Jump, jump, jump!

Well. It’s done.

I jumped into my first day at the new gig and guess what?

I freakin’ LOVED IT!!!!

It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for: That dare to be great moment, career-wise.

Feeling inspired and passionate again about what I do for a living (PR for those of you who don’t know).

Feeling challenged.

Feeling uncomfortable (but in the best possible way).

I won’t lie – I was very nervous this morning, and even had to nix my planned AM workout due to lack of sleep the night prior (don’t worry – I got that STS workout in tonight, instead). But, once I arrived, I felt welcomed with such open arms that the nerves instantly passed and I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt that this was the right career move. Because, let’s be honest here, even though I was all gung-ho about the new gig, a teensy-weensy piece of me wondered if I’d show up on day #1 and realize that it was the wrong decision.

Phew. It wasn’t.

It’s like a huge, gigantic weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I now know that I’m just where I’m meant to be. I’m blooming right where I’ve been planted (Ah, Joel Osteen messages never get old, do they??). And I’m psyched.

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Couple notes to self on the new gig, however:

  • Working out in the AM is going to have be a priority vs. extra sleep…my commute is significantly longer so even with less than normal traffic today (some companies used today as a holiday), I’m still home later than usual. Which means practically keeling over during my workout tonight from hunger pangs. Lesson learned, indeed. Keep those PM workouts to a minimum, or at least to something “doable” after dinner (like Core Fusion). Good thing I’m naturally an AM workout fiend usually, anyway.
  • Carrying around TWO blackberries (vs one) is gonna be interesting. I either need to suck it up and cancel my personal blackberry service or I need a larger purse or bag to fit both into neatly. I’m thinking I may need to make a little splurge once I get my new paycheck…are ya with me on that one??
  • I’m gonna need a personal GPS to wander the new hallways without getting ridiculously lost. It’s like a giant maze. Good thing I at least know where the bathroom and kitchenette are located. That’s all I need the first week at least anyway, right? πŸ˜‰

 

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21 thoughts on “Jump, jump, jump!

  1. i’m so glad to hear your first day went well. i seriously thought about you all day. and you’ve inspired me. i’ve spent the past 3 yrs in an unhappy professional situation, not doing anything about it because it would be uncomfortable. but now i’m willing too…we’ll see what happens!

    and carrying 2 cell phones isn’t too bad. but after 3 yrs, i still have no idea how to use my blackberry…LOL

    • It REALLY is, I am SO glad I took the plunge, even though it’s scary and uncomfortable and I wish I could fast forward like three months. But all in good time, right? πŸ˜‰

  2. Yeah so delighted your new job is going well so far. Good idea to do your workouts in the morning, that’s what I do, I’ve got into a pattern of it now and know that I always have the evenings free to meet up with friends, chill etc. Yep I know what it’s like to have two phones, I have my own one (not a blackberry though) and a work one, I just keep them in separate areas in my bag. Great excuse for you to buy a new bag!

  3. Yesssssss! I’m SO glad it went well. I was thinking about you yesterday. I am SO the same way – getting nervous to start new things and all. In fact, I get butterflies thinking about starting a new job, too. BUT we are strong ladies and can handle anything, right?!!! And it will only get better for you from this point out. πŸ™‚

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