On the day of my graduation, which was also my birthday, I had made the decision to leave my first “big girl” job — a full-time role that I had secured months prior. Having already started there two-months before my graduation, I couldn’t continue forcing myself to stay any longer for reasons that I will probably disclose in the near future.
Do I ever regret leaving it? Sometimes, yes. If I had stayed, I would of had a great salary, my own place, be given the opportunity to travel and I would have learned a lot of new skills. Also, I would have saved myself the trouble of going through that horrendous job hunting experience. But, at the same time, I don’t regret my decision because it has made me a better person today. Not only did I become stronger as an individual, I had gained confidence in my abilities, became more open-minded and learned how to change my negative attitude into something positive. Most importantly, I wouldn’t be given the opportunity that I have today.
If you’ve read my latest career post here, you must already know that I was dealing with job rejections one-after-the-other. Ironically, two-weeks after that post, I was reached out by a recruiter for a position within the marketing realm. Having been there for six-months now, I am, officially, a Production Coordinator at an advertising agency. Even though I had always thought I’d turn into a high-powered, PR specialist in the fashion world, it turns out that advertising brings about a certain excitement that I had not experienced in the PR world before. With my new role, I’m continuously being challenged everyday, and is always on my toes.
But, by far, one of the reasons why I’m entirely enjoying my new job are my colleagues. The partners do not micro-manage, thus treating us as equals. Together, we help each other to learn and grow, which I am so entirely grateful for their patience when answering all my questions. I, finally, found a place where I can see myself building a career from, and can really treat this business as if it was my own.
For the first time in a long time, I can actually say that I am entirely happy with where I am at right now, especially since I love what I am doing. I am beyond grateful for the journey that has led me to my new role, and I can actually see where I’d want to go professionally. I can’t wait to see where this will take me, and to share with you this new chapter of mine!
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