Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Changes


A couple of weeks ago an opportunity for a new job presented itself out of the blue. I wasn't necessarily looking for a new job, but it was true that my current work-from-home (consulting) position was not providing much real-world interaction. When I read the posted job description, I thought (at the risk of sounding cheesy...) "this was written for me." Without hesitation, I typed up a cover letter and sent it along with my resume and positive thoughts. Hours later I had an interview lined up. I thought about the change I could potentially be making all weekend. My interview was so much fun, and hours later I was offered a position. I was ecstatic! My husband and I took a few days to discuss the opportunity and let the idea of change really sink in. Knowing that I just couldn't pass up the opportunity that was offered to me (it's not often that something so perfect just presents itself to you...) I happily accepted the position and will begin my new venture this Thursday. So, after 6+ years with the same company (and many different roles) I'll be moving on. I'm nervous. I'm excited. I'm anxious. Working from home was great -- I had the freedom to make my own schedule and be with Bean all day, I took days off whenever I needed them, etc. -- but, as I mentioned, the lack of coworkers and interaction was really getting to me. The change in my day to day routine is something I'm really looking forward to. I can't wait to embark on this new adventure!

Have you ever had an "ah ha!" moment when you realized you needed to make a change?

8 comments:

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

So happy to hear that, Jen! When I made a switch to the interior design industry a few months ago, a job presented itself and I had the same feeling as you. It's so wonderful when things fall in to place like that. I can't wait to hear more about your new venture! :)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

So happy to hear that, Jen! When I made a switch to the interior design industry a few months ago, a job presented itself and I had the same feeling as you. It's so wonderful when things fall in to place like that. I can't wait to hear more about your new venture! :)

Tess said...

Jen - many congrats to you! Best of luck in your next move! Also - let me know if your old company is hiring for your old position :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Yay!! I'm so excited about your new adventure and I can't wait to hear all about it! Congratulations!

Amy said...

Congrats! Good luck on your first day. I hope you LOVE it!

Courtney B said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy and excited for you! I wait to hear how you love it once you get started :)

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Exciting times ahead! Congrats Jen!!

Kelly Lawler said...

Just catching up on your blog from the summer - congrats on the new job!!! Hope you're enjoying it as much as you thought you would!