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06:35 pm: no excuses
{not writing about Boston yet - too raw... maybe later [maybe not]}

Y'know, I thought I'd be blogging all the time 'cause I wasn't working.

Not so much.

I start my new job on Monday. I had a lovely chat with my new boss yesterday and am all the more excited about starting. I won't be posting much about it here, 'cause I like to keep the work stuff separate, but I'm sure I'll be dropping a hint or two over time. Some parts of the new job are radically different from what I've been doing (moving to a large, successful company; working onsite; having to wear adult-type clothes), some are a natural step forward (managing at a higher level with larger budgets), some are kinda sideways (back in IT instead of R&D), some continuing what I've been doing for a while (managing geeks, working on change initiatives). So it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Part of why I haven't posted here is because it felt risky and painful to write about all the turmoil and writing about the actual job search would be, y'know, stupid. But mostly I just got out of the habit, which is also, y'know, stupid. I miss the LJ community and I wish we were all posting more... preferably starting with the rest of you. I'm selfish that way.

I also moved into a muuuuch sloooower gear after I got the job. I've kept up with job applications, because DUA requires it*, but have been much less diligent about networking (except for following up with previous contacts). So instead of having a few calls or interviews a day, I've had a few a week... and none the past week except catching up with friends (mostly work friends, but friends nonetheless), which I don't really count.

And of course this past week was just so horrible in so many ways that conversations focused elsewhere.

The past month has felt much more like vacation, which is lovely. I haven't accomplished much, which is less lovely but perhaps necessary to that feeling of vacation. And I'm getting kinda bored, which is quite wonderful. I'm not looking forward to getting up early and having less freedom and flexibility, but I'm definitely excited about having new and interesting stuff to do.

All in all, I'm extraordinarily fortunate to have financial security (especially given that I still haven't received any unemployment checks, though I got my approval within 10 days of applying), to have found a really good job quite quickly, and most especially to have the support of my wonderful family and friends through the whole ordeal.

Many, many thanks to you all!


* and in truth I'm a bit paranoid that The Job will somehow fall through and I don't want to have to start all over.

Current Location: Longmeadow, MA
Current Mood: excited, but nervous

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From:swingchickie
Date:April 21st, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
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i'm so excited for you!!!!!! and i'm glad you were able to decompress a bit after the initial panic. *hug*
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From:katehaney
Date:April 25th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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