I’ve been a bit gone lately.
See, there’s the new grandbaby. And the new job. And house projects. And the new job.
Even sleep has temporarily been re-classified from “required” to “nice-to-have”.
First off, being an Oma? The BEST. So far my most important role has been to dote on him, and I so rock at that.
The new job. In September, I transitioned over from a community and collaboration role in Rational Client Support to an entirely new role in Marketing, still focused on communities, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
After 6 years in Support, I had forgotten how hard being “the new kid” is. My brain is swimming with new orgs, new faces, new names, new roles, new concepts, new three-letter acronyms, new everything.
Been working more hours than I’d like, just trying to get up to speed, and because I know the fastest way is to just power through it, and finally, I’m starting to grok it all, and the pieces are starting to fall into place for me.
I love this moment, because as the terror subsides, and knowledge grows, I get the ka-ching feeling more and more often. The more ka-chings, the more the path forward becomes clear.
So yeah, now I can come up for air and devote a second’s thought to something OTHER than finding my way around. But don’t pity me. I’m loving it all. :-)
In other news, I’ve designed and ordered a new set of personal cards from Moo.com. I’ve gone full-size this time, instead of the mini cards.
Will post when they arrive.
Anything else been happening?