Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

Three (3) Things Thursday

  1. How long does it take to feel comfortable in a new professional role? I’ve been all promoted for over a month now, and I still have an extreme lack of confidence coupled with an equally extreme surplus of anxiety about my new job. The worst part? I’m don’t know how to figure out how to do my new job. I’m trying – reaching out to people in similar roles in other departments – but there is virtually no documentation in this department for this role. And a surprising amount of clean-up.
  2. I am alternately confident and scared that I have a triathlon in 10 days! (TEN! DAYS!) I feel that I am at least as well trained as for the first one (July 2009), and better prepared, since it’s not my first. BUT, I also feel that I am not as well prepared as I could be. I haven’t done a single brick workout. Not one. ACK!
  3. I’ve been driving to work almost every day (trying for 3x/week and carpooling with the architect the other 1-2x/week; it’s a wee bit out of his way to drop me off, but not too bad…) and paying for parking. $11/day. That seems like such a large amount of money to me, until I stop & think about how much my time is worth (according to my employers, obviously I’m worth even more than that), and how much time I’m saving by driving instead of busing (answer, approximately 1.5 hours/day) and how that’s probably worth it. (FYI, this is also how I justified getting a housecleaner.) The only thing I don’t like is it does cut down on my reading time. And sometimes it’s harder to leave here when I don’t have to run to catch a bus. But still, 1.5 hours/day SAVED!

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