Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It's in the Air


There are a couple of ways to look at it.

I could be frightened by it.

I could look at it as an opportunity.

I have the power to choose, and I choose the latter.
And why not? Change is inevitable. It's the only constant. And I want to take advantage of it. No risk, no reward. No guts, no glory.

There's a change coming in my work. My consulting contract is up at the end of the month. It likely won't be renewed, but the company may offer me a fulltime position instead. Doing what, I'm not sure. There's a reorg going on, and I don't know what will fall out of it. Ultimately, there may be nothing there for me at all. Or I may get tapped to head up something. I just don't know yet.

And to mix it up a bit -- all of a sudden - *presto* - there are three potential opportunities that have appeared on my career horizon. Three potentially great career moves to be explored, discussed, analyzed and sorted out. No, I don't have offers in hand yet. It's too early for that. But I do have people who have reached out to me with keen interest. And the timing on that is just incredible, truly.

So I look ahead positively and explore the next potential career chapter. I don't know what will happen, but in the end, I know it will be okay. I have confidence in myself. God has given me many gifts, and I trust Him to light my path. I feel a very positive vibe in the air.

Change? Bring it.


SandDancer said...

Good for you!

I'm not really scared of change, but I find that once the idea of potenital change has been planted in my head, I become impatient for it happen.

M said...

I know what you mean. Even though something may be offered to me in my current environment, it feels like I've already moved on emotionally to the other possibilities out there.

I had a very good first phone interview yesterday with one of them and am moving forward to the next round of the process. They're actually a London-based firm, with offices just off of Fleet Street, and a small U.S. office in Dallas, walking distance from my townhouse. What are the odds? :) Maybe I'll be having an after work cocktail with all of you soon! :) Wouldn't that be grand?

SandDancer said...

Oh that would be great! And we could go for afternoon tea and eat scones!

M said...

Real scones! Yay!

Will keep you all posted on progress. The upside is that it is a great career opportunity, an increase in pay, the possibility of working abroad...but the travel/away from home demand will be challenging. Everything's a tradeoff, you know?

This is only one of two opps that have a potential London tie, so odds may be good that we'll do tea together one day! :)

Miss Forthright said...

Scones sound good, and meeting up sounds even better. Good luck with it all, M. xx