Easing in.

So it’s been a little over a week since my first day in my new role (if you missed the news, catch up here), and it’s been such an amazing first few days! It’s not every day you get to return to a company that you not only loved working for, but also loved the people you were working alongside. Since my first day back in the building I’ve been flooded with congratulations, positivity and assistance as I work to get up to speed. But this transition into the promotions director role has been really enlightening for a few different reasons. While I anticipated switching industries and positions would have its challenges, I’ve already picked up on a few imperative skills that are helping make said switch as seamless as possible. So in this post I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned thus far. No matter the industry or the position you’re stepping into, I think these tips will be helpful for all! Continue reading

Kate Spade Sailor Knot

Knotted.

I’ve been knotted lately. You tell a single mom who’s worked at least 2 (at times 3) jobs the last 10 ish years that she’s going to have weeks off in between jobs – it just threw me off! Despite the fact that I’m going to work for an amazing company, and continuing to teach on the side, the whole routine is going to change. While I’m confident that said change will be for the best, I’ve been grappling with the uneasy feelings that change can bring over the last few weeks. Continue reading

I never asked to be Superwoman.

If you’ve kept up with my posts so far, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek into the life I packed into my last 10 ish years. What started as a journey to support my son as a single parent has evolved into a lifestyle and a mindset that I constantly need to be pushing, dreaming and achieving. There’s nothing wrong with pushing, dreaming and achieving, but I’ve often felt exhausted, even struggled to find balance between all of the hats I wear and felt guilty when I’m not always focused on the next goal. When I stumbled upon an article by Tamisha Sanjnani, it articulated everything I’d been trying to say – I never asked to be Superwoman. Continue reading