“So things have been a little bit crazy for me right now.”
I was standing in the middle of the sidewalk in Foggy Bottom, pacing up and down the same half-block of I St. outside the Metro station. I always pace when I’m on the phone. The constant movement of my legs while concentrating on something else is representative of my life in general. On the other end of the line was Erin, a friend and photographer in Dallas. We have been keeping each other accountable for each other’s big personal projects with regular Sunday phone calls. I was in the middle of explaining why I haven’t done anything new with my YouTube channel lately.
My car’s registration, safety, and emissions certification all expired on October 1st. When I went to get my car inspected mid-September it failed with flying colors. I’ve since spent the better part of the past few weeks trying to get my car up to snuff.
Caroline, my long-time roommate of five years, has decided to move out. I now have to scramble and organize a roommate search.
However both these things paled in comparison with what was currently occupying my mind.
“So I got a job offer from Volkswagen this weekend.”
I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life. MXM Social is an amazing place to work. I’ve loved every waking moment of my three and a half years there. The people there are amazing, the experiences I’ve had are ones I’ll never forget, the things I’ve learned are countless. I have become a better person and a better storyteller thanks to MXM Social and for that I am forever grateful.
Next week I’ll end one chapter of my life and begin a new one with VW. I will be leading the creation of a new video production group inside their U.S. Headquarters. It is an opportunity that doesn’t fall into your lap everyday, and I am excited to take on the challenge.
It is really scary to change your life and I know the next few months will be a period of great change. A new job, a new commute, a new roommate are just some of the big changes coming down the pike. There’s a lot of uncertainty down the road ahead but at the same time there is a lot of excitement and I’m ready to walk down this new path head-first.