I’ve finally arrived at a turning point of my career. If you recall, three months ago, I predicted “One thing is certain – my career will be at a turning point within a couple of months” and sure enough, I’m starting a new job next week! The process to get to this point has been filled with stressful activities: research, job applications, phone interviews, in-person interviews, follow-up interviews, negotiations, deliberations, and ultimately, a resignation.

The process took 6 months from start to finish.

The result?

I have decided to leave the industry I have known for the past ten years and try something new. Next week, I will be in a different building, among new peers, and will probably be overwhelmed with the task at hand, but I’m looking forward to the challenge of learning a new industry, new terminology and new team dynamics.

I’m excited for the future but it is bittersweet at the moment. This is my last week at my current company and it’s hard to say good-bye to all my peers. Luckily, I have worked with a great team of people who are supportive of my goals and wish me well.

I’m looking forward to this new adventure in life. Fingers crossed that I have made the best decision. I’ll provide another update once I get my feet wet.

Have you had to leave a long-term career for a new path?