This whole job search thing has me really revved up and motivated. I really hope I find something that works for me, but I'm happy because it's really giving me the opportunity to look at what I want. I took some time yesterday to do some brainstorming about what skills I have, what skills I want to develop, and where I want to be. I don't think I've been very strategic about my career thus far. I've done a lot of falling into things - I fell into my current company and I fell into HR. Now, I need to be decisive. I decided to move to California and it was a gamble that paid off. I decided to move into Events and it seems like this may not be the best bet for me. I'm learning and growing and moving on. That's all I can do.
I'm not really sure where I want to go, but I think that's a good thing. I honestly don't know if I'm ready for a true career yet. I think I just want to find as many jobs as possible that can build some key skills that I can take with me when I decide I want to strike out on my own. I want to build up my network and I think moving around the company is a perfect way for me to do that. I know that I'll learn no matter where I go, but I want to think about what skills I will need to be a successful entrepreneur, build those, and then narrow down my focus and go for it.
I'm getting excited!