Settling In

I talked with my mom on Monday and I told her “I think I’m settling in.”

She reminded me it had only been 2 days.

I knew it hadn’t been very long because all my stuff was still in boxes and the stuff not in boxes was in pretty random locations but my desk was built, the TV was set up, and most of my furniture was were I wanted it to be so I was starting to feel settled.

I’m discovering even in these few short days I’m not only physically settling into my apartment but I’m mentally settling into my new job and city.  I know I’m only 3 days in right now but I feel like I’m finally doing what I’m meant to be doing.  It’s tough to explain because it is so new but everything clicks and there’s a comfort level I never felt in my previous job.

For example, when I went to training over the last couple days I didn’t feel afraid to speak up even though I have no actual experience.  Training at my old job even after I’d been there for years I just wanted it to be over as quickly as possible and always felt like I was on the outside of the group, like I never really belonged.

Now I’m not saying I immediately bonded with everyone over the last couple of days and I did eat lunches on my own but it was more by choice.  I’ve definitely had moments I’ve described as “being the new kid in school” but the more overwhelming feeling is I belong here.

It was strange to feel like I belonged with this group of people even though I’d only know them for 2 days.  They were positive (mostly, just one person was kind of negative) and encouraging.  Clapping for me when I introduced myself and explained I was on my 2nd day with the company.  It was welcoming, even the instructors.  I never felt stupid for asking questions or sharing my thoughts even though I didn’t always know what I was talking about all the time.

Leaving training I felt confident, like I’d made an impression, a positive impression on the people in training with me.

My new position feels like a career, not just a job.  I can visualize myself advancing in this career and eventually retiring, both of which I could never visualize with my old job.  I’m eager to learn more, have a genuine interest in the career, and see opportunities to contribute new ideas.

I still don’t enjoy the traffic and my terrible sense of direction has led me to a few wrong turns (even with GPS) and cutting people off (sorry) but I think I’m even adjusting to the city.  I’m already falling in love with having so many shops right here.  I also realized on my drives to and from training that I have so many areas to explore.  Five minutes into my journey yesterday I was looking at a beautiful sunrise over the mountains.  It was amazing!  11722171_997156896990913_5357334641020259656_o

I recognize I haven’t even lived here a full week yet and things could change but right now I feel so excited about the future because I think I’m finally on the right path.  I feel like I’ve made so many wrong turns along the way plus I was walking in circles for over a decade and perhaps I’m overly optimistic but I genuinely believe I’m right where I’m supposed to be at this moment in my life.

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10 comments

  1. Constructing Carrie · August 8, 2015

    I bet it’s an amazing feeling, being someplace you feel like you should be! I know things will just continue to get better and better!

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  2. keen peach · August 6, 2015

    It will all come together soon. You are at the peak of transitioning which is always the most tumultuous. You really are handling things so well Daisy! I need to take a lesson from you. girl
    BEAUTIFUL sunset!

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    • Daisy9979 · August 7, 2015

      Awww…Thanks 🙂 The peak of transitioning is a good way to describe it, challenging but also exciting.
      I’m handling things pretty well just super tired, adjusting to going to work after not working for almost 8 months is more difficult than I thought it would be.

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      • keen peach · August 7, 2015

        Oh man, When Jason and I were first married he was out of a job for 8 months. Ugh. Such a hard time and I remember how difficult it was for him to get back to work after all that time off. Prayers your way!

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  3. goldseeker53 · August 6, 2015

    So happy for you ! Sounds like this is going to be a wonderful adventure!!

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    • Daisy9979 · August 6, 2015

      Thanks! Still a little nervous but mostly just excited for all the changes! 🙂

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  4. miusho · August 5, 2015

    It’s nice to see your view from a few months having changed entirely. ❤

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    • Daisy9979 · August 6, 2015

      It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for a persons outlook on life. 🙂

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      • miusho · August 6, 2015

        Very true. I’m glad you’re glad. 😀

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