Seriously, I dislike having to make hard decisions. I mean, who doesn’t like doing that, but I really struggle with it. I always second-guess myself, question if it’s the right thing to do, wonder what the repercussions will be or who I will hurt based on my decision. So my latest adult decision certainly did not come easy. But in my gut/heart, I know I made the right choice.
Today’s my last day at Deluxe Corp.
So where am I going, you ask? Well. I accepted a new position with UnitedHealth Group, as their senior social media communications specialist. Super fancy, eh? I’m incredibly excited, slightly terrified, but ready for a new challenge in a HUGE corporation. It’s a pretty sweet gig, lots of opportunities to grow, directions to go with the position, and a super awesome team to work with. The support I’ve received thus far is nothing short of amazing.
Obviously this decision did not come easily, because I really do love what I do at Deluxe, the people I work with, and the opportunities I’ve had. But it also kinda came out of nowhere, at the right time. And those dang recruiters are very persistent! I’m extremely grateful for all that Deluxe has given me, to those who took a chance on me when I was a naive 20-something with only 2 internships under my belt, and the many, MANY lessons learned. Millions of thanks to all the folks that I’ve worked with at Deluxe, both coworkers, agencies, vendors and randos. These people clearly do not know the real Rachel, so let’s keep it that way because I like hearing them say nice things about me.
I’m also super lucky to have so many fabulous girlfriends who reassured my second guessing, encouraged me throughout the whole process and sent me virtual squeezes. I know I say it a lot, but I seriously have the BEST.GIRLFRIENDS.EVER. #heartyoumucho. I should also thank my mother for not blabbing to everyone she knows that I was interviewing/got the job. I’ve done my best to keep it on the DL for the last 3 weeks and I’ve been pretty succesful too.
And finally, the two people who are probably the main reasons why I got the job, because they told UHG how awesome I am [I mean really, you know me, right? Mean, snarky, sarcastic?]: @andreakopfmann and @nathaneide. If you don’t know these two, you are clearly missing out on life. Both have given me amazing career opportunities, but they both say way too many nice things about me. Please stop. You’re ruining my street cred.
Alright friends. I’m on vacation for the next 11 days. I don’t start at UHG until April 10. Who wants to hang out, get a little crazy, make a few irresponsible decisions, or come over and see my sweet new couch when it arrives on Tuesday? Holler at me. Otherwise it looks like it’s me and Ruby for the next week.