I have always wanted to work in marketing ever since I was younger. I found this great rhythm with working in social media. I knew that I didn’t want to leave this field. However, I just felt like I was living out the movie Groundhog Day with each new professional step. If you haven’t seen that movie before, there’s this guy named Phil Connors (Bill Murray) who lives the same day over and over again. No one knows he’s living out the same day over and over except for him. Which sucks. At first, he has fun with it but eventually he gets fed up. Maybe that’s what happened to me? I became frustrated for too many reasons to list. Then I became sad because things weren’t going my way. It was exhausting.
Then, I stopped trying to force things to happen and I just focused on trying to understand and improve what I could where I could until I learned what I needed to learn and could move on. I had this list of things I wanted in a new opportunity. I wanted to move out of managing the day to day logistics of social and transition into a more strategic role at a larger organization. In Groundhog Day, Phil ends the cycle of waking up everyday to the same day by making it the best day possible. Focusing on making the best of what was in front of him as opposed to anything else.
I’m happy to share that I have found that role and will be starting a new job on Monday! I was able to find a great opportunity focused on doing exactly what I want (strategy) and moving away from day to day social and community engagement. I’ll share more as I ease into the new role. For anyone out there going through something similar: stay encouraged. Find the best part about where you are and focus more on that than what you don’t have. Focus on what your heart desires and less on how disappointed you are. You’ll make it!