One Year Later


Technically the anniversary is Wednesday, but I’m going to write about it today. I have been working at my current job for one year. Some days I wonder how that is even possible. The years fly by faster all the time it seems and this one was no exception.

Like any job, there were some growing pains as I got settled. There was a learning curve. In the first couple of months I sometimes wondered if I made the right decision and often felt like running to my old office next door, banging on the door and asking to be the “badge lady” again. But then somewhere along the way I settled into a groove. I started understanding the things we were talking about. Does it mean I’m ready to be an engineer? Heck no, but I at least have understanding of what my department does. I started getting to know people. I started feeling like my job served a purpose.

And now here we are one year later. Do I love my job every single day? No, but I think that’s just part of life. Am I still glad I made this move? Absolutely, without a doubt. I’m still learning things each day, I’m still kind of finding my way through things, but I’m feeling more and more confident all the time. This is where I’m meant to be right now. And it’s not a bad place to be. After all, at what other job can you call yourself the “Leslie Knope of Roads?”

On we go!

4 thoughts on “One Year Later

  1. Congrats on the one year! I think it is pretty scary to change anything in a routine (I was at my last job for 6 years before switching), but in the end, it is always a great learning experience regardless!

  2. Happy anniversary! I’m glad that you have a job that you enjoy enough to celebrate the anniversaries. Usually I just think to myself, “I’m STILL here”!? Ha! Kidding…kind of. Anyway, congrats on a year!

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