If you follow me on Instagram you may have already heard the good news: I got a new job! Here is where I blame my absence from the social media world to my new job, my old job, and the switch. If I am being quite honest, I did not have this change in mind. It was something that sort of just happened. One day I was fine and the next, I had an urge to leave. Thankfully, an amazing opportunity landed right in front of me that I would have hated myself for not taking, years down the road. I am still practicing my profession as an attorney, however now I am focusing primarily on immigration law.
If you recall my New Year’s Resolutions post, I said that one of my greatest ambitions is to open my own firm. While I am not there yet, I knew deep inside that this change was necessary for me to move closer to my goal. Without going into much detail, the new firm I am working for now is much bigger and as far as I can see, with greater ambitions to grow and prosper. This is where I fit perfectly as I have never been one to settle. If we are being honest, however, I had started to do that at my old job. I was no longer the same person who found passion in what she did. I mean, I did but I found nagging and just a sense of loss of hope more than passion. I am not exactly sure what it was, whether the culture of the office or even just myself.
When this new opportunity presented itself, I knew it was my time. I have always identified myself with a Frida Kahlo quote “Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar.” Meaning, feet, why do I want you if I have wings to fly. I know that it is not in my nature to remain still for long. In fact, I strongly believe that doing so encroaches on my true self. I know that my wings are long and I am meant to use them to continue flying high.
I have respect and appreciation for my old office. I grew a lot as a professional and as a person in a little over three years. With that being said, however, I know I am destined for greater things. This change has not been easy but I know it will be worth it. For starters, I am now in the city of Los Angeles. I am taking the subway to court appearances and stuck in traffic trying to get back to my peaceful little town. If any of you are from Southern California, you know how for an Orange County native this may sound like a nightmare (and trust me, it is taking some getting used to.)
This new position is giving me greater freedom as a professional, I am learning more, I am able to take control of situations that I wasn’t able to before. My whole career I have had to adopt a “sink or swim” learning curve. I am used to it by now and I appreciate it. This new position will also open up doors on a personal level. My family will have greater stability and I can only hope that as the years go by my son can see my accomplishments and be proud of me. I want him to know that what I am doing is nothing compared to the greatness he is capable of.
So if you see me a little bit less on social media or around here, know that I am not abandoning the blogging world. I just need a little time to get back on a groove and continue. This blog has been such a great source of creativity and in a sense therapeutic for me. I do not want to see it go. Thank you for continuing in our journey and I hope you continue to enjoy the ride.
P.S. I thought I would share a little message my parents gave me about the new job. I consulted with my dad prior to making the move and his response was so simple yet strong. He said, “You know you cannot stay at a standstill, you have to get higher than where you are. It’s in your nature.” My mom was a little iffy through the process but my first day she sent me a text wishing me luck and saying “You continue to be my little miracle. Just when I think there are no more steps for you to climb, you make more for yourself.” This is the type of parent I want to be for my son. Encouraging without measure.
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