On New Challenges, And The Unknown
Today was a strange day. It was my last day of work at a job that I loved, at an organization that does a lot of good for people, and that did a lot of good for me.
Why have I decided to leave my first real job out of university — without having another job lined up?
For the last 3.5 years, I have been privileged to learn from an amazing team of communications professionals, fundraising experts, and community-minded people who have helped me build a great foundation to my career. I’ve enjoyed learning about everything from email marketing and content creation, to fundraising best practices, to developing strong communication and analytical skills. My department was second-to-none and my colleagues became some of my closest friends.
But somewhere along the way, I lost the passion for the role that I had grown into, and had become so comfortable with. I missed the sense of being challenged, of learning new skills — and of learning from my mistakes. I was restless and knew that it was time for a change.
And so, today I find myself taking the leap into the unknown. It’s really not as scary as people make it seem… I know, I know, I’m lucky to have some savings to rely on for a while, and don’t have a family to support (that I know of). But I have faith that good things are on the horizon. Whether I end up joining an innovative digital agency, working at an established tech startup, or starting my own business, I know that at the end of the day, the only limitations to what I will achieve are my own determination and hard work.
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