Ok guys and gals – I KNOW I’m supposed to be consistent with this blogging thing but I’m working on it! Vacation really threw me off. It was a great digital detox.
So I DID go to lunch with a coworker in February, I’m just getting around to posting it now!
My lunch date last month was Ashley! I’m not sure how others feel about this but I always feel some sort of connection with people with the same name as me. (I have yet to meet someone IRL who spells it the same though!)
Ashley and I have worked together for a little while, and she moved into the same department as me, but our job duties rarely caused us to cross paths. I was so happy to take this opportunity to get to know her better. And guess what? She loves cats. A lot.
We had a delicious lunch at The Lunch Box and made the trek through beautifully soft falling snow. It was great conversation and we definitely need to do it again!
I asked Ashley to answer this question:
What is a struggle you’ve been through, how did you overcome and what advice would you give to someone going through something similar?
A struggle I’ve been through recently was deciding whether or not to accept a promotion to a different department. I was comfortable in my current position but wasn’t feeling challenged anymore. However, the idea of moving to a completely different department scared me and I wasn’t confident that I would be a good fit in that position. Deep down I knew that I had to take the promotion but still wasn’t totally convinced. I talked to my parents about it, hoping they would tell me what I should do, but ultimately it had to be my decision. I realized my only hesitation was my fear of the unknown and I had to get out of my comfort zone. I accepted the promotion and am so glad I did. My advice to people going through a similar situation would be to trust your gut and have confidence in yourself. I read a quote once, “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try,” and am trying to apply that to my life. Things might not always work out how you hoped they would but you’ll never know unless you try.
Thanks for your insight, Ash! That is great advice.
Kayaking on the ocean in California was definitely something that really scared me and I’m glad I did it. I thought I was going to die, but now I have a good story to tell and it was a great bonding experience with my brother, who also probably thought he was going to die…by my hands…haha.
What is something YOU have done that scared you?
Stay tuned to see who ends up my lunch date in March!
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