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  • Writer's pictureMaria Vandenburg

Embracing Change: The Start of the New

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

My life for the last few months has been a bit all over the place.

I left my first job in London, moved out of my flat, went traveling for a month, found a new flat, and am now in the process of kicking off a brand new job and my final year of my MBA program.

I would be lying if I was to say that I'm not a bit fearful and anxious, but I am also really excited at the exact same time.

Monday - the 8th of October is both my first day at my new job as well as my first day as the Chief Financial Officer for the Entrepreneurial Board experience for my MBA.

Jobwise - I am incredibly excited. I will be working as a Project Manager for the EMEA region for a company called workfront. Most of the job will be remote, but I will have in- person training for the next few weeks. I will also be reporting to my old VP from the advertising agency I worked for in Seattle (who I love) and a new Director who is actually starting at the exact same time as I am.

MBA wise. Well inititally, I was really grateful to be given the CFO role for this next term because I consider Finance my weakest link. In my mind it was great because I didn't have a job lined up yet so I would have all the time in the world to properly dive in and grow more confident working in and around numbers. Well, the universe thought otherwise... but again, deep down, even though I'm concerned, I know it will be OK.

Finally - the last piece is that I have verbalised what I would like to do for my "Space for Risk" and final paper for school. Space for Risk is a Module that is designed to push us out of our comfort zones, do something that challenges us. I have been involved with a company that I love called for some time now. They offer a wide variety of 30 day "courses" - like 30 days of Brave, 30 days of Gratitude, 30 days of Love, etc...  What I want to challenge myself to do is to develop my own 30 days to Series to help others on their journey. Now that I have started to put that energy out into the world, I need to actually sit down and physically start doing/writing/focusing on what this series/course will actually look like. That's new and nerve wracking as well!

So there is a bunch of new that is entering into my world recently. A few months ago I wrote about making peace with uncertainty, now everything seems to be all about embracing change.

So - we will see what the next few months hold for us shall we!

Wish me luck as I start to dive in..

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I'll love you forever... well I will probably do that anyway but still <3


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