Monday, February 29, 2016
One Life Change at a Time
I can't believe that after nearly a year and a half, today I start a new adventure inside the Property Management world! Last Friday I said goodbye and turned in keys to my Leasing Position in Lake Oswego. I even found myself a little emotional when my work family all came in together holding a vase of flowers and told me how much I would be missed in the office. I feel so lucky that I got to work with those people and work for the residents I did. I made friendships and got to be an advocate for so many wonderful people. I will never forget my time there and am very thankful to my boss for her leadership and generosity. I have never worked for someone like her before who was quick to make jokes and let me know it was ok to ask questions. I will always look back fondly on my time at Kruseway Commons.
But today I start something new and begin my journey in management where I have my own individual office and I'm assuming at least for a little while a lot more stress. Ha! But stress I am ready for and I can't wait to get my feet wet, get to know my staff and residents and start learning and helping. As scary as it can be to step into a role with a lot more responsibility, I feel ready! Maybe a little nervous/anxious but ready. How can we grow if we don't step outside of our comfort zone right?! It's easy to settle into something comfortable but it's when you tackle new challenges that you realize how capable you are!
So for those of you that might be reading this and you have doubts/fears/insecurities holding you back from something, just know that you are so capable! Believe in yourself and your abilities because you are the one limiting yourself. It IS scary to step outside of what you know and can predict, but when I reflect on the times that I did step out, the reward was so much higher! You have to trade short term feelings of uncertainty and discomfort as you navigate the new-ness, but once you do the payout is so worth it! Higher self esteem , possible monetary benefits, a new relationship, a more robust resume and the list goes on. Let's go suuuuuper cliche' and end this with "Reach for the Stars... you might just land on the moon." Haha that quote is overused, overrated, and so perfect for my slightly sappy blog post this morning.
Cheers to a new start, a new office and to bettering myself in the process!
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