Today is my last (full time) day at Weddingstar - I'm sticking around part time to help my colleagues through another round of our annual magazine. But boy does it feel good knowing that I'll still be in a place of comfort two days a week. A place where I'm familiar with my surroundings and comfortable knowing, more or less, what each day will hold. But where's the fun in that?
As I mentioned here, being uncomfortable can be a really good thing. Not so much if it's due to a wedgie per se, but you get the idea. That anxious feeling you get when you're "new" again... Now that's exciting - and humbling. Coming from a position where I had a lot of the answers, going in to one where I'll have a-thousand-and-one questions. Not knowing what obstacles lie around the next bend, or what opportunities may arise. It's all proof that there's always more to learn. And with that, comes growth. Then eventually, if you've hit a similar plateau, you'll break through it and continue to move forward.
As I pack up my office, I reflect on how much has happened over the past 5 years and all the ups and downs we had along the way. From winning the pitch to bring the magazine in house, to getting engaged (which you can read about here), all the while moving up the creative ladder. To all the amazing people I've had the chance to work with, this one's not easy as I'm going to miss the fun times we had. But the ladder got taller, and so I must go.