Monday, August 10, 2015
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.