Today I close another chapter of my life and embark on a journey towards bigger and better things. I’ve decided to end my relationship with the media industry and also quit working with/for my husband.
A year ago, I quit my project management job out of frustration towards ill-behaved managers and lack of professionalism. I joined my husband at a restaurant he has stakes in and became his business development assistant manager. That role entailed me to develop marketing plans for him to reach new clients and promote his catering offerings. My success is that he now has at least four new house accounts that frequently order catering from him. I was also his cashier, administrator and voice for all email communication.
It was nice to work in a self-employed environment; making my own shifts and developing new business ideas. But that ship has sailed and I’m ready to do something new and different, away from the food and media industry.
My father always hoped that one of his children would go into the healthcare industry; whether it was to become a doctor, a nurse, a physiotherapist or medical assistant. None of us did; until now.
On Monday, I begin working towards becoming a Personal Support Worker (PSW). It was a tough decision but one I had to take to ensure the betterment of my career and future of my family. I’ve had a lot of people give me a critical reaction to my decision to become a PSW but that hasn’t altered my decision; my biggest critic and supporter being my husband.
It’s hard work, I get it. However, it is also rewarding work and I’m moving into an industry that will never phase out. Plus, I can be a very selfish person at times and for me this new job will be a way of giving back to the world and possibly enlightening a few people’s lives that I may touch.
I’m excited to be starting this new journey of mine and hope that I will succeed in it as I have in previous journies. I hope you’ll all send your good wishes and thoughts my way as I embark on my new career path and goals.
Happy New Year, my lovelies! I wish you great accomplishments, happiness, love and successes for this New Year.
I don’t know what I will be doing for New Year’s Eve, however, I do know what I will be doing after that. Every year, I tell myself that I will not make resolutions. But this year, I will be making a list of New Year’s resolutions and planning on how to stick to them and fulfill each of them.
But for now, let’s just celebrate the ending of 2016 and welcome 2017 with open arms for all the new beginnings we will experience and chapters we’ll close.
Happy New Year’s Eve! Party hard but stay safe! Xoxo
As you all know, yesterday was my last day at my current employer. As anticipated, it was a bittersweet day. I woke up ecstatic with the thought of not going there anymore. But as I drove there for the last time, I started thinking of all the people I would no longer see every single day. Most of these people, I have known for the full seven years I have been employed there and some I just met. So many of these people have made a difference in my life and have been with me through various life events.
I think the hardest part of yesterday was handing back my parking pass and hugging everyone goodbye.
But after work, a couple of my close friends surprised me with sparkling wine and a beautiful gift to celebrate my new job. It was an amazing night and I am so eagerly looking forward to what Monday brings. Wish me luck! I hope it’s everything I’ve made it out to be!
Seven years later, today is my last day at my current employer. It will be a day full of mixed emotions. I’ve waited for this day for the past year, I’ve counted for when this day would come and today it is finally here.
Until recently, I had never thought I would quit, but I did and I am so happy for what’s coming next and slightly sad for everyone I won’t see every day anymore. I’ve made some very good friends here and realizing that I won’t see them much does hurt. But I know they all understand that it was time for me to move on and begin something new.
I’m moving into a new dimension of the media world; advertising as a Project Manager. I’ve done a lot of project and product management during my current role, but I’ve finally earned the title; sadly at a different company. But it’s a new job, new company, new colleagues and hopefully some new friends and lots of new experiences.
So today I close this chapter and bid my friends and colleagues goodbye and open the next chapter with a blank page and lots of anticipation. Wish me luck, won’t you?