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.