This morning I wake up in a different world! Over a week ago I was in the busy, frantic office of investment banking and today I enter the world of the “creative visionaries and digital design specialists” at 29studios
My challenges? To manage the office, to learn what they do, reacquaint myself with a MacBook and embrace a brand new culture and way of working. All of which I am so looking forward to!
When you make any change to your life you cause a whole heap of ripples in the pond. It often does not just affect you, those around you have to embrace it as well. Whether it is the fact that you keep grinning like an idiot because you have got your dream job or that your hours change and adjustments need to be made, the effect is felt by others. I didn’t realise the effect my making a change would have on others who read my Blog or follow my Gin or Gym Facebook page A few have asked why I made this change and as I said previously, some of the reasons are personal and not for publication (none related to my previous employer) but if I am honest there are some main ones …
- A friend said to me one day that if she could she would employ me because of the skills I had. I asked her what they were and she listed off abilities I never even thought of.
- I have so many great influences in my life, friends who stand up for their political beliefs, family members who are battling cancer, and others who are so true to what they want to do, they set up their own companies
- I know a few young people who set themselves a goal and reached for it under tremendous pressure
I looked at all these influences and thought what can I take from each of these and move forward, cause the pond to ripple and see whether I can swim. Well today I am diving in at 9am on my first day, not in a new job but in a new chapter with the #29ERs, I have met the team and spent time in the office and cannot wait to get started.
So it maybe a new chapter with a new haircut and a new MacBook but this is the real me and #IlovewhatIamdoing