I have been working in the same position for 4 years. It’s something that I love and am very proud of. I’m good at what I do, knowledgeable and confident. I have experience in my field and am quick with answers, results, and reports.
But I needed a change.
So when I was offered a new position a couple weeks ago I jumped at the chance.
I accepted before I could convince myself that I couldn’t do it. Because I knew I would, I knew I would say no if I thought too long; change is hard, it’s scary, and it’s overwhelming.
So after I hung up the phone with my boss, and after I had said yes, I took a deep breath and let myself question my answer.
I didn’t suppress the worry, I didn’t ignore the nerves, and I didn’t let go of the anxiety.
Because that’s part of the process.
I wrote down all of my questions, I processed my anxiety, and I absorbed my worry.
I’m trying something new and exciting. I’m on the bridge to a new adventure and it’s unfamiliar territory. I’m paving a new path and I have no idea where it will lead me.
But I have the skill, I have the knowledge, and I know that my boss has the confidence in me.
So with my anxiety acknowledged I go forward into a new chapter but I layer on top of that confidence, intention, and ability.
I know I can do this.
I just have to try.