I Got a New Job - Part Two
As you may have guessed from the radio silence, my new job has taken over my life BUT I love it! I'm still learning and getting into a groove, but everyone at the company is phenomenal.
It's interesting, for so many people of my generation, the goal is to do their own thing; be an entrepreneur; be a #girlboss; start your own company. I think it's the side effect of growing up in the shadow of our fellow Millennial Mark Zuckerberg. I'm not saying these aren't admirable goals and to a large extent they're what I was somewhat doing prior to this job (more accurately toying with). With all of the emphasis on being your own boss and creating something new, there is this unspoken put-down of those who work in a more traditional setting. It's as if we're not as creative, as motivated, as forward-thinking. No one says it, but I definitely sense it. Anyone else?
I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I completely disagree with the notion that those in corporate America are somehow less than our entrepreneur counterparts. In joining corporate America, I haven't lost any creativity, motivation, or desire to innovate. Rather, I finally feel like I have more time to do those things. Without spending time working on getting clients, I have more time to do my actual work. Being part of a team gives me people to inspire, support, and teach me right by my side all the time. With the resources of a large company, we can accomplish so much. It's incredibly exciting and rather than feel like my world has closed, I feel like it has blown wide open.
I am so excited for all that is to come. I am so thankful for my friends and family who have been so supportive as I find my way. I am so grateful that I was given this opportunity and hope that this is the beginning of a long and wonderful time at my new day-time home.
What do you think? Are you in the corporate world or doing your own thing?