"You're leaving New York for South Dakota?!" -Everyone
What do you do when you're hitting every dead-end at a job that's draining you both physically and mentally, feeling stuck in your small hometown, and your gut is telling you that you need a change? Well, if you're me, you apply for a job in a different industry/different part of the country, pack up all your belongings, and move 1000 miles away from home.
Hi! My name is Meg... I was born and raised in a small town in New York and just moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Six months ago, I couldn't confidently tell you where Sioux Falls was on a map and now I'm trying to navigate the midwest city on my own.
For the past six years, I've worked in minor league baseball. Six years ago (to the day), I started as the receptionist of our local minor league team in what was supposed to be just a 9-5 summer job. It quickly became a lot more than receptionist responsibilities and a lot more than eight hours a day. I worked my way up in the organization, touching almost every department on my way to Assistant General Manager. Deciding to leave baseball was a decision that didn't come easily but it was definitely what I needed.
Leaving baseball behind, I got a job on the digital content team for one of the biggest health care systems in the Midwest and made the move from New York to South Dakota about a month ago. Very understandably, it's been quite an adjustment.
'New to Sioux' is going to be a space for me to share details of that adjustment with people both back home and in my new city. I'm really looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you and I can't wait to figure out how to be an east coast girl navigating her way through the midwest!