Tuesday, September 21, 2010

a change will do you good

2010 has been the year of change: changing REs, changing treatment plans, buying a house, going back to school, and choosing (temporarily) to live childfree.

This week, I decided to add one more change to the mix.

Tuesday, October 5, will be my last day working in the publishing industry. I've worked in some form of publishing for the last four years, and I am leaving it behind to start fresh in academics. I'll be working as a program coordinator in the faculty training/development department at a local university. This position comes with less money, but also less of a commute and more of an opportunity for growth - especially as I continue to work on my master's degree.

I have no idea what to expect, but I'm excited. This is a chance for me to start on a new path. I needed to be honest with myself: I love editing, but I don't want to work in publishing anymore. The first step toward my future career goals was going back to school. I just needed to add a change in work environment to the mix. This position felt right from the beginning, and I knew that this is why I turned down the job offer several weeks ago.

Everything happens for a reason. Right? Now if only I could learn to apply that saying to my uterus.

39 comments:

Jin said...

YAY!!!!

Stephanie said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! And yet again you are so inspiring to me. I've been thinking long and hard about what I do and how its not what I truly want to do. Its so amazing for me to see others taking that leap and living their dreams!

Rebecca said...

Awesome new change!!! Congrats on the new position and GOOD LUCK!!! :)

(Now you'll have me humming all day...)

Conceptionally Challenged said...

Congrats on the new job! I'm totally with you on the good that a change can bring. Hopefully our uteruses (uteri?) get the message!

AL said...

yay, Katie!! This new position sounds fantastic and I'm so happy you'll have a shorter community. Can't wait to hear more :-)

Rach said...

Yay! Good luck with the new position!!

Rita said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! This job sounds great--a good opportunity and a fresh start (and a shorter commute to boot!). So happy for you!

Kim said...

Congrats Katie!!!! You will reap the rewards of following your heart and intuition....the payoff comes in ways unimaginable. Wishing you the best!!! xoxoxoxox

serenity said...

YAY! Congratulations!

I am seriously considering a change myself, though not in the near future. You're giving me hope that it can be done.

xoxo

jensays (what would jen do) said...

congrats to you, you're making a wonderful change. i bet you're going to be so much happier

Sarah S said...

Good Luck!!!

I hope things continue to get better for you!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on the new job! That is awesome news!!

Maureen said...

Congratulations, Katie! I am all for change. I can't wait to hear more about it. I work at a school and love it!

AplusB said...

Congrats!! Good luck with the new position!

suchagoodegg said...

You've been ready for a work change as long as I've known you in blog-land. I'm so happy for you. Congrats!!!!!!

womb for improvement said...

Your new job sounds similar to mine. Good luck with it.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Congrats, your job sounds sort of similar to mine. I hope it brings you the change you need...

Littlest True Blue said...

Good for you! I sucks to stay with a job just for the money! Do what makes you happy! Hope the new job is awesome!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the new job! Hope you love it!!! And you can buy something cool with the money you are saving on gas. :)

Lindsay said...

Big congrats - change can be so great! I hope you just love the heck out of it :)

Hayley said...

Sooo excited for you!!

Candidly_Andrea said...

Congrats Katie - sounds like a very positive change.

Crossed Fingers said...

Fantastic news! I'm so thrilled for you! Things do happen for a reason. I hope you continue to love and grow in this new job.

Tillie said...

that's such great news! I hope it'll be less stress for you too! So exciting!! Hopefully the next change will be a BFP :)

T said...

Congratulations! I wish you luck on your new job!!

Kandid Kelli said...

That is awesome!

Congrats Katie!

xo
-K

Marla said...

Congrats on your new job and good luck! You inspire me. :)

Browniris said...

I am so excited for you! GL in the new position!!!

Elizabeth said...

Wishing you nothing but the best with the new position!

Arlyne said...

I'm so happy for you!! It's definitely time for something positive to come your way! xoxoxo

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Sounds exciting! Good Luck in the new job! When do you start? Have you told your current job you are leaving yet? I hope the university has great benifits!

someday-soon said...

Congratulations on your new job!

Kelly said...

I'm so incredibly excited for you! YAY!!!!

Kakunaa said...

Good luck :) can't wait to hear how the new position goes!

JL said...

Congrats on the new job!

I work at a university and it's a great place to work - I wish you all the best!

erika said...

Congratulations, Kelly!!! I think it will be a great environment for you, and you will love the change and the opportunities it will bring your way!

Adele said...

This is exciting, Katie! Congratulations on making this career switch. I think that sometimes the way just opens up in front of us, and we can do is take it. And it sounds like that is what is happening here.

Ashley said...

Awesome!! Good luck with everything!

Secret Sloper said...

This is fantastic news, Katie! I'm so proud of you for going after what can make you happy in your life, IF be damned. You are an inspiration.