It’s been a month in my new work position and honestly, the time has flown by so quickly! I’ve been busy getting acclimated to my new Design Specialist duties with a marketing and communications team. This is a huge jump from designing child and infant feeding products at my previous gig. I had been praying since January of this year for the right doors to open for me and God allowed me to walk through this one. I earnestly prayed that no door be opened that He did not want me to walk through…and that wish was definitely granted! I submitted at least 20 different job applications; everything from greeting card designer to Pusheen! In the end, this door to working with a local hospital and health care system is where I landed.
My first week I kept to a schedule of meetings that included shadowing my coworkers and learning about each one’s task and how I will be collaborating with them to get things done. Its a faster paced, corporate environment and despite it being something completely different..so far I enjoy it.
The majority of my work now consists of designing graphic assets for healthcare campaigns and community events for healthcare awareness initiatives. It really is a rewarding feeling to know that my artwork and design skills are going to help the community and possibly impact someone’s life in a positive way. It gives my art purpose beyond just being enjoyed for aesthetic (which, there is nothing wrong with that either!). In my first couple of weeks, I was able to turn around one of the companies most popular events in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was definitely a proud moment to drive down the interstate and see my digital billboards glowing for all of the metro to see.
I must be honest though, I am feeling some sort of homesickness from my previous work crew. Once you’ve spent a length of time with one work team, they become like family. This is true for me, especially since the ladies I previously worked with saw me through some of the toughest times of my life: the passing of my best friend, my mother, and my mother-in-law. They were there to console me when my home was destroyed by Hurricane Ida. They were even there for me when I thought my engagement with Mr. Right was broken and over. They saw me through a lot and I’m forever grateful for their strong shoulders they allowed me to cry on. I do wish them well in their life’s endeavors in the future. Alas, most companies are not nearly as compassionate as their actual employees. So, my time there had to come to an end in order for me to further the life that Mr. Right and I want.
I can truly say that I am happy. It is a relief on so many levels. Mr. Right and I are on one accord and making plans for our future that we can actually see come to fruition. Financial stability definitely gives us both more peace of mind and enables us to enjoy each other (and our life!) a lot more.