First business trip with the new job. Here we go ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

    Starting a new job and preparing to move across the state of Texas has really cut into my consumption and really everything else. Canโ€™t wait for things to be done and next week to start settling down ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

    The craziest part about starting a new job is always navigating permissions and lack of access to things you need. If someone could make that as easy as clicking one button, they’d be a billionaire.

    An Update on Work

    Iโ€™ve always been someone who is my own worst enemy when it comes to looking for jobs and interviewing. Constantly down on myself, questioning my abilities, and not utilizing networking properly.

    Itโ€™s been a journey but for once all that work paid off and Iโ€™ve accepted a new position! The family will be moving from Austin to Dallas area now in the coming weeks and months. Crazy journey, but new adventures lie ahead!

    Recruiter: What is your availability next week?
    Me: schedules time to interview.
    Hiring manager: You don’t have time this week?
    Me: The recruiter didn’t offer any availability this week..
    Hiring manager: Cool let’s interview tomorrow instead.
    Me: panic sets in Okay sounds good.

    As mentioned last week, I’m going through a bit of a career reflection. Trying to decide if IT is the right path for me or if I should return to the business world ๐Ÿค”.

    Joined a mentor program at work and am meeting my matched mentor for the first time (virtually) today. I am nervous because I hate talking about myself in a professional sense.

    I swear spam calls are at an all-time high. I even get them on my work phone when I am in the office.

    Struggles with Work and IT

    As someone who changed careers and industries at 30, I sometimes find myself struggling with a growth plan. Recently joined a mentor program and meet my mentor for the first time this Friday.

    I’m nervous in many ways, but also hopeful. I’d like to gain insight into how to navigate the IT industry, how to become an effective leader, and how to juggle investing in my curiosities versus my actual career path. Hoping my mentor can just shed light from her experience and her journey, and maybe inspire me to finally take the next step in my own.