Changes: Job, hair, apartment, adventure

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Change is scary. But, when we embrace change, we can thrive.

The most transformative moments of our lives is during times of change and transition. Like the trapeze artist flying from one trapeze to the other… transitory moments are “a time of danger, of expectation, of uncertainty, of excitement, or extraordinary aliveness.”

Last week I left my job at TechTarget. Almost 5 years ago, I started there as an assistant editor fresh out of college. I’ve spent the past two years working as a content development strategist working on SEO, creative projects and social media. During my time there, I learned a lot about writing, project management, building a social presence and improving web presence. I have applied the skills I learned there to my own brand, my social profiles and my website. I’m grateful.

While at TechTarget, I always took time to explore jobs outside of the company. But when you don’t hate your job, love the people you work with and have unlimited vacation time, it’s hard to find something that compares. 

So, why now? What was the “right” job? The why is because I was getting bored with my work. I felt stuck and felt that I wasn’t able to learn or grow in my most recent role. I was filling that void with activities and projects outside of work — more teaching, more blogging, more traveling. Not bad things… but there is only so much time in a day, ya know?

I took a job at a startup downtown where I’ll take care of their content marketing strategy. It’s going to be a new adventure — a start-from-scratch kind of adventure. I’m so excited about what’s possible. 

Also, I’m excited to be downtown every day for teaching and socializing purposes. I’ll be close to EveryBodyFights FiDi and other classes I teach. I can also schedule lunch and dinner dates with friends.

But, my job is the only big thing going on…

  • I’m moving to Davis Square! I’m so excited for the food and good vibes. Note to the world: I’m always down to eat and drink good coffee.
  • I cut all of my hair off. I always do this during times of change and transition. It just feels right. 
  • I AM CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN JULY! Read my story and please donate to my fundraising goal if you are able. I’m planning a handful of fundraising events over the coming months. Stay tuned!

2 Comments

  • by Phoebe S, post on | Reply

    I have so many things to say about this!!! Mainly: Aaah yay!!!

    Congrats on the new job! We’ll have to get lunch!

    And yay Davis Square! My very first apartment in the Boston area was in Davis and I loved it so much!! Plus have you been to Kung Fu Tea yet?!

    And I can’t wait to hear all about your Kilimanjaro prep and adventure!!

    So much excitement!!

    • by Emily, post on | Reply

      1. THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!Yes to lunch… in Post Office Square. 😉
      2. I haven’t tried Kung Fu Tea, but I’ll have to now.
      3. I’m so scared… but I got this.