I start my new job!
I can’t believe it. After a 7-year hiatus from traditional work I have accepted a marketing manager position for a national daycare franchise.
Next week at this time I’ll be in an office doing office-y things dressed in office-y clothes.
(Speaking of, I am in desperate need of a shopping trip. I haven’t had to wear “real” clothes in a very long time. Everything in my closet is way out of style and at least a size too small. Unfortunately, shopping is not my thing. I’ve just never been a fashion girl. Give me comfy sweats and a hoodie and I’m good, but that’s not why I’m blogging today,)
I’m going back to WORK ya’ll!
I’m a bag of mixed emotions.
For starters I’m ecstatic. I’ve been applying to positions for over a year now with little or no response. I was really starting to get worried I made myself unmarketable by pursuing the whole blogging/self-employment thing.
My excitement, however, is paired with nervousness. Even though I’ve worked consistently the past 7 years that work has been flexible and on my terms. Now I’ll be stuck in an office most of the day. The family is going to go through quite an adjustment and it does worry me.
That said, I’m ready to welcome back the structure of a full-time job. I’m looking forward to having co-workers and feeling productive again. I’m too much of a people person to continue working alone. I can’t wait to be on a team again.
I’m intrigued by the work as well. I’m embarking on a whole new career path. In the past I’ve always done technical work. I built websites, developed multimedia projects and taught technology at a community college. Now I’ll be diving into the world of marketing. As I said, I’m intrigued but it’s definitely a nudge outside my comfort zone, which — you guys know me — is right up my alley. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
This morning was a little bittersweet as I taught my last Fit Club class.
The elementary school gym teacher and I started this club last year. One day a week we’d bring the kids through some fun workouts.
Thankfully I’ll still be able to keep my morning workout routine. Getting myself used to working out first thing in the morning was probably the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to give it up. At least I can’t imagine myself doing so. I’m on like a 6-year streak of a.m. workouts!
I’m not sure I’ll be able to blog again before I start but I will definitely be back to share how the transition goes. You may think I’m crazy but I’m looking forward to the challenge of juggling everything. I think I thrive off problem solving. Is that weird?