I have an announcement.
(When I say this people tend to assume I’m pregnant.. I’m not!)
A few of you already know this and most of you don’t – but I accepted a new job that starts next week. This may come as a shock to a few people, especially considering 6 months ago I left my music industry job to embark on a new adventure.
But three jobs in one year does not mean you’re crazy.
Millennial? Sure. But not crazy.
Over the last few months I’ve had the chance to work with Jeff Goins, who is a brilliant author/blogger/teacher/entrepreneur here in town. I’ve learned a lot about the crazy world of the Internet, and what it really takes to make a living creating content on it.
The job was undoubtedly eye-opening, and the daily tasks were fun.
But for me something has been missing.
I’ve always gone back and forth between being an all out introvert and all out extrovert.
I mean really, Meyers-Briggs doesn’t know what to do with me.
I’m essentially a different person every time I take the test.
But I realized that on work days where I didn’t have real life face-to-face people interaction, I felt like crap. I’ve missed having coworkers that I see everyday. I miss dressing up cute to go into the office. I miss planning office parties. I miss real life meetings where you can make faces at the people you’re talking to. I miss water cooler gossip and hanging out after work.
All that to say, I’ve realized that although I really do love the Internet world and all that it entails – something deep down inside me still wants my career life to remain in the physical realm.
So when an offer comes you take it .
So all that to say, I’ve accepted an offer to work at Lyft, a company that I’ve admired and used for a long time now.
I’ll be a social media support specialist because let’s be honest, I LOVE THE INTERNET. But this time around I’ll get to sit in a room with some cool young cats who are innovating and really trying to change the way society works along the way.
This will be my first time working a job that isn’t straight up 9-5 in about 7 years.
So I’m sure that will be an adjustment, but nothing we can’t figure out.
Three jobs in one year does not mean you’re crazy.
I’m mostly repeating that to convince myself at this point.
I can’t say how things will turn out yet because well, this is all still very new. But I will say this…
The best thing you can do for yourself and for the people around you is to step out and try.
Don’t spend life wondering what you could have done or where you could have ended up.
I could have stayed at my old job forever. I loved the people, and the work was fine.
But I don’t want to not take chances or try new things just because it’s scary and there are factors that remain unknown.
So if you pray, or if you’re just a nice person – maybe think of me as I get started next week. 🙂 And I’ll be cheering y’all on to take YOUR next brave step. Step out and do the thing, whatever that looks like. Rarely will you ever regret the fact that you were brave enough to move.
Peace and Hair Grease,