As I was driving home from signing the paperwork for my new “big girl” job, I was deep in jamming out to a few 2000’s oldies. It was great to hear songs that I used to listen to when younger but one song changed the way I was thinking immediately.
As I walked away from signing my contract, there was a sad pit in my heart. I was going to have to give up the amazing internship that I loved, the amazing environment that I was around, and lastly the amazing people. All those memories that I shared with the people at AKOS would never be forgotten.
As the music continued to blast, my pity party only got worse. That was until “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield came on. Listening to the lyrics, I realized that I needed to stop with my pity party and be happy with where I am going.
I am a newly engaged woman who is going to get married in a year, how can I be sad?
I am spreading my wings. I am finally ready to leave the nest of AKOS where I have done nothing but learn from amazing developers.
My life is not ending just because I get this new job, it is only just beginning. Change is difficult to me, especially when it involves a new place and new people, but I knew that no matter what new changes I had in my life, it was worth changing as long as I had the love of my life by my side.
I realized that I am just starting life. I get to experience it from the way I want to, not my parents. It is scary but I know that I will be fine. For the past 21 years, my story has had co-authors, and now this story is all mine. My story has only just begin….and well the rest is still unwritten (for now).