I have an announcement which I’ve been dying to share with all of you for days, and I’m happy I can finally say something!
I am transitioning from the world of journalism into the world of public relations with a new job — I’m going to be a communications coordinator in the metro Detroit area and begin late this month.
Just before my birthday, I interviewed and received an offer for the position. To put it bluntly, I was thrilled and accepted right away. An opportunity like this is something I’ve desired for quite some time, and in a way, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Giving my two weeks notice at my workplace was bittersweet. Of course, I’ve really enjoyed some of the people and places I’ve gotten to know through the past three years, and good, fair, accurate journalism always will have some place in my heart.
This job, however, means so much to me. It means financial security; being able to save money or not worrying if an emergency happens. It means a more professional, more “adult” job where I can expand my horizons in a new type of writing path. It means I get to explore an area of this state where I’ve only been more or less a visitor. It means easier access to other states, Canada, and an airport with unlimited possibilities. It means being closer to a couple of family members and a number of friends I don’t get to see often enough.
Since the area in which I’ll be working is a good three hours from where I currently am, a move will have to take place. Unfortunately I won’t be able to hunt for apartments for another week, but I’m confident I’ll find something to my liking. Moving is one of my least favorite things to do, since you really learn how much crap you accumulate over time, but I’m also excited to be in my first proper apartment since graduating from college.
You better believe I will be documenting the moving process and giving you some insight into my new abode once I’m settled and organized! Stay tuned!
I’m really excited to begin this new career journey and to share what I can with you! It’s definitely a shining light in the first weeks of my 30s!