About a year ago, I lost the passion for what I did. I was no longer interested in doing what I showed up to work to do every day. I wasn't inspired or encouraged. More broken down and lost. Was this the path I still wanted? What other path was there for me? I had been out of college for about 4 years with little experience under my belt.
A change had to be made. I knew that. Slowly but surely, I applied and applied. Interviewed and interviewed for different marketing/communications positions. Nothing. I got discouraged more times than I could count. Discouraged more than I could count. I took a hiatus for a few months but when summer came around it was time to kick the job search back into full gear. I didn't want to miss celebrations and special moments anymore. It works for some people, but it wasn't working for me anymore. Especially when you are on your anniversary trip and your husband tells you he loves Vacation Krista. Something had to change.
It meant more interviews. More second interviews. More hope. Crushing "I'm sorry" emails. Low salaries that I couldn't accept. It turns out having a college degree and trying to change direction 5 years out of college does not equal out. Until, I was offered the job I have today. A job I wasn't sure if I wanted to accept but saw it as a step in the right direction. It combined my customer service experience with my marketing and social media skills. Within a week I went from 2 interviews to a job offer. Whirlwind to say the least. It was scary. It was nerve wracking. Was this the path I wanted to take? Would I fail?
I went from an industry that I know quite a bit about and thrived in, to an industry I know very little about. Working in an office is something I never had the chance to do so even learning the proper email etiquette was necessary. Not to mention, I had no idea how to dress myself for an office. Thanks to my best friend and Pinterest I kind of caught on. Still have a long way to go. It's been a change but a good change.
Have I been scared? Yup. Are there days where I am still not sure I made the right choice? Absolutely. But I also know I was meant to be here. For one reason or another. I'm on this path and I'm excited to see where it goes.
When have you taken a chance that absolutely scared you?