You read that right. I’ve got a new job!
Ok, so you might wonder, what is my old job? I am a Web Analyst (I always think it’s funny that the word anal is in my job title), and I look after one very important internal Drupal based intranet for 30,000 employees. I adore the team I’m on and my boss and I are pretty much inseparable when it comes to work. She’s my ying, I’m her yang. Bread and butter. Salt and pepper. You get the idea. So I’m going to miss her like crazy.
Why would I leave said job you might ask?
For a long long long time, ever since I took said job, I have been wanting staff. (People to learn from, to motivate and grow with, to support and encourage. I also want to branch out and see other parts of our organization.) Not from a corporate position (like where I am now) but more ministerial, more granular as they say in our lingo.
The time has come. I’m nervous, excited, stoked, scared, joyful, overwhelmed, and looking forward to what the future has to hold. I feel like a new kid on the first day of school knowing a handful of people.
Some people have already told me that I have a big role to fill and a big job ahead of me. Some people have told me that they are looking to me for the experience and knowledge that I will bring. I guess that makes me feel wanted. The peeps back in my old stomping ground tell me that there will be big shoes to fill when I leave. So does big shoes equal, big job ahead of me?
I’m hoping so.
Have you ever left the comfort of your job to branch out and try something new? Have you followed your dreams to the point of scaredom? Do you wonder what your professional future holds?