In short my first day can best be described as “Oh My Word”. You see, I have the ability to think things seem easier or less labour intensive than they really are. And since I thought that with my fantabulous organisational skills I would have all my new company’s issues sorted out on my first day, I was really overwhelmed and daunted when i realised the magnitude of things that needed sorting out. Not only are there a lot of systems that need to be setup, there is a lot of organising that needs to happen!
I was really upset when I got home because I’d thought so highly of myself and expected things to be easily sorted because of how they’d been explained in my interviews. I was doubting my decision to leave the previous company. And I was doubting myself and my abilities.
I felt a little better about things after chatting with Gary. And better still when I chatted with Sarah at 27Dinner on Thursday evening. She told me that if someone didn’t feel more than 20% out of their comfort zone on their first day, then the move was not worth it. How did I expect to grow my abilities by moving to a job that didn’t expect more of me, or didn’t challenge me.
So I’m now looking forward to going back to work on Tuesday. Looking forward to proving to myself that I can do it! Yes there may be bitching and moaning at first, but I’m sure it’ll all be worth it in the end.
Hugs & Kisses