So I’m a little over a week into my new gig! No turning back now, so they say! It’s been that initial adjustment of getting to know people, absorbing an avalanche of information without my brain exploding, and actually doing the job! But mostly, I’m trying to get people to like me, which involves a lot of cheerful laughter and overly enthusiastic exclamations about how much I too, love chai tea.
At my old job, I built up such a comfortable rapport with my coworkers that it’s definitely strange to be back at square one. “Where are you from? What was your last job? Do you mind if I bring a potted plant in here?” It’s like deja vu, except I’m a lot less shy and don’t have a spot for a potted plant anyway. But I worked there for over three years, and I’ve worked here for less than three weeks! Before you know it, these lovely people will be making fun of me constantly and I’ll feel right at home!
So while I’m still working out the personality kinks, my new coworkers and I are all pretty much in the same boat! We’ve all up and left our lives for this job, and basically have no friends here. If that hasn’t motivated many a conversation, I don’t know what does! And while we’re not hanging out all the time, it’s nice to have a core group of people who are experiencing the same things. Moving out, moving in, leaving an old job, starting a new one….and oh yea, living with roommates. More on that some other time…..
What’s My Age: 5, 12, 14, 18, 20, 23, 26…..all the ages in my life where I’ve had to make new friends. So popular!