Well, my work contract at a bank in Tempe, AZ as a Technical Writer/Instructional Designer/Trainer ended yesterday after six months (got extended once), and with it I've expanded my resume, knowledge base, and portfolio. In that time period, I also was enrolled in courses related to project management and attained two certifications (Scrum Master Certified
TM and Agile Master Certified
TM). Now it's off for a well-deserved week's vacay in Puerto Penasco (AKA Rocky Point), Mexico on the Sea of Cortez with two of my best buds, booked when we were there back in December - what perfect timing!
And, with the job ending, I also feel that the summer is over too since we are heading into the fall Thanksgiving holiday.
I feel much excitement about these endings and beginnings to come. I'm eager to dive full-time into the job search, and am in a much different space than when I was last at it. Perhaps the biggest difference is in my thinking and attitude - I feel very much empowered as I make my way down this path again. I look forward with enthusiasm ("with God") to see what Spirit has in mind for me - not just regarding my career but the rest of my life too.
Daniel Nahmod is one of my most favorite songwriters and singers. This past week I was re-listening (and re-listening and re-listening...) to his song "Everything New." The chorus expresses how I feel:
Bring it on, everything new, everything different, everything true.
I am ready, for my next thing to do
All I know it's gonna be everything new.
- "Everything New" by Daniel Nahmod
You can listen to the full song
For now I will say,
Adios, bendiciones, y mantenerse bien!
Good-bye, blessings, and stay well!