Life is all about change right? At least it should be or else we are doing something wrong. Anyway, I have some big changes happening and coming up in the near future. A friend of mine reminded me tonight that I had not blogged about my life for a bit, so here I am. I was keeping it all hush hush while some details were worked out but now it is all out in the open so I can blog about it.
Before your mind jumps to conclusions, let me assure you these changes have nothing to do with my love life. Sorry to disappoint, I just didn’t want you to get your hopes up.
The first change I’ll let you in on is that I am moving in August. I’ve made some really good friends where I am living now and there are definitely things I will miss about my current location. I’ve been here nearly 2 years, which would be the record for how long I’ve lived somewhere since leaving for college 8 years ago. But it just feels like it’s time for a change, you know? One of my best friends from high school, Laura, and I will be moving in together, along with another roommate, and it’s going to be so fun. We were roommates two times in college, so we know we’ll have fun and we have complimentary living styles. I’m also excited to move a little closer to work (shorter commute = less gas = less $$ spent. Woohoo!) and I look forward to expanding my social circles. Now we just have to find a place…I should really be more stressed out about this than I currently am. Laura has to be out of her place by the end of August and that’s coming up closer than any of us would like to admit.
Secondly, I have accepted a new position at my work! I will still be at the same company but I will be doing very different roles. Currently I write premium content articles but I will be transitioning in the very near future into 3 different roles:
1) Project Manager for the design team: This will be the biggest of my roles. A bit intimidating but I’m looking forward to it. I can be an organizational freak, so it fits my personality well.
2) Office Manager: I get to do the paper work my boss hates, basically be the HR department – oy! This should be interesting 😉 , help develop an orientation/training for new hires and help with the basic running of the office (aka I don’t really know what else. We’ll figure it out soon haha). The joke this week has actually been “Isn’t that your job now?” as people try to get me to do things around the office. We’ll need to more firmly define my roles soon haha
3) Culture Manager: I get to plan the company parties, make sure everyone’s birthday is celebrated, take and post pictures of all the fun stuff we do on social media and basically make sure our office stays as awesome as it already is, especially as we continue to grow.
I’m really excited to take on these new roles and have a chance to learn and progress. Hopefully I can live up to my bosses’ expectations because they seem a little overly confident in my abilities (yes, Kevin and Todd, I’m looking at you. I know you’re reading this haha). It’s a lot of pressure but I’m up to the challenge and I feel very humbled and grateful to have this opportunity.
The only thing that makes me REALLY REALLY REALLY sad is that these changes come at the same time that my very best work buddy is leaving us for another job. More changes…they can’t all be good, I guess. But really, this is all good because I know she’ll rock at her new job and everything will be great. We’ll just have to make a bigger effort to see each other outside of work since we’re currently used to seeing each other 40+ hours a week. Soooo…maybe this is actually a really healthy change. We were becoming maybe a little too in sync. #stopit
Now on a serious note: Even when change is good and necessary and happy, it can still be difficult. There will be times during all of these changes when I’m sure I will feel overwhelmed, sad or frustrated. How grateful I am to have a solid relationship with my Heavenly Father and to have His Spirit guiding me and helping me to get to this next chapter of my life. Stay tuned for more thoughts on this. Probably soon because I’ve been thinking about this a lot and my posts tend to be word vomits of whatever is in my soul at the moment.
Anyway, that’s all for now 🙂 Life is good! Peace and blessin’s.