1st Day at My New Job

Yesterday was the 1st day at my new job! I am so excited to get started and get used to my new-ish routine. I am not completely sure what the hours will look like or how things are going to work quite yet but hopefully by the end of this short week I will feel a bit more confident!

Last week my new boss reached out and had me answer a few fun questions. I wasn’t expecting this but it was a great way for her to get to know me a little bit better and for my new co-workers to get to know me as well. I figured I’d share them with you and hope you share some back!

What movie could you watch over, and over… and over?

Mean Girls…over and over and over.

What’s your favorite Boston area restaurant?

La Famiglia Giorgio‘s in the North End. Great Italian food in huge portions. Another favorite is Marliave, from 4-6 and again from 9-10 the oysters are half off! I would eat them all if I could.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

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The first Jimmy Buffett concert I went to (I think I’ve been to four) was one of the best nights of my life. I went with a huge group of friends durning a summer that we were all super busy with work. It was a great day and night that we all just got to hang out with each other.

What show do you religiously DVR?

Gilmore Girls. Yes, I have seen every episode ten fifty times. SL says he hates it but I think he is really into Rory and Lorelai.

Did you play any sports growing up? Do you currently?

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Why yes, I did. I played soccer until high school then I cheered from there on out. Actually, I cheered from about 5th grade through senior year in high school. Some of my cheering from (ahem…Mugsy) are still great friends today! If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you now that now I run races…triathlons, 5ks, half marathons, obstacle races…you name it!

Coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?

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Iceland…hands down! Check out my post on this amazing trip >> Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Last Day in Iceland.

Such a fun way to start my new job!

Energybits Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Tara from Running ‘N’ Reading!

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Big News!

I have a big exciting announcement to make!

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I took a leap of faith and resigned from my job and took another job in the sports and fitness industry!! Seems like a no brainer for me…working in an industry I am passionate about?! Yup! I’m in!

After graduation I told myself I would take the summer to figure out what I wanted to do next. But this did not stop me from opening the emails about job openings hitting my inbox. I would peruse them to see what was out there but never actually clicking the “Apply Now” button. I had, however, completely updated my resume with some new skills and my new educational fetes. I think its so so important for everyone to have an updated resume at all times, whether job hunting or not. You just never know!

I liked most parts of my job but was never really happy there. I mostly tolerated my job just to take a paycheck home at the end of the month. The actual work I did I liked but marketing in the services industry (specifically technology consulting) was a huge bore to me. Every day I felt like I couldn’t not do my best work because I was not passionate about what I was marketing. That’s no way to fulfill a career.

So when I saw the job posting for my new job, I jumped on it. I applied, had two phone interviews within a week and knew that this was a job I wanted, like really wanted. When I visited the office for my in-person interview and saw the space they operated out of I knew I really, REALLY wanted this job!

And a few days later, I got it! Well, I got an offer.

I had to negotiate a little to get what I wanted and needed financially but it all worked out in my favor and I gave my notice at my current job last Thursday.

Just in cases you missed any thing, in the last 5 weeks I competed in a triathlon, graduated, got ENGAGED (!!!!), ran my first half marathon and got a new job! Wow…I’m finding all of this hard to believe myself. That is why I wanted to wait before looking for new opportunities after graduating but this was too good to pass up and I am so excited to start my new job!