About half-way down, I changed my mind. But obviously, I was too late in changing my mind. So, into the water I went. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
Flash forward about 50 years (50?? Did I really say that??!!)...I was feeling comfortable in my little pond. But I thought it would be fun to jump into the big 'ol ocean again and swim with new fish.
Well, about 2 weeks in, I've regretted my decision to "jump". It's not all that fun. It's new water and uncomfortable...like shoes that just don't fit. You can try to stretch, but even if you squeeze in, you're never comfortable. You know your decision was too quick and you didn't investigate the waters enough.
So, today will be my last day at the "new job". For all of you that know me, you would know I am not an "A" -type personality. I was put into a job that was totally "A" personality-required. (by the way, it was not the job I had originally applied for and interviewed for..)
I am a jabber-wakie. It's hard for me to be quiet. To focus on numbers and lines and spreadsheets.
I want to have fun - talk to as many people as I can. Make them happy. Solve their issues with great customer service. I just need that interaction.
So, wish me luck as I try to go back to where I was..happy and satisfied. Feeling like I knew what I was talking about. TALKING, for Heaven's sake!
One thing nice about growing older is that you really get to know the person you are. What your needs are. Where you're the most happy.
And you're not afraid to confront the issue head-on - before you spend too much time regretting your decision.
So new employer, thanks for the opportunity to once again confirm what I am best at - where my strengths are. I'm sorry to leave you but I think it's only fair that you find someone who will LOVE that particular job!
Have a great Friday - I feel better already.