Our new data and finance assistant Tracy reflects on her latest adventure – joining the bunch at Rambutan.
When I moved to Leicestershire from New York City in January 2020, I knew my life would be drastically changing. I had longed for that very thing for years and had pushed for it unrelentingly since deciding to pull up my roots and make that international move. What unknowingly awaited me was eighteen months of limbo, continuing to work remotely for my old employer while I waited impatiently for the world to reopen. I now see it as time spent preparing myself to embark on my next journey, a new role with a new company. I awoke this spring/summer to find my next new adventure, working at Rambutan.
Starting a new job after working from home for eighteen months has meant meeting loads of new people all in one go. It’s only been a short time but I’m so excited to have found a place amongst such energetic, inspiring people. Moving from a role in the financials of the real estate industry to an environment that promotes growth, collaboration and enthusiasm for innovation has given me new life. My daily commute that once involved pounding the pavement in Brooklyn has transformed from drudging my slippered feet up my stairs to cycling through peaceful paths of green trees. At the end of the path are my new colleagues who value people, honest conversation, and empowerment through self-expression. It’s given me new life and I can’t wait to see what lies around the next corner.
Not only is my heart stretching to contain all the friendly new faces, but my brain is also getting a new workout as well. Learning new skills on the job can be exhilarating. This makes the days go by so quickly and makes me feel alive. This is what Dr Frankenstein was yelling about! The electricity pulsing through us all goes to good use no matter the task, but if you are learning or practising, processing new information or thinking critically in a new way, you can almost feel it moving through you, from your head to your fingertips like a fresh jolt of caffeine.
Going back out into the world for work means that every day is different now. Change, while scary, can be extremely beneficial. I try to stay flexible because I see change as inevitable. You can either fight it, or you can embrace it. I chose this transition because I wanted adventure! At times it has been challenging but still immensely worth the effort. I am gazing out the window at Treetops to a broad stretch of greenery and the sun is shining very brightly, indeed.