Good morning, everyone. Happy Monday. It’s a new season as Spring rolls in and today I start my new job.
You are probably well aware that I left my job in retail in December to look for something more closely related to my degree and my interests. What I learned in retail was that it was not for me. I gained so many skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership but it was time for me to move on.
Leaving was a huge risk.
All I had was some savings and an idea of what kind of job I wanted. That was it. No interviews, no leads, nothing. I gave myself Christmas off with the intention to start looking first thing in January. I have absolutely no regrets about leaving because I was not in a good place when I handed in my notice. With feeling down about not getting interviews, being so tired from work that I didn’t want to look for a job, and on top of that, not enjoying going to work, it just wasn’t worth it. While it served me well before and during university, it wasn’t what I wanted to do long term. Leaving with no job to go to gave me a little bit of breathing space. It was the transition from one season to another. A fresh start.
January was great. I was enjoying the time off, being able to put more time into my blog and I felt so motivated. I got a new routine and I found time for the things that I had neglected in previous months, and I even started writing again! And the weekends were lush. If you’ve worked in retail you’ll know that weekends are the holy grail and you rarely get them off. It made such a difference to my emotional and mental state knowing that I could lie in every Saturday and I could go to church every Sunday morning if I wanted to.
But February was not so great. This month was filled with rejection after rejection as I received countless emails thanking me for my application, but it wasn’t going to be progressing any further. There’s nothing more crushing than being told you haven’t got enough experience For most of the month, I felt crushed. It was definitely a late onset of the January blues. While we did some fun things for my sister’s and Joel’s birthdays, it was definitely a month of more downs than ups. But that’s ok because the only way out of the valley is to climb up the mountain!The only way out of the valley is to go up the mountain! Click To Tweet
So that’s what I did. My faith had also deteriorated and I wasn’t in a good place with some of my closest friends. I was worrying so much and I just needed to talk to someone. So I decided to get in touch with a lady from church and I went over to hers to talk about everything. I shared everything that was on my heart and it felt like a huge weight had been lifted. God has since worked through every single thing that I had talked about and I was really excited for March to arrive. I just had a feeling that it was going to be different.
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And then March came. The short story: an opportunity came up, I went to the interview and here I am entering a new season! I was so thrilled to be offered the job because I loved the interview. I felt so at ease, the company sounded great and the people I met were really nice. I’ve got an awesome opportunity with a company that want me despite my lack of experience and I’m going to grasp it with both hands.If an opportunity comes up, grasp it with both hands. Click To Tweet
I’d like to think that my blog helped me get there. How awesome that a hobby helped me to start my career! I hope that this role in marketing is everything and more. That it allows me to grow and flourish. That this risk pays off. I’m so excited about starting.
For me, this is more than just a job. This is a new season of life.
I’ve been waiting expectantly for some time now for God to provide me with a job so that I have a financial aid for mine and Joel’s future. We are getting married next year in August and we’re going to start saving for a house. I can relax knowing that, as long as everything goes well, I will have a stable income and it’s one less thing to worry about. What’s even more funny is that Joel has also started a new job. One month before the start of mine. God is definitely working in both of us right now.
This post was a lot longer than I was expecting it to be! I could keep writing but I’m going to leave it here for now. I am planning on writing more posts around this subject so keep your eyes peeled for that! If you want to follow along with my posts, you can follow me on social media or subscribe to my blog by popping your email in the box in my sidebar! I would love to have you following along. Now that I’m starting my new job, I won’t have as much time to blog, but I’m hoping to still be posting at least once or twice a week. Thank the Lord for schedulers eh?
Have a great week guys! I will let you know how I get on! What season of life are you in right now? Chat with me below!