Today I took a huge step in my life. I asked my boss for a few minutes of his time and told him I was going to travel the world with my sister for 5 months. He was of course very happy on my behalf and even offered me to take a leave of absence, however I had made the decision to leave and sort of clean my plate and clear my head.

For those who know me and or what I do (did in a few months) this was a surprising decision and many wondered why I would let go of such a great job, CEO of the Ocean Cluster House in Iceland. The answer is quite simple: I love new challenges and I need a job where I can play many roles and where I learn something new every day. I am very organized and building up new things, getting them in order and getting things done is what I excel at and love doing.

OC-House-Reykjavik
Photo: Courtesy of the IOC – photographer: Milja Korpela

One could say I am celebrating my 5-year anniversary with the IOC by leaving the company – not the way most employees would go but I have never been known to conform to the norm. My time with the cluster has been amazing, all the people I have met, all the lessons I´ve learned and building up an amazing company feels great. However, some things had become more of a routine than something new and exciting and when a job stops Turning Me On, it is a sign I should move on.

Currently, I have not decided what to do next but I am sure there are new adventures out there waiting for me!

Perhaps I should take my own company to the next level and I bet you are now asking the question, which company? Let me elaborate, I have been a CEO by day, baker & cake decorator by night and an avid traveler in between. I am the daughter and granddaughter of a baker who owned and ran his own bakery, in my hometown Þorlákshöfn, for 25 years along with my grandmother and their two sons. I have never attended any classes however it seems to be in my blood and if you want to see some of my creations, click here (be warned, it is in Icelandic).

Wow! I sort of went of track here and just wanted to tell you about this roller coaster day I had. Telling my boss, I was leaving was not an easy thing to do, however I had made the decision and I wanted to give him enough time to find a replacement before my time was up and I do think employers appreciate it when possible.
I sure am going to miss everyone at the OC House in Reykjavik but at the same time I am so excited to be going on this amazing adventure with my younger sister.

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