Today I write as I have officially made a career change. This was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make professionaly. I have been going back and forth with the idea, but didn’t do to much about it. I was in a rut. I loved the company I worked for, I had great benefits, I was comfortable. That was the problem. I was comfortable. I was not doing what I loved, I was not in a position where I wanted to see my career take off. And because of this, I believe I wasn’t giving myself 100% to the company. I will be making a leap into the marketing field. Doing what I love, working with other small businesses to help promote and build their brands through marketing strategies, and growing this site.
I read a book in the beginning of the year, Grace not Perfection by Emily Ley, and in this book it talks about not only knowing the career path you want to take, but the lifestyle you want to go with it. With my 3 year old son, I want to be present. I want to be able to take off on a Wednesday morning for a few hours to go to toddler time at sky zone. I want to be home on Mothers Day. I never want to miss any school functions because I am traveling on business. This is the lifestyle that I have decided is important to me now. This is what I want my career to blend with.
This was the opportunity that I have been waiting for. Everything about this new career path is what I have been looking for. To say that I am excited is an understatement. There were actually a few other interviews that I went on, that went really well, and even after informally being offered a position, it was retracted shortly after. Sometimes God has ways of saying “not yet” or “just wait”. I know that if one of those positions had gone through, I would have accepted those and turned down this. I would have gone with the safer option. I would have most likely been unhappy again, once the honeymoon phase faded, and wanted the freedom of something of my own.
I know that this is not going to be easy, and it is going to be an adjustment for our family. I know that with taking off a Wednesday morning I may have to work a few more hours once Dylan goes to bed. But I am ok with this. The lifestyle that I am looking for is spending more hours at the park and less sitting at a desk because someone made a rule that you have to work 9-5. I am excited for new challenges. I am excited for something new. I am excited to work while Dylan is napping during a long weekend getaway at the beach. I am excited. I know that God has a plan for me, and I believe this is it. So here’s to today, my first official day at my new job.