I vividly remember the one and only time that I was assigned to a striker position. (Once upon a time, yes, I played soccer, but only as a social thing. With a few of my friends, we hung around at the back, chased the ball occasionally, got a bit of a workout and got an extra team photo in the yearbook.) And one day when we were short of players, two of us were moved up to the front.
I recall not knowing what the hell I was doing. Floundering. Tapping the ball and running forward, because it was what I’d always seen them do. Faking it, in short.
Recently, I have been feeling this way a fair bit. I’ve started a new job, and the last couple of months in my old position were rather full-on. When you get tossed in the deep end… Run with it.
So far, it’s been rad, thanks for asking.
The biggest change for me has been the hours. No more evenings, weekends, public holidays. (It’s AMAZING. My schedule was increasingly a source of stress for me and T – resentment at never seeing him and various shifts doing away with all other aspirations of living a balanced life.) I’m not commuting into the CBD anymore. Oh, and I’m going to be paid monthly…
It also means a lot is riding on me. For the first time, I’m going to have a work phone. I’m going to have more riding on my little shoulders, rather than being part of an entire team. In short, it’s gonna be intensely challenging but also more rewarding.
Congrats on the new gig! Tell us more about it!
Wow thats awesome, congrats! I’ve had one of those crazy schedules before – you’re right, theyre aweful. Good luck!
Congrats! You deserve this!
A new job can always be a bit challenging at first because of the learning curve, but it sounds like you are going to do amazing at it. Best of luck!
Congratulations! You can do it! Striker style, fake it till you make it!
moving on up…congrats!! the new schedule sounds much better for your sanity. 🙂
Congratulations on the new job! Great to get out of shift work and into a proper schedule. First thing you’ll notice is a regular sleeping pattern 🙂
Congrats on the new job and hopefully having a happier balance. You deserve it friend!
The first 3 months are the hardest. I’ve averaged a new job every 2 years (all at the same company though). You just have to be okay with feeling like an idiot for a while. It’s also amazing when you look back 6 months and realize how much you’ve learned in a short time.
I love new jobs.
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