Monday, September 27, 2010

Got it...

I got the job!!!!  This morning, almost first thing, I got a call and was offered the position.  I immediately accepted it.  I’m so pleased.  All my stress and obsession over this has brought the right result. 

I’m thrilled and excited to start the new position.  I think it will be great to learn new procedures, software, and find my place in a new environment.  However, there is a downside to the exciting new job.  I am going to have to leave my current job.  I like the work I do.  I know I’m part of something good and bigger than me in creating good roads.  I won’t have that anymore.  I also will have to leave all the people I’ve enjoyed working with.  This will be the most difficult part for me.  I’ve become comfortable with these people.  We have bonded over the stress and chaos of our work.  I’ll be leaving all of them behind.  This will be difficult. 

Obsessive me started a list today.  For work, I started the list of things I need to get done before I leave.  For clearning my cube, I started a mental list of what I need to pack up.  It amazes me how much there is.  I have pictures, books, goodies for my desk.  I think once I start the packing it will really hit home.  The act of taking my home comforts from my gray cube will drive home the fact that I actually am leaving and moving on. 

Change is good.  Change happens to us each and every day.  If we don’t embrace change then we become stagnant.  I know this in my heart of hearts.  As difficult as this change will be, I know that it is the right move for me. 

So the countdown begins.  With my four day work week, I have seven working days left at my old job.  Then I move on to the next phase and the new adventure.

5 comments:

  1. What will you be doing at your new job? And I know you said it was closer to home, but where is the new job? I hope you enjoy your new work!

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  2. I'm so glad you got the job you wanted--and if it eases things for you so you have more time to live your life, that's all to the good. As you say, change happens. We move on. Congratulations!

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  3. I'll be working at UW-Whitewater as a department secretary for the Special Ed section. It is half the driving distance and will give me more time at home. I'll be able to sleep late - till 6 am (funny how that has become late). I'll be able to go to the pool daily. The distance into the building is much shorter than the distance I'm walking now. I think the work will be more diverse. I am very much looking forward to moving on to the new job.

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  4. my body aches something terrible, but know that inside I am jumping up and down like I just won on a game show, I'm so excited for you! I know how you wanted this, and how you've been stressing over it, so I'm really glad you got it. I'll be down one friend at work (and I really don't have that many to spare) but that's nothing compared to what getting this job means to you. I wish you the best!!!

    Oh...and see you at work :)

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  5. My inner child is turning cartwheels. She can't seem to help herself. You are one person I'm going to miss but we can still email and get together. I'm pretty sure you have a standing (or sitting) reservation in my backyard.

    Thank you to all the people who have read this and posted well wishes privately, through facebook, and here. I'm thrilled with the change and hope it will lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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