This has been one of the most difficult decisions in my life (to date) but I have put in my official resignation and will be starting my new job in a few weeks. I’m torn right now because it breaks my heart to leave my current company, but ultimately a company has no loyalty to an individual and I need to do what’s right for me.
While the new role comes with a pay bump, I’m most excited about the actual role. I will return to reporting directly to the CEO (for the time being anyway) and can take everything I’ve learned in the last four years to really kick some major ass. It’s going to be a HUGE challenge but I think I’m ready for it.
Ok, I’m terrified, but if there’s a “next” job where I can really add a lot of value this is the role. The company is creating a product that is sold to the role I’m actually going to be in, so not only will I actually be leading strategy for that role, I’ll also have a significant voice in the product direction (or so I’m told.)
So… I did it. I gave my two weeks notice. I was shaking the whole time. I feel awful. I’m excited yet don’t want to let go. Well, I have a lot of work to do in order to wrap up, so I’ll be focused on leaving with a bunch of projects completed, and at some point I just have to say goodbye. It’s a good time to try something new. I know I’ve mentioned before that I feel like I need to prove myself in this new role but ultimately I’m excited because I have a lot of ideas on how to do an amazing job, at least for the first year. I’m thrilled to go back to a position where my success is based in clear metrics. Of course if I don’t hit them then it’s equally as obvious.
I’m extremely confident going into this right now. We’ll see how I feel a few months in, but I am so grateful at the moment for my good friends and mentors who helped me secure this opportunity and supported me in this challenging transition. I’m so grateful for my close friends, confidants, and mentors who have made this possible. I owe a lot of people some fine wine and a lifetime of gratitude. How did I get so lucky?