Monday, August 10, 2015

new starts

today was a new start.

after 16 years of working for a public agency, i started a new job at a private firm.

it is a huge change, but i am excited about the possibilities of the new role.

making the decision to leave what i have known for a long time was probably one of the - if not the - hardest decisions i have ever made.

to leave the teams and the projects i love, and have dedicated so many years of my life to, was brutally hard.

but it felt like it was time for a change.

so i made the choice and am now heading right into this new adventure.

when i was thinking about whether or not to take the job, i remembered one of my favorite amy poehler quotes. "i believe great people do things before they are ready." i really love the idea of going for things even if you aren't ready. i think that is when the true magic happens.

if i had waited to be ready, there are many things in life i would never have done. jumped off of a really high trapeze platform. rolled out of a perfectly good plan to skydive. lay down quietly while the tattoo artist got the ink gun ready. started training to run a half marathon. and i sure as hell would not have started a year of cancer treatment if i was waiting on being ready for that. the list goes on and on.

so i am going for it, ready or not. i believe that good things will come, and i am excited to see what they look like.

i am also excited to get out of the transition zone i have been living in for the last month. i am really looking forward to feeling like i can get a handle on my own life again and settling into a more regular pace. one that includes times to write in this space. yes to that.

i hope that you all have had a good start to your week. mine was one that i won't forget.

but the great things are never the ones we forget, right?


bring on the new.

as my good friend kerry always says, let's do this.


  1. Good luck with the new job. Sounds exciting.

  2. Can't wait to hear all about it! I bet that last month was tough. Transitions are worse than changes :) I'll be seeing you soon (end of month) to hear it all in person. Bring your new business card (and the Get to Work Book!!!).

  3. Congratulations on your new adventure - they are so lucky to have you!