Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And the door flies open...

This morning is a big day for me- it's the first day in my new role that I mentioned awhile back. The transition out of my old role took a month but on Friday, I bittersweetly washed my hands of that Department (will miss my coworkers) and am looking forward to venturing into the new suite today.
I must be honest, it's not just the new digs at work that have me excited. As I am not one to lower the boom on my emotions to people, it's slightly difficult to admit that the last few months have been quite hard for me. I have been stressed, often kinda sad and just have felt like I've gotten a case of the blues that I can't shake. This exacerbated itself when my only reprieve from thinking about my personal life was when I was at work and had to then surround myself with a high-stress job that, by nature, deals with sad incidents and others' misfortune (new department doesn't, thank goodness!). So my days have either been spent stressed beyond belief at work or home and feeling blue about other personal issues- it hasn't been very fun at all. Not to say that there hasn't been a lot of happiness in my life in the last few months or that I'm always sad it's just that something has been.... off.

But today, it's a new door and a new venture. Like everyone else, Oprah's simple final episode of her show has still resonated with me. Most importantly, she instilled that we are responsible for our own life and have to make the changes that evoke all of the goodness that this world has to offer.

Today marks a day that I really hone that in as I know what change needs to be made. I worked hard to be starting this Promotion and I'm hoping that with Peace of Mind at work, regular exercise, more Iced Tea and less Pop and Oprah's words, I'll be on my way to a better me in about 1-2 weeks.

Changes are afoot in my life and hopefully, will bring me the joy that has been ever-so-slightly evading me for awhile.
What's one thing that you could change today that you think would bring you more joy?
[thanks here for the image used in this post]



Cat said...

Yea! I am happy to ride this "good mood, positive energy" train with you, dear!

Glad that you have a spring in your step and smile in your heart!

xx Cat brideblu

Jenna Lee said...

Change can be beautiful and terrifying. I have been waiting for something in my life to change and recently got news that my dream has come true. Now that I have it in my reach its TERRIFYING and I am more stressed now than I ever was. I know it will all be for the best but the change is just a little scary . Best of luck in your new venture!

Anonymous said...

First off...GOOD LUCK! I'm excited you have a new endeavor, a new reason to wake up motivated, and a new place to channel your energy into.

With that being said, I totally feel ya on your recent "attitude"/"demeanor" in everyday life. I turned 27 last July (OMG I'm old) and I swear the day I hit 27, it has been rough. I lack motivation in everyday life, I'm not even sure I'm happy with things, and I can't figure out why I feel so blah all the time. I used to be this career oriented girl who aspired to be "big-time" one day, who was almost done with her MBA, and who hardly slept so she could get ahead at work and in school. Now, after nearly dropping every class I have started, I'm still in no better place with my MBA than I was last July (I have like 4 classes left...PATHETIC), I hate my job, and I do nothing else to get ahead with my career. I don't know if I'm burnt out or just yearning for something more satisfying and more "me". I guess I view my upcoming move as a "new start"...just as you do with your new position! I hope it is that way and only time will tell!

I wish you the BEST and hope you are super happy there :-)

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

hope you feel better soon! good luck on your first day, as well. change can be tough- hang in there :)

Tina said...

Well thank god for change! It sounds like you need it and I'm sure it will bring nothing but good moods and happiness for you. It's terrible, being in a work environment that brings you no joy what so ever. I hope that the new job gives you what you need to be happy.

And Oprahs last episode was seriously amazing. I almost felt like it was a commencement speech or something at a Graduation. She said nothing but the best advice and I'm sure someone like you, who really needed to hear it, felt alot from that episode. I hope you find your joy! ;)

Unknown said...

Hey..wish you all the luck for your new ventures :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with everything! I hope it goes well :)

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! I hope you're having a great day! :) I LOVE change. It just sets something afire in me!

If I could change one thing today that I think would bring me more joy, I would...move. With the hubby and baby of course!

Ever since we moved here, I told Hubs that I never wanted to move (b/c this was supposed to be our "forever" house) and I certainly didn't want to move to his hometown. I had an awesome job and I was climbing the corporate ladder and life was awesome.

But now...I want to move. I've explained to him that there's nothing holding us here anymore. In our respective fields (if we could find jobs somewhere else), we could work anywhere in the U.S. and even the world.

Now we have a baby and I either want to be closer to family or live somewhere really beautiful - like Montana, Alaska, Washington, etc.

Ashleigh said...

Change does the soul good. I'm familiar with what you were feeling, just off. I wish I could put my finger on what change could make it all better but I'm still working on it. Hope you're enjoying your 1st day in the new role!

Sienna said...

good luck! change can be good, and that picture is beautiful

Bronzed Humanity said...

Cute post! I hope this open door brings you a lot of happiness!

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this free bird said...

I hope you're hanging in there girl. Congrats on the new role. Here's to brighter days ahead.


Unknown said...

Good luck with the new position caitlin!
I made a change a few days ago, to a mostly vegan diet. I dont know how long ill be able to stick to it and at this point im not being overly strict about it, but it makes me feel good to do something good for my body.
such an inspiring post!!!

PorkStar said...

Congrats Catie lady, I hope the new job brings you a lot of happiness, stability and personal development. You deserve it.

One thing I could change today that could bring me more joy? I finally blogged. :)

Anonymous said...

change is important to our life, especially if it means growth. yea, it's stressful but i think it's worth you. you've worked so hard and you deserve what you have going for you! yay!!

i'm pretty happy with my life, i think if i could move my job to boston, that would be awesome. or be near my mom, without having to quit my job, while she is nursing back to good health would be pretty sweet, too!

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Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I hope everything goes well for you!!!

naghmeh said...

Goodluck with your new job! and I really hope that it does bring you the joy that you want in your life right now. The one thing I would change is to have a more positive outlook in life and to work harder in general :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Here's to happiness from here on out! xoxo

Kara said...

Wishing you the best in your new position! I'm wicked curious to know what it is exactly that you do...but I know how it can be totally a violation of ethics to write about work online, so I'm just gonna sit here and pout about it.


Seriously though, can't wait to hear how everything is going. Hope you feel back to 100% soon :)

Sierra said...

Change is always hard love. Sometimes it takes a while to get used to a new position. Sending you some love and a hug. Remember how fabulous you are!!