Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Times they are a changin'

"Change is inevitable except from vending machines."-unknown. I love that! My life is a changin' these days. I've resigned my beloved job that I have had for ten years and am going to a new job that will challenge, stretch and develop me and my career in a new direction. Four more days in the office, seven more official days-the last being Staff Fun Day (how's that for planning?). Here's what I'm learning about change.

  • It's easier to talk about than to actually do.
  • People all respond differently to you when you announce this-there are naysayers, ignorers and then the truly kind-those that speak to you and provide closure for both of you.
  • The author Bridges was right-it's the transition time (before and after the change) that is way more difficult than the actual change.
  • Changing jobs means that you have to re-evaluate your wardrobe... and purchase grownup professional clothes. What not to wear would love my life right now.
  • Good shoes will make even the most difficult days better.
  • Your true friends stick closer than crazy glue during this season and are such a comfort and joy-they reassure you that you are doing the right thing.
  • The most important: coffee is an important part of change.

So... more to come in the future. But for now, I'm sticking to my knitting for a friend's birthday and working like a little beaver to finish well at my work. If you want more details, PM me and I'll bore you with all the details.

4 comments:

Bargainista said...

Congratulations to you on your new job! Wishing you as smooth a transition as possible.
What foresight to 'plan' your last day as the party day!
Thinking of you and praying for you in these changes.

granola_granny said...

This girl would love to hear the details, mostly because you are very important to me and partly because I'm slightly nosey and want to know about what's happening. You new co-workers will love your sense of humor and this is a GREAT excuse to buy new clothes, especially shoes. Congrats! and enjoy FUN DAY!!!

MomOfTheCrazies said...

SO looking forward to seeing you and hearing all about how things are going.

6 days of driving down, 1 to go.

happygeek said...

What's a PM?
I tend to use A.G. (Auntie's grapevine.)
Congrats on your new job.
Congrats on weekends off occasionally!
Happy shoe shopping!