So, my new job started yesterday. So far, I’m feeling pretty good about the change. I’ll be in training for the next 6 weeks, so I won’t be actually DOING the job for some time, but the general feeling around the workspace is really positive, which in itself is a huge change from the department, where you could practically see the stress waves rising off of people.
It’s actually a weird feeling to be sitting at home with nothing to complain about. Refreshing, even.
Also, I have a gorgeous (temporary) view of Lake Union. It was wonderful watching the sun reflect off the water today. Watching all the sea planes land was also pretty neat. Eventually, I’ll be in a cubicle without a window, but I’m appreciating the view while I have it. I’m also office mates with my friend Coralea, which is nice for me (and hopefully for her!).
A few fun facts I have learned so far:
1. A freckle is technically a tumor.
2. Not everything causes cancer.
3. Drinking 64 ounces of water a day makes you pee a lot.
The last fact is a fact I have learned from EXPERIENCE not from a book/booklet.
Clearly, there is much, MUCH more to learn. These last two days have been mostly technical – getting a login and password, setting up email, learning about the very basics of the job, but I think starting next week, training is going to become more intense- which I am looking forward to.
I’m really pleased that I am feeling so welcomed and happy at the new position. I’ve hardly worried about my old clients at all, and have been, quite frankly, sleeping much better at night. I guess not being anxious and stressed all day means that you aren’t anxious and stressed all night. Go figure.