There’s something special about fall. It marks the end of summer, the beginning of the school year, and the highly-anticipated break in humidity. You reignite your love affair with espresso brown, dark purple, and burgundy. You start to remember how nice it is to wear jeans without feeling hot and sticky. The smell of wood burning in a fireplace makes you smile. Everything just seems a little bit different at the start of fall, even if the only thing that’s changed is the color of the leaves.
Well this fall, things don’t just seem different, but there are actually some huge changes happening! Since getting certified this summer, I have continued working with Fighting Trim to develop their programming, and even more recently, I was offered a position at BodySmith Training Gym in Washington D.C. as a personal trainer! I haven’t really started yet, in terms of working with clients, but I plan to start slowly (part-time) and test the waters a bit. Get myself used to major changes in smaller doses. I’m really not sure what my schedule is going to be like, but I know it’s going to be quite different than what I’m used to with an office job. Once things pick up and I begin to work with clients, I’m sure I’ll have to figure out!
Still finding my way in the grown-up world; I’ve realized how important is it to follow my passions, try new things, and pursue a career that would be fulfilling for me. For my first job out of college, I feel like I’ve learned a lot of things that I can apply not only to work, but life in general. This job has helped me identify when I’m most/least productive, how to work best with different personalities, and how to use my strengths to my advantage. But perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned from this job is what I definitely don’t want to do – work in an office all day. However, with personal training, I have the opportunity to try out something that really gets me excited. Sure a paycheck is nice, but why not get a paycheck while also doing something you truly enjoy. For most of my life I’ve taken the safe route. I was stayed away from change; too afraid of the unknown possibilities. But change can be good. As I was once told, you spend so much of your life working, you might as well be happy with what you do.