Saturday, April 28, 2012
I am a week and a half into my new job and am slowly adjusting. I spent seven and a half years working at one university, five and a half years in the same office at the university, and then four months off of work. This is a big change! My new office is welcoming and the position has a lot of potential.
Today, my mantra has been "You are right where you should be." I read this on Donna Downey's blog a while ago and she even designed a stamp with this sentiment. The sentiment is a combination of accepting your current situation and acknowledging that it could change in the future.
I was so happy to wrap up my job search, but I had applied to other positions before receiving the offer for my current position. I was contacted for phone interviews for two of those positions and politely declined. The best compliment was having a staff member give her colleague my resume for an open position at a certain prestigious university. This week I was emailed with an invitation to apply and have a phone interview for the opening. It was hard to turn it down, but "I am right where I should be."
Photo taken 1/9/12 of Tower Hall at San Jose State University