Life Update: I Have a New Job!

Frock Files: I Have a New Job!

When we came back from Hawaii a few weeks ago, things had changed. Yes, we were browner and more relaxed and a few pounds heavier, but there was one other thing, too. While we were traveling, I received a job offer that was so good and exciting and wonderful that there was no way I could walk away. So I said yes. Yes, yes, yes.

Leaving my current role at the university isn’t easy because I have loved working there. I’ve formed awesome relationships with my coworkers and our award-winning team. They’re just the best, smartest, most talented people around. I’ve nurtured the school’s social media presence–we call it my baby, which is what it feels like. And I have great pride in the university, which has risen up from its underdog days to become an awesome research institution. I’ll miss it, and I’ll be forever grateful that my team gave me the chance to prove myself there. We have done incredible things together.

All that said, I’m so ridiculously excited about what’s ahead in my new role. I’ll be handling social media and community engagement for a company that helps people to find their dream jobs, to negotiate better, to essentially become better, more confident versions of themselves. For years, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life but their materials helped me to figure it out and even to land my job at the university! I have to admit, it was a little odd to interview with the company that taught me how to interview. But because the materials are all about being an authentic, high performing individual, the impact is universal. I’m thrilled that I’ll get to be part of this impressive, growing team of rock stars.

My new job is completely remote, which means I’ll be spending a lot more time here in my home office. Way back when, I painted it dark grey, and while I’ve enjoyed my little cave, I’m beginning to feel like it might not do for 40+ hours each week. So another change is on the way–a white washed, sunny office (to match our white washed, sunny bedroom!).

If you see me and I have paint splatters all over myself, it’s because it’s going to take a LOT of primer to cover up my previous paint job. But I know that once it’s done, it will feel like a fresh start. Like spring.


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  1. Yay! Congratulations on your new exciting role!

  2. Yahoo! They are lucky to have you.

  3. Joy! This is amazing!! Congratulations! I have been a huge fan of Ramit, his company, and resources for years! This is a great fit for you, and I am so happy for you! Can’t wait to hear more about this exciting new chapter! Congratulations!!

    • Thanks, Jess! Actually, I’m almost 100% sure you’re the one who introduced me to Ramit’s materials to begin with. Look at what you started! Thank you for that. I’m eternally grateful.

  4. Congrats! That is so fantastic! I am sure it will be amazing, and the fact that you get to work from home is awesome! So excited for you!

  5. Catherine says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations Joy.Well earned!

  6. So excited for you!!

    • Thanks, Monica! I’d been thinking about it a bit, but this whole snowball gained momentum with that conversation we had a couple of years ago, where you said to me: “You know, Grace Bonney wrote about getting a regular job. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about that for ourselves.” It was the best path for me to go down and I’m so glad we had that chat.

  7. A HUGE “Congratulations!” Best of luck on this new and thrilling adventure, Joy!

    • Thank you so much, Uncle Beefy! I remember a few months (perhaps a year?) back you were just starting an exciting new job and I was inspired by your bravery. xo

  8. Congrats, Joy! Hope you are enjoying the new job and bright office. Wishing you the best as you start this new chapter. šŸ™‚
    PS- I had shave ice at Ohana the other day and thought of you! šŸ˜€

  9. I’m SO excited for you Joy! You are gong to be so amazing in that role.
    PS, I want to see your office when it’s done šŸ˜‰

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