpoint a “dream” job but I just felt I wasn't getting to exercise my creative muscle as much as I wanted to.
So, I started looking for jobs. I took my time, really only applying to places I really felt that I would excel, learn, and grow.
I interviewed a few times but didn't really find anything that stuck. Then, a few weeks ago, I found it. I was excited to apply. I was excited to interview.
I got the job.
I was terrified. How can I be sure? What if I don't like it? What if I don't know what I'm doing? What if I screw up?
I took my time to make sure it was right fit for me. Had a few sleepless nights, and then decided to go for it.
I then put in my two weeks notice.
A few days later, still at my current company, I could tell something was wrong. Last Friday many of my coworkers were laid off. People I have trained and worked with. All gone. Boxes were laid out and they all left, many teary eyed and exited the building.
I'm sure many more were much more affected than I was, I knew I was leaving, and on my own terms. But I sat there, wide eyed, wondering why we put so much time and effort into something that can seem so fleeting.
When I put in my two weeks I had no idea this was going to happen, it's almost like my subconscious knew. Like I had a 6th sense (or like in Mean Girls, it's like I have ESPN or something.)
But about my new job, I will be working mainly from home as a social media and marketing analyst. It's for a small company here in Dallas and I will also be attending some events.
I can't tell you how excited I am. First and foremost I really get to be creative. I am nervous to put myself out there in this way, but after a degree in public relations and various jobs circling this type of work, I'm excited to head in the right direction. It's a dream for me to work from home and to hopefully make a difference with my work.
I'm excited and nervous. I hope you will all join me in this journey!
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