I try not to write too much about work here, but I have some very good work-related news that I’m going to share with you.
As most of you know, I have worked in editorial at a large textbook publishing company for over four years. While I love it, I’d gotten to the point where if I wanted to move up any higher on the corporate ladder, I’d need to get some sales experience. I’d tried unsuccessfully numerous times in the past to get sales jobs, but on Monday, I finally got one. On November 7th, I will begin working as a sales representative at the same company I work for now. It’s an inside sales job, so I’m just moving down a couple of floors.
I’m very excited! I really love working in the industry I’m in, and this is a great career move for me. I loved working in editorial and there’s a lot I’ll miss about it- I had great colleagues and a boss who is one of my favorite people on the face of the earth (like, really- that’s not sarcasm), but it was time for a change.
In the four years I’ve worked here, so many people have come and gone. But I’m glad that I stumbled into something that I actually enjoy doing all day long. A lot of people my age can’t find work, or at least can’t find something that makes them happy, but I am thankful every day that I am where I am career-wise. I can’t even imagine how different my twenties would have been if I hadn’t gone to work at this company.
I tried posting this on Facebook yesterday, but sadly, GIFs don’t work there. I feel like doing the Pete Campbell promotion dance from Mad Men:
There are plenty of things about my life I want to improve. I want to meet the man of my dreams so I can get married and have kids. I want to lose weight. I want to get back my motivation to write fiction. I want more money and to be able to travel more and eventually buy a house. . But I’m glad that work is now exactly in the place I want it to be.