Adjusting to a new job

Adjusting to a new job

The last time I started a new job was over eleven years ago. At that time, my oldest child was in first grade and my other children were not even in school. At that time, I probably felt I was still headed up in my career and there seemed to be so much to still explore. Now, my oldest just graduated from high school. I now feel like I am just searching and hoping for the job that will maybe be as good as the one’s in the past in pay and enjoyment. I am exploring opportunities, but more in a way to find something that might be more layoff proof, which to me is more critical as I get later into my career.

Well, a few months back, I started a new job. I was quite nervous having not started a job in such a long time and concerned that I would be able to catch on quickly and do what was expected of me. I was also concerned that I had made the right choice.

Continue reading

September 7, 2012Permalink 1 Comment

Where are my people?

Are support people friends? Are friends support people? During my chronic illness, when I needed support people so desperately, I wondered where mine were, or more accurately, who they were.

First of all, let me say what I think a support person is. It is a person to whom you can go to gain reinforcement and strength. There can be general support people that you go to for any type of support or specific ones that you go to for a particular type of support. For example, frustration with kids or work. Are these people friends? Yes, a support person is a special class of friend, just like work friends, neighbor friends, and family friends. They are not better or worse friends, but friends with an additional facet. This means that a support person can be a work, neighbor, or family friend. So, what about my support people?

Continue reading

How quickly thigns change and back

Three  weeks ago, I was on top of the world at work. We were finally getting resources to help with my project, things were getting organized like I have been trying to do for months,  and it looked like we were on our way to building a great team in St. Petersburg. It was also looking like I would be able to finally get approval to attend a technical conference that would really help me a lot with work. Two weeks ago, I was also so consumed by work, that I worked all day, much of the evening, went to bed for about five hors, and started over again. I even worked a significant amount on weekends and during a family vacation so i could keep the work moving forward. It was tiring but I was excited.

Continue reading