There’s an interesting process you go through nowadays when you change your life. Over the past few weeks, I’ve carefully updated Facebook, LinkedIn, and my Twitter profile to reflect the change, but I haven’t posted about it here yet. I’ve been working on this post for a while and having trouble figuring out just what to say – it’s a lot easier to change your status on a social media account.
In short: I have a new job! After short-term temping, long-term temping, seasonal retail, permanent part-time retail, full-time temp, part-time temp with part-time permanent, and then two part-time permanent positions, I’m finally in a permanent full-time role: Content & Copywriting Specialist. I sort of feel like I took a wibbly-wobbly Candyland route to professional adulthood, but honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. I picked up a lot of tricks along the way.
Change is scary and weird. For a long time, I couldn’t believe things were actually going to change (really, I still sort of expect to go back to the way things were). But they did – instead of bouncing between Bay View, Waukesha and downtown every day, I go right downtown where I work for a whole eight hours before coming back home. Wow! In a way, things haven’t changed that much – I worked here part time for a year before I came on for realz officially at the beginning of the month, so I know the people, the work, where the lunchroom is.
I miss the old way still. I miss those people, the routine that I knew. But in just the 2.5 weeks I’ve been working full time, I’ve already accomplished so much more than I thought I could, and there’s a ton more on the horizon. I’m really excited for the opportunity that I’ve been given, and I know it’s a great step forward for me. I’d been freaking out a bit (a lot) about not being where I wanted to be careerwise as I approach my 25th birthday this summer. Well, right now I definitely feel like I’m making strides and am in a great position to be in as I enter my second quarter century of life. It’s a good, scary, nerve-wracking, thrilling feeling.