So today is my first day at a new job. It’s been a year since I’ve been in an office, and more than four since I’ve started a new job with new people and unfamiliar surroundings.
I am a little scared of this change, and how it’s going to affect my life. There are plenty of good things that could come out of this, but there are bad things, too. How long do I give it? I suppose if I ever feel like I’m suffering, I should throw in the towel. It’s hard to delineate the boundary between being uncomfortable about change and the unknown or crossing over into being miserable because your situation will always be uncomfortable. Yes, this is what I worry about at 6:30 am.
I’m also nervous because I don’t really remember how to interact with people I don’t know — small talk, chit chat and all that. My foot spends a lot of time in my mouth as it is and I don’t want to come off as silent or snooty when I’m really just trying not to insult anyone with an inappropriate remark.
Wish me luck. I’ll let you know how it goes.