starting from scratch


part of my new commute, snapped with my blackberry.

Yesterday was my last day at the job I've had for the last two and a half years. I loved working there. I was lucky enough to have had wonderful colleagues, flexible hours, amazing benefits, and lots of room for creativity.

Recently, I was presented with the possibility of a new opportunity within the same institution. After a long period of consideration, I realized that moving on would be the best choice for me. Though it would be tough to leave behind my treasured colleagues and favourite projects, I was ready to try something new. 

Even though I would only be moving a few blocks away, it's still a bit nerve-wracking to start over, especially when you've gained confidence and momentum in what you're doing. I'm not, however, one who craves comfort or continuity. In fact, even typing both of those words makes me feel restless and anxious for change. 

I believe it's healthy to slash-and-burn, and to force yourself to strip everything away and start from scratch. The nervous energy created by a new situation is a great fuel for creativity and growth... but that doesn't mean I'm not nervous. I am. But that's a good thing, right?

Day 7/30 of the 30 Days of Blogging challenge.