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 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.
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? 😉
Yay! So glad you loved it! Even though there are still some changes to adjust to, that is great news. Very happy for you.
Thank you so much!! I am like GIDDY over here. Such a dork I am 😉
LOL – office buildings are nothing but mazes I swear. So glad you had such an incredible first day. I had a feeling you would though!
Aw thanks friend! I felt those good vibes flowing yesterday!!
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
Ahhh! LOVE that I’ve inspired you to make a change, you SO deserve that!!
Congrats! 🙂 That’s awesome. That feeling of inspiration is so worth it!
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? 😉
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!
I know, the AM workouts are the way to go. Got up and got it done this morning and was relieved when I got home and could relax and enjoy dinner!
Congratulations! I am so glad you took the plunge and are happy with your decision!
Read this last night when I got in and smiled huge! SO happy for you sis, this was indeed the best move for us both!!
YAY for huge smiles!! I’m smiling huge for you today!! You rocked your first day (from what I can tell so far) – weeee!
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. 🙂
Hey, if I can do this, YOU can certainly do this too my dear! I say, take the plunge, take it!!!
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