career, lifestyle

My Next Chapter.

Well, this wasn’t a post I had scheduled to write. I didn’t think I would ever share this but for some reason it feels right now. I’ve been keeping quite a big secret, in January I found out I was at risk of redundancy (incase you don’t know, I blog mostly as a hobby and work full time as a social media manager). Previously when I heard of people being made redundant I pictured huge businesses that went bust, I know it’s not something people think about on a regular occasion, but never in a million years did I think that one day it would happen to me… Pretty naive and uneducated about it all to be honest.

Over the past few months by head has been all over the place. I’ve considered everything, going full time with my blog, working part time on my blog, part time somewhere else. Literally every option I could have took, I’ve considered it. For me that was the most frustrating part of it all, not knowing what was next, the fear of the unknown and change that I ‘might’ not like. I cried, spent hours looking for jobs with nothing that got me excited. It was a constant battle of shit, what do I do? No gut feeling about what was right and just having to plod along and see what happened…

“Even a negative situation causes us to grow. That means everything is ultimately of our own good.”

Having said all of that, I tried my absolute best to not be a negative nancy, I’ve never searched through Pinterest for positive quotes so much in all my life. The whole thing has just reinforced how important it is to look at everything that’s going good, and focus on that. I’m not going to sit here and list them, but really I’ve got so much to be grateful for, regardless of whether my job is at risk or not.

3 months on, after being pushed out of my comfort zone without warning, it’s lead me to get a job as a Digital Marketing Executive at an agency, honestly, it’s the dream job, one that gets me really excited and gives me a gut feeling that it’s the right move. I’ve been able to take a big career move earlier than I thought possible. I have no idea what the next chapter will bring, but I’m not worried, I’m excited, as scary as change feels at first, ultimately it can always be turned into a positive.

I hope if you’re in a similar situation or have a career change coming up that this is helpful in some way. It’s not easy, but you never know what’s around the corner, and it might actually turn out to be a good thing…

Here’s to whatever comes next!

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30 Comments

    Sophie

    March 12, 2019Reply

    Congratulations on the new job! So sorry you had to go through such a tough time it sounds like you did amazingly! Xxx

    http://www.sophielaura.co.uk

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you Sophie, definitely worth it in the end!

    Georgia

    March 13, 2019Reply

    This is amazing! Good for you! I graduated from university last June and since then I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do career wise, and I can totally understand not feeling excited about anything. I spend hours a week combing through job postings having a tough time imagining myself in any of the jobs I see. I hope that something similar happens for me. Everything happens for a reason, as they say! This has been really inspiring. Thank you.

    -Georgia | http://www.thestatesofgeorgia.com

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you for your comment Georgia! I hope so too, for me experimenting with different job roles definitely helped me find what it is I enjoy most. I’m sure you will find what you’re looking for! x

    Teresa

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Congratulations on the new position and the exciting times ahead!
    I know exactly how you felt those couple months and it’s bloody tough, takes a lot of energy, and it can be hard to turn you thoughts around and focus only on the positives. But you did it! 🙂 x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you! Definitely, I’m so excited. Really appreciate your comment x

    Lauren Victoria

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Congrats on your new job! I really hope it goes well. Change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing after all x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thanks so much, agreed, it’s worked out well!

    Stephanie

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Congratulations Jodie! You’re going to be amazing! I truly believe everything happens for a reason and that everything will work out in the end! I’ve struggled with chronic illness for 3 years, losing my job 2 years ago. It has totally turned my life upside down, but I’m looking at it as positively as possible – there must be a reason for pushing me down another path, I just don’t know what it is yet 😊

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Aw Stephanie, thank you so very much! So sorry to hear you lost your job, try to stay positive, you will find your way! x

    Jess

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Whilst it is gutting you got made redundant, how exciting you have a brand new job!

    Good luck! I will have everything crossed.

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you Jess, summed it up completely 🙂

    Diana

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Wow, good for you Jodie! Life changing moments like this are scary, but often they lead to good. I’ve found my career as a teacher, but it took me many years, many jobs, and many moves to figure it all out. One step at a time! Good luck with your dream job xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thanks so much Diana. So glad to hear you’ve found something you love and enjoy, I guess the journey to get there is all part of it x

    Mariya

    March 13, 2019Reply

    Congrats on your dream job!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you! x

    Danielle Alexa

    March 13, 2019Reply

    This was such a great blog post and you look amazing sweetie!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

      Jodie

      March 13, 2019Reply

      Thank you so much Danielle, really appreciate it!

    Jessie

    March 14, 2019Reply

    Yay! That’s such great news and it seems like your negative situation almost forced you out of your comfort zone and into a whole new job and career development. I’m currently going through a similar thing – I want a change and am forcing myself to take new steps, which is scary. This has given me hope, so thank you! xx

    Jessie | jessie-ann.co.uk

      Jodie

      March 19, 2019Reply

      Thank you so much Jessie! So glad to hear that, if you want a change and really know it then it’s so worth it, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, everything works out in the end 🙂

    Lisa Autumn

    March 14, 2019Reply

    Congratulations girl! SO proud of you!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

      Jodie

      March 19, 2019Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa!

    Dorie

    March 18, 2019Reply

    Your pictures are great and o is your story. I am going through something similar, so thanks for sharing 🙂
    Greetings from Vienna
    Dorie from http://www.thedorie.com

      Jodie

      March 19, 2019Reply

      Thank you Dorrie x

    Charlotte Lane

    March 19, 2019Reply

    I am such a firm believer that ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’. I was made redundant in November last year, I started my new job two weeks ago and I feel so much happier. It’s definitely really shit and upsetting at the time and really unsettling too – especially when you know that you have things to pay for. Congratulations on the new job, that’s absolutely amazing and it’s really great that you enjoy it 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

      Jodie

      March 27, 2019Reply

      Me too Charlotte, I couldn’t agree more! So glad to hear you’re happy in your new job. Thank you so much x

    Claire

    March 21, 2019Reply

    Congratulations on your new job, I’m so pleased that it all worked out for you! x

    Claire | rose-tinted.com

      Jodie

      March 22, 2019Reply

      Thank you Claire!

    Jasmine

    March 29, 2019Reply

    I can’t imagine how stressful being made redundant must be! Especially as a younger person where the package isn’t going to pay off your mortgage, like it might for people who are let go later in life. However I guess on the flip side, still being young means you’re more open to new opportunities. Congratulations on the new job and for coming back stronger 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

      Jodie

      March 30, 2019Reply

      Oh it’s awful, it really took me by surprise! Thank you Jasmine, it’s managed to take me to my next career step much sooner than I thought!

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