I’ve only been in the workforce for eight months and I already feel like I’ve learned so much. As cliché as that sounds, the fashion industry moves quickly and the people in it? Even faster as they try to keep a stiletto-heeled step ahead.
Most recently, I gave my notice to my latest position – one that I was incredibly thankful to have – for the first time since I’ve started working. Although I’ve met some wonderful people and gained more experience than I could imagine from this particular position, I’m ready to start another chapter.
I won’t say that letting go of this most recent opportunity was an easy decision; in fact, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Honestly, I don’t think I have ever been so nervous than on the day I gave my notice, but I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do. The right next step for me.
At the end of the day, I’ve learned one of the most important things is to stay true to my own goals, short-term and long-term. And that means letting go of both doubts (especially the fear of not succeeding) and the people who try to keep you down. Before giving my notice, I actually had to turn down a number of great opportunities that didn’t line up with my long-term goals (working my way up in the fashion industry, developing my blog and writing), but I’m happy to say I’m optimistic about my next move.
Starting over at a new position won’t be easy, but playing safe and staying in the same position won’t help me grow or learn more either – that’s why I moved to New York in the first place. As challenging as this whole adventure is ahead of me, I wouldn’t trade any of my experiences for anything.
I’ll keep you posted on what happens next, but I’m excited for what’s in store.
What are you doing lately to accomplish your goals?
NYC Girl in Pearls
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