A few months ago I had a few phone calls, a couple of meetings, lots of emails and then spent a couple of weeks trying to make a decision about my job, my life, our future.
I found myself with chest pain, the doctor decided it was anxiety. I thought heart attack, but it seems I was over reacting some what. See, I am great at making decisions for other people, fabulous at it. But for myself, not so much. If I could have paid someone to make the choice for me I would have.
Eventually a decision was made. I gave notice at my work, my work that has offered me such excellent work life balance, supported me to learn more about social media in the corporate environment, trusted me when I made up answers for them, accepted that I am a Mum first and a worker second. A place that knew the importance of gadgets for getting the job done when a girl finds herself tweeting, blogging and moderating LinkedIn for the legal industry.
I worked with a team of interesting, funny, intelligent, challenging, professional, knowledge sharing and supportive people, from Marketing types, to journos, to lawyers from all walks of life to my fabulous PR and comms mentor @KAOSVIC (you should follow her, she is all types of amazing).
Leaving them and the happy work cocoon I have swam in for the past few years was not an easy decision.
But I have.
I will miss them.
Naturally I wouldn't be leaving to go just anywhere.
My new job shall be challenging, scary, terrifying, exciting, full on, satisfying and a totally new concept. I am thrilled to have had it fall in my lap from the karma gods and can't wait to tell you all about it next week.