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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