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This is my last post on Unveil Your Brilliance. It makes me so grateful to Mary Kate for being such a reliable co blogger and for always supporting my ideas as we went on this journey together. It also makes me reflect on the time I spent as an intern at Epic Careering and how valuable that experience was to me. I already knew I loved getting to know people and figuring out what makes them special and Karen showed me a new way to do that through all of the aspects of career management. I learned a heck of a lot through my experience at Epic Careering and believe that I wouldn’t have landed the job I have today without it. I cannot be more honored to have been on the Epic Careering team with such amazing and inspiring people.

As I wrap up my thoughts on leaving, I just want to wish you all the very best and continued success in your lives both professionally and personally. I hope you all unveil, appreciate, and celebrate your brilliance!

Marykate wrote an awesome blog last week, giving some tips for your first day of work. I loved all of the things she said and I followed them all too! The paying attention thing is so important in training–I found out that it was really difficult in my first week because there was so much information thrown at me at once for very long periods of time. I did need to ask for a break once when I noticed my stomach was growling and I was running on empty!

Something else I should tell you is that don’t be freaked out if you absolutely can’t do anything after work the first few days. I couldn’t do anything afterwards! I would come home and eat dinner and watch TV or sit on the couch for the rest of the night.  I was exhausted mentally and physically.  I got a little scared thinking that this would be everyday after work, but as the first week progressed and the second week rolled around, I was way more energized after work and able to food shop, do laundry, cook more elaborate dinners, and make phone calls.

My first two weeks have been great and I’m so happy to be in a new city with a great job. I really can’t ask for anything more. :).

I start a new job today and I’m feeling good. I am definitely nervous, but a friend texted me today saying not to be nervous because they wouldn’t have hired you if they didn’t think you could do it. To ease the rest of my nerves I have been preparing myself. I thought I’d share some of my preparations now:

1. Dry run to work. I just moved in to my new apartment yesterday and I was a little nervous about getting to and from work in a new city. I google mapped a walking path to work and back and then screenshoted it on my phone so I have it. I did the walk today and timed it so I am familiar with the sights and the timing so I know when to leave in the mornings.

2. Read up on the company. I know I’ve already been hired but it really helps to ease my nerves to even just read over the website again. It gives me peace of mind that I know what’s going on.

3. Set out clothes. I feel like this is an age old piece of advice for first day of work or school and I don’t know why but it REALLY helps to know exactly what you are going to wear and have it set out. Maybe it’s just one more thing you don’t have to worry about or maybe it’s an aid in visualization for the next day, but whatever it is, it works.

Anyway, I hope this helps in preparing for any new thing in your life. It really helps to have specific tasks in mind that you know will help ease your nerves.

I am beyond excited. I got a full time job on Friday! I have two weeks to pick up and move to philly while still working my four part time jobs for the next two weeks. Everything about the opportunity excites me. That fact that I’ll be in an office with 40 people, working on writing and talking to people, and moving to a new city!

Since I got out of school, I’ve wanted a full time job. I’ve want this for so long before but part of me knows that it was a good thing that I had to live at home for a while. I needed to get some things straight in my mind, save money, and focus on myself. I feel a million times better than I did a few months ago and now that I got a full time job I am ready to uproot and get a bigger pot to grow in!

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