Monday, August 2, 2010

Taking a Leap

You may have noticed I haven't been blogging much lately.

It's not because there isn't a lot going on - there is - but most of it has to do with me, and this blog is really about my kids.

In a nutshell, I am leaving the company I have been with for eight years and taking a leap.

I have accepted an exciting new job. It is a big step up for me. Not a step I can't handle (because after a rigorous interview process I have convinced the company's executives and myself that I can do this) but a reach, a challenge. Something my current job has never really been. It will give me professional opportunities that I would never get at my current organization and the location will give our family new opportunities.

This whole process has been very emotional. While I am very excited for my job - and totally stoked to be kissing off my commute - I am really sad to say goodbye to my friends. I started this job a month before the Hoos and I got married. To say my life is a bit different now than it was in 2002 is an understatement. I have grown and changed alongside an incredible group of women. Women that are so awesome that they are focusing on all of the positive impacts this job will have of my life and not the downside.

When I left my last job, I was angry and unhappy. I wanted my exit to have a lasting impact - to hurt. It didn't. This time around, I want my absence to have no negative impact. I guess I have learned something.


Wenderina said...

Don't give us too much credit. While we are focusing on what a good opportunity this is for you (to your face), behing your back we are having combined panic attacks and temper tantrums thinking of you leaving. Damn girl, you will be very missed. But the important thing is keeping our friendship alive. Of course, my Tues-Thurs lunchtimes are now shot to hell. Thanks for that. The word verification to this post is prophetic.

Robyn said...

Congratulations! I know how exciting AND scary that must be. I'm still looking (no more passively waiting) for my next opportunity.

You're going to be great!!