Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Because you never know what life is going to throw your way

I've been given a great opportunity on my job, one that will take me in a whole different direction in my career. I'm excited!

My actual job is in IT as a software developer. When I started this career path nine years ago it was because I was sick to death of people. I'd worked at the airport for years, listening to whiny, crybaby passengers, and I just couldn't take it anymore. IT sounded perfect to me, sitting in a cubicle all day, creating software, no one bothering me. The truth, it's boring as hell. Turns out that I actually like people. I miss them. 

The new opportunity is project management, with lots of interaction with a lot of new people. This particular project involves a lot of traveling, which guess what, I also like. I work for an airline, traveling is in my blood. 

Which brings me to the title of my post. If this opportunity had arisen a year ago, which was when I decided I really didn't like sitting in a cubicle all day, all by myself, I would have had to turn it down. At 240 pounds the thought of traveling, sitting on an airplane for hours, would have horrified me. Meeting new people, oh God no! My self-confidence was at an all time low. I felt ugly, mentally and physically. 

So once again, I realize that you need to be prepared for whatever life sends your way, climbing a rock wall, snowshoeing in a blizzard for almost four hours, or traveling extensively and meeting new people. You need to be ready. Guess what? I'm ready to take it all on.

7 comments:

Tricia said...

That sounds awesome, Diana! Congrats! I'm at that point now where I just don't wanna deal with people anymore too. Maybe I'll miss it one day, but for now, I know I need a break soon. Good luck in your new position, I'm sure you'll do great!

bbubblyb said...

Congrats Diana!!! Good luck! Loved the snow pictures too.

Ron said...

Congrats on that new job opportunity. That is awesome. Happy for you!

antgirl said...

Ooooo!! Fabulous! I'm so glad to hear something great breaking your way.

You're right, we must be ready. That's what keeps me at this. After all, what if Oprah calls? LOL

Ida said...

Wow for you! Things like this don't just happen by accident. God had impeccable timing.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Wonderful! Congrats and good on ya hon!

Perry said...

That is super news Diana!! You are SO right - have to be ready for anything these days!