Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Turning the page.

Today I have an exciting announcement. Before I tell you, I want to say that 2013 has been an interesting year for me. The beginning of the year was rough. Really rough. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. I was drained and I wasn't my happy self for a variety of reasons that I'll not going to broadcast. Despite the trials I endured during the first six months, it's safe to say that God saw my struggles and answered my prayers. He helped me to have a MUCH better second half of the year. Between sending Charlotte to Houston, opening my eyes to the AMAZING friends and family that I have, to giving me the courage to make a HUGE career change.

2013 marked a new chapter in my book. For those of you that are newer to these parts, you can read up on my career change from Corporate America to becoming a fitness professional. Well I am happy to announce that I'm turning another page in my book! I've accepted a full time position at a health club in downtown Houston as a Fitness Specialist! My mom actually found the club online and thought I should apply. Two days later they were calling me for an interview and hired me two days after that! {You know so my drug test results could come in :)}

I'm sad to leave my clients at my current gym, but this new position is much more stable and it's pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I get full time hours, benefits, holidays and vacation just like I did when I worked at a computer all day. My hours are awesome: 5am-1pm. Now some may think that's too early, but this early bird can handle it. Then I have the rest of the afternoon to run errands, cook dinner or go to Sugar Land to see my parents! This also means that I'm not going back and forth to work like I currently do.

So what does a Fitness Specialist do? I'll continue to do personal training as well as teach various group exercises classes, but I'll also do a little bit of work at the front dest and I'll work one on one with clients to perform fitness assessments and prescribe fitness plans. The best part is that in this position I have room to grow and move up.

I'm excited to start this journey at this new gym. I believe I'll be able to relate to more of the audience since I come from a corporate background! So here's to yet another journey that seems like it should bring me joy in my career! I can't wait to start December 2nd!

How did you feel when you changed jobs? Or started your first job?
I feel like starting a new job always brings excitement and butterflies. Of course they eventually go away and work becomes work. Or at least that's how it's been for me since I left my first job {the one I loved.} I'm hoping that this new position will bring joy to my work! Or at least a bit more than usual :)

If you could change careers and be whatever you wanted, what would you do?
I would be a princess. Duh.

And just because every post needs a picture. I leave you with my good babies waiting for their new toy. Which I will point out is already destroyed and no longer exists.




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14 comments:

  1. Im so happy for you my friend! Maybe you can get me in for a workout next time Im in Houston :)

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  2. Congrats!! Sounds like a great opportunity :)

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  3. Congrats, friend! Sounds like the perfect mix and you will get your weekends back! There are two gyms in walking distance of my office so if you are at one of those, we WILL meet for lunch after you're off work one day soon!

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  4. Yeay! These are great news! Congratulations!

    Maria @ The Good Life

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  5. This really has been a huge year of change for you! I'm really excited to watch you grow in your new career! I know that you will be such an awesome instructor who is truly able to relate to her clients :-)

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  6. I'm curious to what gym it is...is it the Met? Congratulations!

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  7. Oh I'm so excited for you friend! You'll be fabulous at this job, I just know it!

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  8. That is so exciting!! Congratulations, what a huge step in your career! Meanwhile, I totally want to take a class taught by you or something one day. :)

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  9. Congrats!! Sounds like a perfect fit.

    As you know, I've changed jobs and careers in the last year. I'm writing a post for tomorrow, actually about all the things I've learned in that process.

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  10. I changed jobs in Aug after almost 18 yrs. I was scared & excited at the same time!

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  11. Congratulations on your new job! I understand the soul searching this year and am happy that you've been able to find and do what makes you happy! If you're at the downtown YMCA, I might come see you!

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  12. Congrats! Such amazing news. So happy for you. You deserve it for all the hard work you've put in.

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  13. CONGRATS GIRL!! So excited to see you chasing after want you want and getting it!! :)

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