Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So here's the thing...

I'm kind of happy right now.  Sure, it's only my second day with the new job under my belt.  But DAMN.  I'm happy.  I love it.  I am brand new there, but I already feel like I'm settling in.  I know what the hell I'm talking about.  I know what I'm doing.  I'm not intimidated by anyone.  I am knocking some small fears I've had for so long like they're minor distractions.  I'm motivated, and confident and EXCITED.  I can't remember the last time I've felt so legitimately excited about work.  I've had moments before, sure....recognition.  Praise.  Kudos.  Acknowledgement of my skill set and my abilities.  I got an absolute ton of it in my last week at work.  I had long, professional, equally matched feeling conversations with important people at my now former job at the holiday party, and I felt damn good.

Today the HR Director at my new firm saw me, and she was with several other HR members, and I was with the person I report to, as well as another new hire who was on the office tour as well.  The HR Director piped up and told me she'd received a really nice email about me that day from someone at my old firm.  Seriously?  That is AWESOME.  I am eternally grateful to my old firm for all of the opportunities I got there, for all of the relationships I built there, both in terms of friendship and in terms of colleagues and networking.

I got an office, too.  I sat it in this morning when I got in, as not many people were in yet.  I felt good about my efforts over the last several years, and how much I've changed to get to this point where I am more than okay in this role.  I spent all day working my ass off, wanting to do the best I can there, wanting to let them know every day they made the right choice.

I love my friends.  I love the firm I just left and so many people there.  I love the potential my new job holds.  I love that we might get flurries tomorrow.  I love how I feel and look in my new dressier work clothes.  I love that when I meet people in this office for the first time they've already heard about me, and are excited to meet me, and tell me how excited they are for my ideas.

Things are good, and I earned them, and I deserve them to be good, and I am going to enjoy every single (possibly overworked at times!) second.  :-)

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