Life lately: a new chapter is about to begin

Hi loves! This week has been a whirlwind in my personal life. But I do have something exciting to share. This news is exciting and bittersweet all at the same time. Nonetheless, I am elated to share with you the latest chapter in my life.

After working four years as a receptionist, I am now going to be working at a staffing agency! Yep, this girl has a new job in a completely new industry. One thing you should know about me is that I love a challenge. So I am beyond excited to be a part of a completely new industry and being able to help others while I do it. The friends that I have made in the past four years have taught me a lot about myself as a professional. I am going to miss them dearly and appreciate all their kind words and support. xoxo

Here is what I have learned:

Never burn bridges. This is something I have always been against since I first started my professional career but it is important to note. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people tell me that they cursed out their former manager and made a dramatic scene before they left their jobs. Listen, I get it. Some managers should not be leaders. Nonetheless, the only thing that is guaranteed in life is the fact that it is unpredictable . You may find yourself needing a job in the near future. As such, if you leave under good circumstances, an old employer may be able to help you in your time of need. Don’t think this can’t happen to you, because it can!

Don’t engage in gossip. Fake people talk about other people being fake. Real people worry about their business and no one else’s. You are at your job to be a professional and do your job well. Engaging in gossip at work will not allow you to progress in your career. Rather, it will hinder you from building lasting relationships. Too often, women are nasty to one another. Some even go out of their way to create rumors that are completely inaccurate (this happens far too often and it needs to stop). If you engage in gossip, you might be missing out on a friendship. Don’t gossip. It simply is not beneficial to you in any way, shape or form.

Be the best you can be. Going above and beyond at work is important. Forget the company, it is important for YOU! You need to feel fulfilled when you are at work. Take the time to break down barriers and make yourself proud. Sometimes being the best you can be means taking time off when needed. Make sure you take advantage of your vacation time. Use it to unplug and truly relax. Sometimes being the best you can be also means seeking help when you need it. Do not be embarrassed if you need to seek professional help. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, please please seek help. You cannot afford to be prideful with it comes to your mental health. Take it from me. Be good to yourself and your body.

Stay true to yourself. Last but certainly not least. Alway, always, alway stay true to yourself. Yes, we need to make money to live. But our jobs are not worth compromising who we are as individuals. If you are a positive person like me, do not let anyone dim your light. Stay positive. Stay weird. Laugh often. Each of us offer something unique to the table, regardless of what industry. Stand out for all the best reasons. I promise you, people will notice it and cherish it.


Dress: Calvin Klein // Coat: Anne Klein // Shoes: DSW

About the blog

Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

Follow Along

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 3.15.18

    Congratulations on your new job! This is great advice, especially your point about staying true you yourself. Very very important!

    • 3.23.18
      Cristina said:

      I’m glad you think so love! We all have something unique to bring to the table. So we need to stand out by being ourselves ^_^

  2. 3.22.18
    Selene said:

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW J-O-B I know you will be very succesful there, because you are so caring and helping people is always your #1 priority. Wishing you the best! xoxo

    • 3.23.18
      Cristina said:

      Thanks cuz!! I am really excited about it. I can’t wait to see what this new opportunities this job will bring. xoxo