“The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life–or at least, shoved up so hard against someone else’s life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window–is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.” ~ Jojo Moyes, Me Before You.
Change can be hard sometimes. Whether we are excited about it or not, change switches up our usual routine with the usual people, and that makes us, (or at least me), sad and uncomfortable. In December I graduated college with a degree in Communication Studies, and so the obvious next step was job hunting.
I am currently an Administrative Specialist at a company near where I live. I started there in November 2016 as their receptionist and slowly grew in that role. As a college student who needed a full time position that would be flexible with my schedule, it was the perfect fit. I could work on homework at the front desk, and I was able to try new things and grow in a professional setting.
When I started, I never expected to make friends with the people I worked with. At the age of 22, I was the baby of the office. Most of the people here are above the age of 35 and have families. However, the people here took me under their wing and I have bonded with so many people. The joy of working at the front desk is that people are always stopping to talk to you about their day or their life, so you get to know everyone pretty quickly. This place has become my little work family and it has been so fun to do work events and special office days with these weird but awesome people.
Well after 6 months of job hunting, today is my last day here because starting Monday morning, I will be working at an engineering firm near my apartment as a Marketing Coordinator for their Ohio office. It is a bitter-sweet move. I am excited to begin this new, crazy journey of traveling for work and having a “Big Girl Job”, but I am also sad to leave my little work family behind that I have been with for 2 years.
I hope that you as my readers will enjoy hearing about the growing pains of starting this new position. My plan is to share my journey and learning how to tackle this new journey before me.
I am a softy, so I am sure there will be a few tears shed today at work, though my goal is to save them until the end of the day! Remember, change can be tough, but if you never do something new, who knows what blessings or relationships you might miss out on.