Tuesday, May 24, 2016


This year is just flying right by.....  zooming actually.

At the beginning of 2016, I left my old job of nearly 30 years and started at a new office.  

While it has been hard, scary, and overwhelming.... it has been equally uplifting, eye-opening and one of the best things that has happened in my work life in a long, long, long time. 

And it has been tiring.    

Meeting new people, unlearning old procedures and creating new ones, trying to get comfortable with new software and trying very hard to not kick yourself because you have not "mastered" it, having new co-workers encourage and lift you up, realizing you have lots of experience but not in the area of expertise you now live..... most importantly knowing in time you will get it.  You will contribute and it will be fine.  

That has been the most valuable lesson learned in this experience.  

You will contribute and it will be fine.  

Oh I could sit here and say that I was so confident, so sure of it all.... Ha.... what a crock.  

I have never felt so unsure and so worried. 

But that is ok.  It is ok to learn new things, meet new people, become a member of a team.... 

and to be a little tired at the end of the day.  


  1. Wow - your post hit home today. I have been in the same office for 28 years and the same business for another 8. I have been putting my resume out there for something closer to home and I'm scared to death. It's been hard just interviewing since it's been so long. but good to know that as scary as it is to start something new, it can be uplifting and a good thing. So glad it's working out for you.

    1. Barbara, I am so glad you taking the plunge.... soooo worth it and I will be rooting for you. Keep us posted!!! (and thank you for your encouragement also!)


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