I've been in my new job for about one month now, and I have to say, while I find it extremely challenging, I love it. I love the challenge. I knew walking into my new job that I would be walking into a situation where many things needed to be fixed, and I welcomed the challenge. Bring it on, world.
I must admit...something I am struggling with is being the boss. Seriously? I'm the boss? I'm the one who makes the big decisions? Ummmm...ok. It's taking some adjustment. I'm a people pleaser so of course I want all of my employees to like me. I've done well so far, but the other day I had a series of "closed door" discussions with employees. Not brought on by me, but people approaching me with a problem. Yikes. I like I think I handled them well, but I know others won't be so pleased with my "executive" decisions. But I must stand firm. Be the hard ass. Doesn't mean I won't be thinking "what the hell am I doing?" the whole time.
This is actually the first time ever that I've been truly happy with a job. It's quite an accomplishment for me. I started as a family lawyer, and I hated it. I hated hearing people's whiny problems about their divorce and dealing with petty issues like who gets the drill bit set or who gets the kids for Boxing Day. Working for the Department of Child Services taught me a lot and gave me a great deal of experience, but quickly I was worn down to a shell of a person. Reading the things I read on a daily basis broke me down. Seeing pictures of children abused and confronting these parents in court, I started to lose faith in mankind.So after two and a half years I was more than ready to move on.
Working for a non-profit and doing a job that is less confrontational and contentious has brought me a sense of peace. Sure, we have a whole other separate crisis going on in the Nain and T household, but having peace in my job is a welcome change.
Have a great weekend everyone!