Over the last month or so I've alluded to stress and anxiety at work but couldn't exactly say what was causing the stress and anxiety... but today I can finally share some big news. Tomorrow will be my last day at my current employer and I will start a new job on July 20th! I'm really excited about my new job because I'll be reunited with my former boss/mentor (who I actually wrote a 10 Days of Thanksgiving post about this past November), and over the last several years I've met a lot of different people in the group I'll be working with so I feel confident that I'll be happy at this new company and in my new role.
The path to accepting this job and making it public at work has been long and stressful so I am so relieved that I can finally share the news broadly and don't have to keep it a secret! It's been hard on me to come into work for the last several weeks knowing I am leaving but not being able to say anything so I am beyond relieved that this phase is over.
I don't love the fact that I only worked in my current role for just over 13 months. Truth be told, I feel a bit of a sense of shame over the fact that I am starting a new job again. Plus I've already gotten some 'wow, a new job already?' kind of comments. However, I am trying to remind myself that only I and those closest to me can understand why I made the decision to leave my current role. In an attempt to combat those feelings of shame, I'm reminding myself often that what others think of me is none of my business and a waste of my energy to focus on or worry about, but it's an uphill battle. Luckily Phil and my family and friends have all been really supportive and encouraging during the interview/offer acceptance/resignation process.
All that said, I'm very excited to start my new position and I feel confident that it's a place where I can settle in and build my career. The happiest I've ever been in my career was when I was partnering with the guy I'll be working with at the new company so I know that better times lie ahead!! I'm thankful that I can take a week off between jobs so I can start my new job feeling relaxed and refreshed!
When is the last time you changed jobs? Is your current position a role you can see yourself having for a long time?