As I finish my seventh week on the job, I had this to say on Twitter recently:
And it’s true. During that first month, I’d come every day absolutely, totally, and utterly drained. I felt like all I had done was ask for help. I felt that I was mostly reacting, as opposed to being proactive.
Recently, however, I’ve felt like I’m finally settling in. Figuring things out. Being more proactive than reactive. This week has been especially productive.
(No exaggeration, earlier this week, I spent five hours in one day making travel arrangements for colleagues. I think we can all agree that making travel arrangements is something I have a little experience with.)
(Guess what else I’m the bomb at: Scheduling meetings, including meetings that involve a lot of people with complicated schedules.)
That’s not to say that I know everyone and everything, because I most definitely do not. I still ask questions every day and seek people out for advice. That said, I’ve also been able to help other people with things, which is a nice feeling. And I really like feeling more like the smart person I am, as opposed to feeling dumb and clueless.
So that’s what’s going on here. What’s new with you?