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I Have Begun.

1 March 2018

Well, here I am in Seattle, working at my new hospital! So far so good, but I have a lot to do in a short time. I’m excited but nervous. And I’ve had very little down time so far. Also very little in the way of planned orientation. Very few “get to know you” meetings, etc.. Which has felt very unstructured, but has required me to take the initiative some, which is good.

I have a big meet and greet with “my” team on Monday. I’m the leader, but I’m not the boss. And I’m learning a new work project system called “agile” which keeps things focused and on track, without project management. Which is weird. But what the hell, I’ll give it a shot. I kind of have to!

I’ve been going to AA meetings and I’m even speaking tonight at my men’s meeting. I’ve been exercising and that’s been good. I’m not losing much weight, but at least I’m feeling fitter and stronger after about three weeks back at it. It takes time.

I’m very nervous right now but I knew to expect that. Everything is new and difficult and confusing. New systems take time. There are different expectations here. But I’m a professional and I know how to do what I do. And they want me to do what I know how to do. So that’ll be what we do.

Whoosh.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 1 March 2018 10:44

    Uncomfortable moments either make us or break us. But it helps us understand how to prepare better.

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