For my fabulous Pocketful of Joules readers who are not friends with me on Facebook, I wanted to share my status update from yesterday:
“You know that feeling you get when you’re passionate about your job and actually enjoy working your butt off to do it well? I just found it again. Consulting is my jam.”
After months of feeling sad, listless and basically all-around pooed on, I’m falling in love with marketing all over again.
In addition to searching for a full-time marketing position, I put the word out that I was looking for consulting work. Some of my initial ideas for offerings: social media campaigns, event planning coordination, marketing plans, public relations campaigns, branding plans, creating & updating newsletters, website updates, grant writing, etc.
I got together with another marketing guru and he told me about a couple people who he heard might need some help. Two days later, I’ve got my first consulting client and I LOVE IT!
I get the chance to be creative again!
I get positive reinforcement! (What??? That’s like CRACK to marketing people!)
Oh yeah, and I get paid for doing what I love!
I’m on that heady ‘falling in love’ high where I realize that I actually do rock at my job, I just made the mistake of staying at a company who didn’t realize it.
I should have done this AGES ago!
Of course, when you’re used to having a steady job with a paycheck twice a month it’s pretty scary to quit and start your own consulting firm. So maybe I shouldn’t have done this ages ago. You know what though, for someone losing their job anyways, this is really the best opportunity ever for me to try a bunch of things that I love.
Wow, so this is what they mean when they say something is a blessing in disguise…