Saturday, June 23, 2007

Strange winds a blowin'

There's something strange in the air. I don't know if it's the heat, the humidity, the spectre of huge thunderstorms on the horizon, but I smell change.

The first clues came several weeks ago, but I didn't pick up on them until last week. A couple days later, I was in a terrible situation, didn't handle myself well. Then, this week at work has been absolute hell. When work is hell, my personal life suffers. I've also had some candid off-the-record conversations with people whose judgement I trust. It's not just me being a princess. And management likes the situation the way it is.

I'm job hunting. If there's going to be change, I'm going to be in charge of it.

There, that's one decision made. Strangely, it's a relief. Making the decision is the hard part. Now that that's done, I look forward to the next opportunity. Which may come as early as next week. Cross your fingers for me.

3 comments:

Angela said...

I like that, if there is change you will be the one doing it. For a long time I would fight change, working hard to not let it happen. Now I embrace it. Remember that without change there is no growth. Things change for us to learn and become wiser indiviuals. After I figured that part of it out I can't wait for new things to happen.

Misstea said...

Angela,

I read somewhere, and I know that somebody important wrote it, that change is the only constant.

If that is true, and given my professional and personal life, it is, then I will own that change and turn it to my advantage.

That sounds egotistical, and pretentious. And, it is. But, I am an egotistical and pretentious person. Why shouldn't I try to redirect the winds of fate in my favour?

Exactly, there is no reason why I shouldn't.

Where I live, it's a really, really tight market for people who do what I do, I have four excellent references, who are firmly in my corner.

Word on the street is that there's an auction for my services (in a specific accounting field).

Now, I recognize that the above could be complete and utter bullshit, but, it made me feel good, and I think that's what's most important.

I liked the idea of embracing change. May I use that? It's the kind of thing that potential employers like to hear.

Angela said...

Yes you may use anything that flowth from my brain!! Good luck to you.