Hey friends, welcome back to Inspired by Nick!
I’m sure by now, you’ve noticed that the content on my blog has taken a nice, cozy spot on the backburner this month! (*sniff sniff*)
While constantly feeling the self-pressure of living up to next-to-near impossible standards I set for myself, I’ve reached an exciting turning point and new chapter in my professional career, that I’m excited to finally be able to share with you!
Before I dive in, I want to know why we call them “new chapters”?
My theory is that every one of our lives are like books. And just as in books, our lives contain heroes & villains, climaxes, plot-twists, and of course, a collection of chapters.
While each chapter tells a story in and of itself, nearing the ends of them, we often find ourselves at a reflexion-point, don’t we? Ultimately though, the chapters are what make up the books that are our lives. And no chapter can last forever.
I’m getting deep right now, I know, but here’s the deal –
I recently wrote a goodbye email to a list of colleagues and friends that left me feeling bittersweet.
A goodbye email that shared the ups, the downs, the celebrations, and the tears. All over the course of three years of my professional career – my first three years of living in Toronto actually.
But, at the end of the day, the time for change, was NOW.
Haven’t you ever felt that way before?
Like all you can fixate on is that new change or what you know will be a new way of life for you. Like nothing else can happen until you perform your major life-overhaul.
Whether it’s cleaning out your closet to recycle old clothes, or starting a new career opportunity… everything else can wait. The feeling of fulfillment that you’d get from your life change is what you’re really after!
That was me about a month ago. My time at my then, current, employer was coming to end, and it had felt that way for a while. It was time for a new challenge, a new opportunity, and above all, a new chapter in my book.
So today, I’m very excited to share that I’ll soon be starting a new digital marketing career in Toronto’s Financial District
A big boy job – I like to call it!
While Inspired by Nick will always continue to live on, in all of its forms, be them blog posts, photography and social media, video and more, I’ve always known that a professional career in digital marketing was what I wanted for myself.
The ability to apply my marketing knowledge + strategic thinking within different environments and professional settings helps me grow.
Many of you know that Inspired by Nick was started as a creative outlet for myself, and it will always be just that. However, the experience I continue to garner and flex in the digital world, affords me with a unique perspective and a sharper skill set. It allows me to continue to develop quality content for both you and I!
If you’re interested to know where this new chapter of my life and my digital marketing career have taken me, shoot me an email and I’d be happy to share with you!
The best part about life, is that WE get to be the authors of our own books. We also get to take the lead role (if we so choose), and forge the lives we want to live.
If there’s something in your life that needs changing or is making you unhappy, why wait?! You have the power to take action. I’ve learned that no matter your situation, there are ALWAYS options available to you.
In every scenario or setting, we have a choice. And the choices we make, create the stories of our characters. But as the author, if you’re unhappy with how a chapter is playing out, or you simply want to change something within the plot, you can.
While by day, I’ll be suited up and flexing my digital marketing skills, by night and by weekend I’ll continue creating inspiring content for all of you!
In the coming weeks, I’ll be excited to share a few more announcements – related to Inspired by Nick, including new partnerships, brand ambassadorships, collaborations and VIDEO CONTENT! Yes, video!
As always, I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for visiting IBN, and I thank the wonderful companies and brands that continue to support, and help create amazing stories that ultimately shape Inspired by Nick’s future.
For now, I turn the page to a new chapter of my book! Let’s see what it has in store for me!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick