Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Head For Business, and A Bod For Sin


I have some really wonderful personal news to report. You may remember that it was a couple of years ago when I announced on here that my position at work had been eliminated due to a restructuring. Since that time, I've been freelancing (but not making anything close to a living), interviewing, doing a lot of looking within, and experimenting with the notion of other career paths...only to realize that what I've been doing all along is what I knew would truly make me happy.

Well, I'm happy to report that yesterday I accepted a job offer...a really terrific one, as a matter of fact, and I start on Monday. I don't want to say the name here (partly to protect my privacy, and because it can show up on someone's news alert and will end up embarrassing me) but I'm going to be the social media manager and all around marketing go-to person for a food brand that's ready to make a big splash with consumers this year. Some of you know I believe strongly in the law of attraction and thinking positively, and I have no doubt this way of living my life helped me manifest this job opportunity. It quite literally has everything -- and then some -- that I wanted on my dream job wish list. I also knew that waiting for the right opportunity was going to be the one that would make me the happiest and most fulfilled.

So what does this mean for Go Retro? Well, obviously, I'm making this announcement just to give the heads up that I won't have as much time to post here, but will strive to do so once a week. Suffice to say I'm going to be committed to this next phase in my career and I'm also keeping one of my freelance side gigs because it's related work. This blog is still my baby, however -- so rest assured I'm not going away! But it is such a relief to feel my life moving forward again...and I plan on reclaiming a social life, too. It was a really great run to have had two years of extra free time to devote to blogging more often. I also doubt that the Facebook page will be updated daily. (I barely use Twitter as it is, and might branch it out eventually so that there's an account for me and an account just for Go Retro.)

Thanks to everyone that offered words of support, on here, as I posted periodic updates about where I was career-wise. I really can't wait to be a working girl again!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you'll be quite happy with this new gig. Hope it works out well for you.

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    1. Thanks, Rich! I'm super excited. It really feels like an incredible opportunity and I'm so appreciative that it lined up for me (or perhaps, that I lined up with it.)

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  2. That's awesome news Pam--you stuck to your guns & went after what you knew suited you best--I liked your 'Working Girl' reference here too--that's you! Good luck, but I don't think you'll need it! :)

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    1. Thanks very much, Doug! Oh man, it was so tough at times sticking it out and believing that what I wanted was out there. There were so many times I thought of throwing in the towel and just calling up a local temp agency and asking them to place me an in admin job just so I could be making money again. I'm so glad I didn't go that route, and had the faith. The more I've been learning about this company, as they got me set up on their email today, the more I'm loving them.

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  3. So happy for you Pam! You go girl! I knew you'd find something wonderful and fulfilling! Good luck, and we'll still be here for the next post! <3

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  4. Pam, congrats! And best wishes at your new position. It sounds challenging, but I know that you'll do well!

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