So here we are again. I can’t believe it’s been over 15 months since I wrote this post. And now, I’m getting ready to start a new adventure all over again. No big changes in my personal life this time (except for saying goodbye to 20 cms of my hair that is: hello, bob cut!), but an exciting new professional chapter.
Logically, starting a new chapter means ending another one. Saying goodbye to a story I helped become what it is today, a team I love to pieces, a company that offered me amazing opportunities and a job through which I learned so much. It wasn’t an easy decision, I can tell you that much. But sometimes, you need to have the b*lls to do what’s right for you. To make a change you believe will improve your life. Yes, change can be scary as hell. But I still aim to live by the credo that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So here I am, taking a leap right out of that zone again.
Being the goal getter that I am (no shame, #girlbosses!), my job has always been an important part of my life, my feeling of personal identity. Combining this ambition with my love for my family and my hometown logically meant a commute to where the exciting opportunities were. Never willing to compromise on building my career and doing what I love, I reconciled myself to the daily commute. But it became harder and harder (also: longer and longer… what’s up with that, Belgian traffic?) Up to a point where I was tired, grumpy and fed up on a daily basis. I just knew I had to make a change. This was not the person I wanted to be, the life I wanted to lead. And I swear, sometimes it seems like the universe hears you. Really hears you. Unicorns, rainbows, wishing on stars and all of that stuff. Well hello there, dream job right in my back yard!
Starting tomorrow, I’m taking on a brand new challenge as Digital Innovator at Alpro. As you can imagine, I’m totally thrilled to get started. This last week I took a little breather in between chapters, to take stock and get fully focused on this new adventure (the plan was to do nothing but what’s written on my sweater, but I should have known that was wishful thinking…) But playtime is over! And yes: there is definitely a certain first-day-of-school vibe going on here today :)
Wish me luck! ^^