…my zodiac sign and my next rotation assignment!
“According to astrological principles, the Sun travels from the constellation Scorpius and goes directly into the sign of Sagittarius, but due to the constant motion of the cosmos, the Sun enters, for a few days of the year, the star constellation ‘Orpheicus’ before entering Sagittarius from Scorpius, thus creating astrologically the birth of a thirteenth sign of the Zodiac…”
It seems just a smidge ironic that the exact day I found out where my next 4-month rotation is going to be was, in fact, the same day I found out that my astrological symbol for the past 23 years is no longer mine! So as soon I felt that I had regained some sense of certainty and stability (as I’ve been waiting since December to find out the million dollar question, which U.S. city is the next stop) – astrologists who have apparently been asleep on the job for the last 2,000 years thought it would be a good time to break the big news and demonstrate their inattention to, let’s call just say, “the details.” So a Sagittarius no more, according to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, I am now an “Orpheicus”. This left me with no choice but sift through the list of Orpheicus’ most complimentary characteristics/tendencies, affirm those that are true, and conclude that “yes, I must have been previously misidentified.” Ha – kidding.
Over the last couple months, I’ve accepted the fact that certainty and stability are not words that describe my life or my job (well to clarify, the latter is stable in the sense that I don’t plan on being fired anytime soon haha, but not in the sense that I know where I’m going to be living and working) – and while at times that can be really stressful trying to figure it all out – I’ve happily resigned from trying to figure it out and necessarily have “a plan” – in the traditional sense of the word.
Instead, my new plan is to not have “a plan;” I’m ready to embrace this odd-sounding new Zodiac sign, settle into St Louis, and then move to LA for a month to implement my project!! The assignment sounds incredible and I’m super excited to get started on it after the Zone Induction ends (which is what I’m doing this month in STL with all of the other U.S. and Canadian GMTs – learning more about our brand teams, innovative products in the pipeline, zone support functions, and prepping for an international test on brewing and distilling (400 pages worth!)
So just a little update as to what I’ve been up to + where I’ll be for the next couple of months!
P.s. Coolest thing about this week: seeing ALL of the Super Bowl commercials. Hardest thing about my week: not being able to tell anyone what they are!! And you thought the CIA was top-secret… : )