Julie from Noshtalgia tagged me today, asking me to post eight random facts about myself.
I am grateful for this, because it gives me the change to explain why I have been missing in action these last few months. My facts are not all that random, but I will present them in a random way. Sort of.
(1) I started experiencing workplace burnout two or three years ago. I’ve worked at the same place for 10 years, and for seven of those years, I have juggled two jobs.
(2) I started looking for a new job in late March. I prepared a new resume, bought some interview clothing, lined up some references, and put out some feelers. Two job searches re-opened and three friends sent me tips of job openings at their companies.
(3) I started interviewing in April.
(4) I knew that I wanted to run a nonprofit organization. I enjoy public speaking, meeting new people, solving problems, raising money and building consensus. I like to be pro-active.
(5) When we got back from France, I had some interviews with a high-profile organization.
(6) A few weeks ago, I got a job offer. Then I got another one. I accepted the second one. I start July 9.
(7) I am excited. I am nervous. I am revved.
(8) I spent today cleaning out my desk. I had mixed feelings. I liked many of my coworkers. Most of them, in fact. I did not always agree with how the company did things. But I enjoyed the workplace, and I felt a little sad at leaving it behind, even though I can visit at any time.
My new job will give me more free time in the evenings. Not to mention more responsibility and everything that comes with it.
Thanks to Julie, I was offered a graceful way of sharing this new development in my life. I started several posts, but I felt a bit funny about it. I dunno, like I was talking about myself too much.
If you have something to share, this is a good way to do it! I won’t tag anyone. I’ll just encourage you all to participate.
The photo, of course, has nothing to do with these recent career developments. But the organization I will work for, like me, has its roots in France.