The air has not yet softened, hard as it is from all the heat, but I feel a change still. I sense it as I walk down High Street, bearing a box of books to my new apartment.
When I was a child, I wanted two things: to be a writer and a teacher. For the past eleven years I’ve done both, working as a college-level English instructor during the day and a fiction writer by night. In that time, I’ve had the chance to learn a lot about myself with ample opportunity to grow as a person and a writer, enough that I found myself outgrowing the place I had carved for myself in the world. Though I was comfortable, I was not content.
When I read the advertisement for Content Writer with Bottom Line Marketing, it could not have come at a better time. I was hungry for change, for new challenges. This position seemed to be just the thing, so I applied and happily, got the job. Suddenly, I found myself not just switching careers, but uprooting my life – leaving friends who are family to me, all the familiar places I frequent, my cozy apartment – so I could move to a new city. It’s not moving to another country or to another state, but it is the end of a chapter in my life.
And, more importantly, the beginning of a new one.
I am a great believer in the power of change, transformation and a healthy dose of chaos. They are necessary. To embrace them is natural and rejuvenating.
In following my career to Bottom Line Marketing, I notice the profound impact it’s having on my life. My coworkers are vibrant, creative wellsprings who are not only cracking good at their jobs, but amazing people as well. They uplift one another and that, in turn, creates an environment where everyone can do their best work. As a writer I have become a student again, learning how to craft phrases one word at a time. I am grateful and very humbled by how much I have to learn.
My experiences at Bottom Line are challenging me, this is true, but I’ve needed it. I’ve felt so invigorated and happy these past few months because I’m being given opportunities to grow. Where that will take me, I do not know. But, I do know I look forward to the future, to the new place I am creating for myself, both within my career and the world.
Change is in the air. It hums as I carry a box of books to my new apartment.