After staying away for a year and 4 months, I’m going back to the world of advertising. I spent 9 months writing for websites, and 7 months doing PR, and those jobs have been fun. But this opportunity knocks, and I just had to grab it, or else I would never stop wondering what new adventures I would be missing.
Call me a serial monogamist when it comes to jobs, but believe me, it was a tough decision. In the end, I had to follow my gut feel. And my gut said to take this job.
It was embarrassing, having to tell my superior that I was resigning, after only 7 months working for the company, but I really had to do this for myself.
“Ikaw naman ,” Sharkboy said. He couldn’t have said it better. He’s been enjoying his job, passionate with his work, still excited over new projects. And maybe he sees the same excitement from me this time. Maybe he sees how giddy I feel just at the thought of being able to immerse myself (fully) in advertising again. I thought my last advertising job put me off from the industry forever, but apparently not. Once you’ve tried it, it’s really hard not to go back.
And he’s right. “Ako naman.” I think it’s time I pursued a career, not just a job. Since I resigned from my first job last January, I’ve been pursuing “transitional” jobs. Maybe this time, I’ll stick to this, even after the honeymoon period is over.
And so I’m doing it again, saying my goodbyes, squaring off my shoulders to face a new world. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to make the most out of it. There are sacrifices I have to make, new discoveries, new learnings, but it will work out for the best. This time, I feel I’m actually heading somewhere.
So, wish me luck as I start this new job. It’s my time. =)