Big Life Changes

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve mentioned more than once lately that the past few weeks have been crazy. This week, for sure, has been nuts. More nuts than last week, actually, because this week, the changes that came up last week are actually taking place.

If that makes sense.

This whole year, actually, has been kind of nuts professionally. In March, I left a job in which I felt stuck and unhappy to take what I knew would be a temporary job in which I would be happier. That temporary job ended in April and I, by some incredible stroke of luck, landed a fantastic job — albeit, likely, another temporary one — to start directly afterward.

I had no idea how much I was going to fall in love with that job. It ended up not being so temporary after all, as the new company soon created a position for me based on what my abilities were and took me on full time. I had a great boss and learned more in just four months than I would have dreamed I could. I made incredible friends and have looked forward to work every day like it was grad school all over again. I was doing work I loved and I was surrounded by people I really enjoyed being around. Heck, I enjoyed being around them so much, I started hanging out with them on nights and weekends, too. Yes, that much.

Last week, in a crazy turn of events, I was surprised by being offered a dream opportunity — one I’ve wanted for years. It all happened very suddenly and, as much as I have loved this company that took me in back in April, I knew in my gut that I had to take a chance on myself and seize this opportunity.

Today is my last day at my current company and I leave it in great sadness — oh, how I wish I could have spent more time here and less at that job that made me miserable! — but also in eager anticipation of what is to come.

But for now, I’m off to Connecticut tonight for a visit home before the next adventure begins. See you from the other coast!


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12 responses to “Big Life Changes

  1. All the best as your life takes a new turn!

  2. Congratulations!! I’m sure this new big change will be great and bring lots of wonderful things 🙂 Have fun in Connecticut

  3. Congrats! Have a good trip back east!

  4. Congratulations! I’m so proud of you for following your goals. Perhaps you’ll find yourself back amongst those awesome co-workers again in the future.

  5. I am sooooooooooo excited to catch up and confirm my guess! I am so proud of you and admire your bravery to pursue dreams, despite the unclear directions on how to get there. Have an amazing trip home and we will phone date soon!

  6. So excited for you!! Can’t wait to hear more details. Safe travels, call me when you are settled!

  7. actorsdiet

    it all sounds amazing, kailtlin!!! can’t wait to hear more about it all…

  8. Oh my gosh! I’m dying to know what it is!!! Congrats! It’s awesome that you are following your heart! We will have to catch up soon. Have fun on the East Coast!!!

  9. Esi

    Hey Kaitlin! Congrats on the new job, that is wonderful. We should catch up soon.

  10. Laura @Backstage Balance

    Congrats, Kaitlin! This all sounds very exciting, and I’m happy for you that your next gig is a dream job come true!

  11. Congratulations!!! How exciting. I hope this new chapter in your life is an awesome one x

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