It’s funny how things work out sometimes.
A year ago this week, I left my job and went in search of a new one.
I was optimistic, armed with a strong network of contacts and great experience, and had every reason to believe I’d be back on my feet in no time.
But things didn’t go exactly according to plan. While I was lucky enough to find freelance work (actually, most times it found me), and I enjoyed having time “off” (especially during the summer), the ensuing months were frustrating as job leads didn’t pan out and I intentionally downsized my social life.
All I wanted was something new, and for my life to move forward. Instead, I felt like my life was on hold.
But that’s over now.
That’s right: My last day of work was the last day of March, 2012, and I start the new job on the first day of April, 2013. I will have had exactly one year off.
Kind of poetic, no?
But it gets better.
Despite applying and interviewing elsewhere, in the end, I found almost exactly the kind of job I wanted all along: I’ll be the Senior Content Manager at a startup company (employee #14), helping an up-and-coming brand to identify and tell its story, and I’ll be overseeing and creating the content on the blog, on social media, and on other channels.
As I said … It’s funny how things work out.
I generally try to keep this blog a work-free zone, so I don’t want to mention the company by name. But let me at least say this: I will still be an #emailgeek, and I think that’s pretty darned cool.
I’m feeling very lucky. Also, happy, relieved, and excited.
But most importantly, to quote “February Seven,” the great song by the Avett Brothers that has become something of a theme song for me lately, “I’m rested and I’m ready to begin.” (You can listen to the whole thing below.)
My life begins again on Monday.
It can’t come soon enough.