I’m not someone who does a life update as such…I would even consider myself as quite a private person but since there are two major things we spend a lot of hours doing in our life – working and sleeping, I thought I could at least update you with one of those things.
As you may know from one of my recent posts, I have a new job that I will be starting in June! It has been a bit of a struggle to find new direction – tough even so I’m happy to be able to move forward and take a plan B. It was quite the challenge for sure and through it, I faced some of my fears which actually were not so fearful. Even now, I haven’t quite processed the news but I’m sure once I start, it’ll be quite the journey.
There is a 4-week induction period and overall, a 6-month probation. This is all very new territory to me so I’m not quite sure what to expect. On interview day though, I got to experience the company culture and shadow some of the workers and honestly, it took me by surprise because I enjoyed it a lot. I was facing my worst fear of career change and rejection but I managed to go through it all. Your girl is actually stronger than she thinks. She’s embracing all the change that’s about to happen. I just need to remind myself to breathe, that’s all.
If you couldn’t tell from my current profile, I graduated from Fashion Design. My new job will have nothing to do with the fashion industry and if you can imagine, it was quite difficult to make that decision but one that didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. It is probably baffling to hear though and I totally get that. One thing I will say though is that I don’t regret at all studying what I studied. Actually, I am eternally grateful for the experience because in the wider context, I don’t think I would’ve found out as much as I did without it but that’s all for another post to uncover.
For a long time, I kept some of my options closed and I think that can be one of the most self-limiting things you can ever do to yourself especially when and if things are not working out like you planned. A job today in the UK is a prized possession wouldn’t you know? The economic climate is not looking bright and with Brexit truly finalising, the future is looking uncertain for most. Sometimes my eldest brother jokes and wonders if there will be any pension left for us.
Did I sell myself out for a stable job? Maybe – though I wouldn’t look at it like that. I see so much potential in career progression and maybe now is where it all starts. As it happens, I’ll be moving into the Finance, Insurance and Technology sector. For professional purposes, I will be renaming this blog since it is currently eponymous but of course, I will continue to write the same content that I have been writing.
I’ll also be moving in the coming weeks. Nowhere far actually – just to my brother’s spare room because it is much easier to commute from there to work, but still – how exciting. A new space! I make it sound as though I’m moving to someone’s basement but I promise it’s a great sized room; and the prospect of decorating it later is quite nice too.
So there you go, lesson learnt: do not fear change, it might be for the better!
Thanks for reading! This was rather enjoyable to write.
I still have approximately 3 weeks until I start. I’ll be making the most out of blogging whilst I can since it’s likely that I won’t have time until the weekends to really do it. I’m hoping once it all gets going, I can orchestrate a timetable to satisfy both the working world and blogging world.
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