Sunday, December 21, 2008

T-minus 1 week, 6 days

A mere two and a half days ago I learned that I would indeed be fulfilling one [of many] life-long dream[s]: I would be relocating to New York City. I should be exhilarated, proud, ecstatic, and I am...However, I am also stressed, confused, and, in a way, doubting myself.

I'm just a Midwestern girl -- could I survive in the big city? All of the VP's and Account Execs I interviewed with seemed to love the fact that I am from the Midwest, so why can't I? I somehow was able to sound quite convincing in my interviews when I said that I would bring the hardworking values I learned in my middle class, Midwestern roots to the job at hand.

At first I was so confident and sure of myself, but now, now I am questioning not only the move, but myself. I know deep down that my experience and education points me down the path of success byway of New York. I know I shouldn't doubt myself--I have no reason to.

In the next week and a half I will be tying up loose ends here in Minnesota and at home in Wisconsin, with my arrival in New York coming on January 3. First day on the job? January 5.

Life happens--and changes--fast.

1 comment:

  1. I can relate to this whole range of emotions that one experiences before leaving. It's hard sometimes, at least has been in my case, to justify leaving such a wonderful life of "knowns" here just to experience something unknonwn. I figure that once all these quesiton marks of the future are answered, the anxity will subside and the looks of latter posts, it looks like you're adjusting just fine! A great bit of news for me to hear!