Diving Head First Into The Next Chapter

14 Aug

Last Friday was a bittersweet day for me, from both a professional and personal standpoint. For almost the last two years I have been a part of a wonderful community of people (mostly women) working with the common goal to give women a voice online.

My life is all about stories – telling them, listening to them, and creating them. When I learned about what DivineCaroline was doing in the online space, I immediately knew it would be a perfect match. There is no value that could equal the amount I learned from being submersed in this environment. A job is nothing without the team of people you work with each day. I could not have picked a more brilliant and inspiring group of women to work with.

Next week I will be starting a new job working in a similar role but branching out and working not only in the women’s lifestyle space, but also in green, gaming and entertainment. After a short time training in San Francisco, I am moving to NYC. Leaving a job is always a crucial and difficult decision to make, however there are a few things that led me to my decision.

Over the course of my job I know that I contributed greatly to the culture of the company and pushed the quality of work that we produced. I learned so much about the role and about the industry in general and I was lucky enough to work closely with the founders and the CEO which put  me in a rare, yet wonderful place.

When the opportunity to expand my horizons and the chance to move came together, I listened to my gut and knew it was the right move to make. When we are young we have so many chances to take and new opportunities before us, without much to lose and only the world to gain. As we get older we have more responsibilities and people to think about other than ourselves, it becomes more risky to just get up and move and try something completely new and out of our comfort zone.

As this chapter in San Francisco and my current job comes to an end, I feel good and confident about the mark I will leave with the company. Monday I embark on a new journey, one filled with uncertainty and challenges, I am so grateful and feel so lucky to be exactly where I am right now.

When transitioning from one job to another the most important person to listen to is yourself. Take you time when looking and don’t settle for anything but the best opportunity for you. Remember money is always a nice incentive, but the chance to learn from the best and be a part of a organization with big goals and forward thinking minds is priceless.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

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One Response to “Diving Head First Into The Next Chapter”

  1. Ashley August 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    so proud of you!!!!! Congrats 🙂

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