This past week has been a complete emotional roller coaster for me. Early this week I decided that after over three years of working at my current PR agency, I am going to take a new position at a smaller, more boutique PR firm in New York City. Truth be told I wasn’t looking for a new position and rarely even had thoughts about leaving my current agency. I’ve been completely happy and comfortable with my current position and surroundings. Why would I leave? However, when I was contacted by a recruiter that was referred by a friend for an opportunity I was interested in, I couldn’t turn a blind eye.
It all happened so fast. I interviewed and was offered the position a few days later. I struggled immensely in my head – going back and forth whether or not taking a leap was something I wanted to do. I adore the clients I work on and love the people I work with, but at the end of the day, I couldn’t pass up this new opportunity. Rarely do opportunities like this come knocking at your door and if I hadn’t taken the new position, I probably would’ve regretted it. It’s going to be a total change of pace but now is the time to come out of my comfort zone, try something new and take a leap into the unknown.
Breaking the news to my colleagues was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, particularly to my SVP that I’ve worked so closely with since day one. I was feeling moments of both sadness for leaving and extreme excitement for what’s next to come. I’ve given my two weeks notice, have a few days off in between, and then I start my new position. Stay tuned for many posts about what I’ve experienced during the transition. I’m beyond excited for what the future holds and can’t wait to bring all of you along for my new adventure!
Wish me luck.