First week in my new role at this new amazing corporation, and I must say that I have completely fallen head over heels in love with this place and everything about it.
Dream Job? CHECK.
Robert Downey Jr. personifies the emotions I'm experiencing on the week of my 1-year anniversary of being made redundant employment-wise, particularly as I celebrate the newest opportunity where my presence is actually wanted and needed. And again, I'm reminded of a certain phrase my dear Mom used to say (and probably still does, to this day)...
Onward and upward.
This is my Big City view as I walk to and from my covered parking garage every day, and seeing it all gives me that uptown-chic kind of vibe as I go. I mean, how can you ever get enough of this awesome sight? Must say a slight jolt of electricity hits me every time I take in this view while walking around downtown Omaha, and then I shake my head in disbelieve at how crazily scary it all felt just 4 short months ago. Who knew living the career dream could rise up out of nothing so unexpectedly? Feeling blessed and grateful that it did, just in time to save me from living in hermit mode for the rest of my adult years.
*sniffs back tears of happiness*
In fact, my fellow teammate is a former long-time cheerleader friend of whom I have the utmost respect in too many ways to count. Who knew life would come full-circle in such an unexpected way?
Here we are at the Creighton basketball game cheering on my alma mater and celebrating 25 years of marriage together. And as I post this blog entry, I am also celebrating a new beginning with the start of my new employment this week. At the pinnacle of my life, I am feeling overwhelmingly blessed by the uplifting milestones surrounding me at this moment.
While I am grateful for the job application invites to become a pizza delivery or Lyft driver, call center representative, warehouse associate, insurance agent, receptionist, dog walker or pet sitter, day care worker, financial advisor, sales representative, machinist, and more, I remain fixated on my dream to return to a career that puts my background and education to best use. And after experiencing an extremely low emotional start this week, these words of inspiration received from Arnold Schwarzenegger (by way of Alexa's Inspire Me skill) helped remind me to stay focused on my vision, give 100%, and never stop believing that my dream will happen.
Thanks, Arnie. I'll be back - most definitely.
So much action is taking place on my job transition right now that I cannot even keep up with it blog-wise. A good thing, right?? In a nutshell, I've been acquiring new Tech Recruiters on a daily basis; my employment applications are seeing results; and I seem to be focusing in on the best search methodology in finding potential opportunities. And really, the best part is that I can still file a weekly claim and receive an unemployment check while doing so.
Yeah, I'm doing OK in spite of the situation.
Today my Learning-New-Mad-Skills plan involved Wireframing where I created a prototype of a website mock-up in Adobe XD and advanced my web design skill set even further. And after only minutes of playing around with this tool, I'm realizing how much further I can dive into this whole Learning-New-Mad-Skills process while waiting to land another position. What perfect timing, right?
Onward and upward!
Feeling feisty to the extreme after submitting 34 job applications to 25 different employers. Also soon to be unrecognizable if this goes on too much longer.
Sensing a tail and fur coat coming on.
Since landing back in Omaha after that whole escape-from-life visit to the desert, I've hit the ground running in pursuit of more new career opportunities. So with my next interview lined up for tomorrow, I find this photo to be an appropriate freeze frame of me with my feet back on the ground ready for that next big break just sitting out there waiting to happen. Feeling empowered, confident, and worthy of even greater opportunities...
MY "A" GAME IS SO ON.
I am Brenda Swenson and sometimes I blog.