A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

The Week in Between

20507584_10213531837714353_6449662465477211912_oThe felt the harsh yellow light from the sun beating down on me as I sat high on top of a trotting Quarter Horse. A cool breeze brushed passed our faces as we gained a little speed. We rode along a path in between rows of crop and a ditch not too far away from my friend’s home. I found myself letting the reigns slip out a little from my hands in a loose grip after I gave a cue to the horse to slow to a walk. It was quiet and peaceful, and it gave me time to think about where I have been in life and where I was heading.

The trail riding came in the middle of a week I had planned to take in between my old job and my new one. I had walked out of the office for the last time after hugging co-workers and shaking hands while saying goodbye.

For the past two years, I had worked my way from the part-time student intern to the Public Relations Specialist who managed the majority of the organization’s communication. I had enjoyed all that I learned about working in the “real world” with a “grown up” job and saw the importance of working to better yourself in your career.

It was difficult to say goodbye to the team of people that I had grown with and who I have learned so much from, but I knew the next adventure needed to happen in order for me to keep learning and growing in my career.

I know that choosing the more challenging path won’t be easy. I’ll have to learn names all over again, figure out new routes I would travel to work, and build the trust of a team of people who have certain expectations of me. However, I know that these and other more experiences will only make me better at what I do.

I know that the comfortable and easy path may not always be the right one.

One response

  1. You got it, Jasmine! And you will keep growing beyond measure. Best of everything to you, my friend. xoA

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    August 11, 2017 at 7:12 PM

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