Monday, April 5, 2010

What's Old Is New Again

So, I started a new job today and I am feeling pretty darn good about it. The last 3 1/2 years of my professional life have been excruciating, to say the least. I took 10 steps backwards in pay and twice as many career wise when I accepted the job...the only thing that made the gig tolerable were the people I worked with. Otherwise, it was a depressing slog into work each and every day...a slog into a job I accepted because my unemployment benefits were set to expire. You see, back in the days when I was laid off from a job we didn't have the fancy emergency extensions you kids get today. It was 6 months and then you were off the dole! Yes, well....

Anyhoo, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders with the new job...everything feels new and possible again. It's funny how being somewhat recruited for a position will invigorate the psyche and self-esteem. The commute is going to be tough some days, but I chose to live where I do because I love the neighborhood and house...I can't see myself moving just for a better commute. Having attended a new school every year until the 8th grade was rough, I don't want to do that to my kids.

Maybe now that I have regained a bit of a hop to my step I'll post more promises....

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the new gig. I hope it works out well for you.

    And here's hoping that I'll have some regular lunchtime reading material again soon.