So, I quit my job as an Energy Trader!

So I quit my job!

It’s insane even typing that! One of the many reasons why I have been so quiet and haven’t posted in over a month is that my current new job has been a bit hectic and I honestly just needed the break from blogging for a bit.

I’m not making a complete career change just a slight pivot where I’m now working as an Energy Analyst for renewable energy markets! There is more to this change that I will delve into a bit more at a later stage but I just wanted to document this great but scary pivot in my life.

I know the last thing I posted was trying to follow Da Vinci’s daily schedule which I unfortunately did not stick to as planned but I plan on doing a full reset of that starting tomorrow (22 July 2020)!

So anyways why the change?

Well, it was for a myriad of reasons but the main one was that even though I really enjoyed working as an Energy Trader I just felt like I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t even try and shoot for something that was outside of my current comfort zone.

I wanted to build upon my passion for the energy industry but I still had this nagging feeling that I hadn’t experienced as much as I could if I would just take the leap.

See I realized that I was at a good spot in life, I’m single, don’t have any children and I’m not tied down by financial things like mortgages. In this way, I realized that I had more freedom to take drastic leaps.

The other reason was that growing up I’ve always had this unexplainable feeling and urge to travel the world. To go to new countries and experience new cultures. I guess I’ve just wanted to find my place in this big world outside of my home country, Namibia.

In all the things that pop in my mind, I always just want to be able to say I tried and not just settle out of assumptions.

I will say this career change was FAR from easy and I would be lying if I didn’t say that I still get bouts of anxiety and fear just thinking about it because it entails leaving home and starting something of my own in a place where I don’t know ANYONE. That fear however felt like a clear sign that I should make that leap because those have always been the situations where I learned the most not only about myself but the world.

I’m beyond thankful for the job I had as an Energy Trader at NamPower, the experience I gained there helped better shape all that I had learned in University and was an important step that opened up the door to the current opportunity I have now!

I will reveal the place and country I’m moving to soon. I want to have a separate post for that.

Either way this little pixie was standing at a fork in the road and has decided to take the first few steps on her chosen path.

I can’t wait to update more and look out for my updates on the Da Vinci schedule.

Never forget to carpe all the diems!

Love,

Selma

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  1. Congratulations on the new job, that’s great news! I know that a big move and changes like this can be difficult and intimidating, and I’ve flipped the table on my life before too. But I think you’re right in that now is the best time in life to do it, and as long as you’re happy and excited about what the future holds that’s what matters! Best of luck with everything, and I can’t wait to hear about where you’re off to and what you’re doing next!

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    1. Selma-Penna says:

      Thank you so much Kyle! I’m still in a bit of a daze but super excited to start this new chapter and see what’s on the other side. You are so right it can be a very scary phase and the uncertainty is especially nerve-wracking! Thank you for your kind words and well-wishes, they really made my day and I will keep them in mind whenever I get those doubtful thoughts creeping up on me 😂. I can’t wait to reveal where I’m going as well just have to finish preparing it all. Either way, hope you have been doing well throughout this pandemic and wishing you all the best in your own endeavors as well!

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      1. Oh good, I’m really happy to hear I helped a bit! You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t have doubts, especially with such a big change, but you sound like you know what you want and that’s really the most important thing. It might be tough for a while at first but you’ll get there. And thank you! My family and friends and I are doing okay and I hope you and yours are the same. Always glad to chat more!

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