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Happy New Year!

Another year goes by, but it never makes it any easier to return to work!  It’s my first “official” day in my new job position and I feel like the proverbial “fish out of water”.  I have issues with perfectionism and the stress of a potential mistake around every corner is just completely unnerving; it’s made even worse because I have some big shoes to fill. 

As far as New Year’s activities, I kept it mostly low key.  In fact, I did very little.  The husband was sick with a cold the past week and so we played a lot of Xbox, ate a lot of fat and sugar, slept, watched movies (The Kingdom – review to follow) and ran a few select errands including a trip to the fabric store so I could start a quilt. 

We also watched FOOTBALL.  This Bowl, that Bowl, the other Bowl…  Unfortunately, most of them weren’t too exciting.  I was expecially sad about the Hawaii/Georgia match-up, or should I say mis-match.  Poor Hawaii.  The opening flags really set teh tone of what was to come.  In all fairness, I think they were not on their game.  While I don’t think they stood much chance of winning, they also did not play to the best of their ability.  To Georgia’s credit, they played well, especially defensively – but I am now decidedly against them.  I couldn’t believe they called a challenge on a non-goal play with 30 seconds left in the 3rd and they were up 38 to 3.  The coach looked so smug the entire time the play was being reviewed… I just don’t think it was necessary.  But what do I know – I only started watching football a few years ago.

Gah.  Lunch is over – but I promise to review The Kingdom later.

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New diet pogram?

Gawsh!

Sometimes I could just kick myself.  I have a difficult time turning down new opportunities, despite my inner panic and fear of teh unknown, and starting this new position is making me frantic.  I need a sign hung in front of my face that says “DO NOT PANIC”.  I like order, routine, knowing what I need to do and doing it well.  Every new job position brings stress and I know in the end it will be wroth it – I’ll work hard and soon it’ll be old hat, but still…  I always have the nseaky suspicion that maybe this job will be the limit of my abilities, you know?

It’s something we all face and need to overcome – which is why I always say yes when presented with new chances to learn and grow.  But why does it always have to be so painful? 

On the flip side, the stress always leads to weight loss when I begin new things.  The last job position here in this office lost me 8 pounds!

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