Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Weeks In!

Hey all! Thanks for being patient with me on the lack of blog posts lately. Unlike my lazy sister-in-law, I have had A LOT going on these days. (So has she, but I'm just using her words;). Anyway, I've been really stressed and rather emotional lately, so I figured I'd spare you all the details of the crazy thoughts in my head. ;) As you know based on my last blog entry, I started my new job at UW-M last week (11/28). To say the last two weeks have been overwhelming may be a bit of an understatement, but I think that is to be expected when starting over again... During these two weeks, I have spent a lot of time reading, researching, and sitting in on student appointments, just trying to take in as much information as I possibly can. The whole information overload concept definitely rings true (especially when you factor in the fact that I'm trying to figure out all my benefits and insurance too), but I've actually really enjoyed learning so much. This week, I got to lead a few appointments of my own, meaning the other advisor sat in with me, but I led the discussion. After the first couple appointments, I started feeling pretty confident about the information I was giving to students. I think my biggest fear is when they start asking really specific things, whether it be about classes, potential career paths, etc. I know I'll start to understand that information more as time goes on, but it's hard not to feel like I should know it all right away. Guess I just gotta go a little easier on myself! :) I'd be lying if I said that I was super pumped the first few days. In fact, I even had fleeting moments of, "Holy shit, did I make the wrong decision?!" I think I was just a little thrown off by the major differences between UW-M and MIAD. And let's be real, no one will ever live up to Duane as a boss. That being said, however, I've already started to feel a big shift in my mood and attitude about the job, and I'm really excited to come into my own in the office. I know I can do it, I know I'm good at what I do, and it's just a matter of getting the opportunity to prove that! Honestly, I still can't even believe that I got this new job and that I'll already be starting week three on Monday. Where does time go?! I hope things just keep getting better and better, and I look forward to sharing more details with you in the future. Until then, be on the look out for a few random posts as well as a few holiday-related ones. I promise I'll try to be a little more on top of the blog from here on out! :)

1 comment:

Courtney said...

thanks for the shout out! glad to hear you're sorta kinda almost gettin in the groove :) you'll need to tell me exactly *what* you do cause ... I need to know ;)