This change while it was stressful, has brought around a lot of good opportunities such as a promotion, an opportunity to move closer to work (hopefully no more hour plus one-way commutes) and the opportunity to move forward again and not having to worry about re-entering a job market right as all the new college graduates are entering it too.
Altogether, I am very grateful for all the opportunities that I have gotten and really hope that everything continues to go smoothly. One of my college mentors posted a picture today that really sums up well how my time since graduation has gone
Most people assume that many big events are crossroads in life and that the path you take will lead you to definite success or definite failure. In this case I don't mean definite as "you will fail or succeed regardless", but rather I mean that the final outcome will be judged as success or failure. The hard part to envision is that you will probably never reach that final outcome because your life doesn't just stop because of a failure, you will continue down a path regardless of success or failure. Yes it takes many failures to reach a success and it can be hard to bounce back from those failures, but when it comes down to it, you really will keep going down the path with some successes and some failures along the way.
You could easily hybridize these two graphs together by showing that there can be many victories along a path that can still end up as a failure or vice versa and that once you hit that success or failure, you really have to move forward onto the next branch of success or failure.
I know this is getting redundant, but when we live in a world where people judge each other based on success, it is relatively important that you view yourself as successful and not to care about what the world views you as. If you see your life as successful it doesn't matter what others see your life as because success is based on how you feel and not about what others feel.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill
Have a great day!