New location, new faces, new processes, new ‘stuff’. Everything is new today. All change.
I enjoy change, it’s good for the soul, if a little tiring at times. This is probably the biggest change in my life in the past several years and it feels good. It feels positive, it feels right. I’ve had chances to make this change in the past, luckily I’ve been in the position of still having the choice, still having the ability to decide for myself. I know, in that respect, I am lucky.
The previous chances have been good opportunities but, somewhere, something didn’t feel right. It’s hard to explain, but is the same as the last time I changed jobs. Back then I had two job offers, one in Edinburgh, one in Hamilton. The Edinburgh job was with a (now) well known firm, the Hamilton company was smaller, unheard of largely but felt right. It was less money, less certainty, and we had hoped to move to the East of Scotland (we both grew up in the West) but, for some reason, Hamilton was the ‘right’ choice. Hard to explain really (although, yes, the attractive buxom receptionist did make an impression… ).
Of course I have no crystal ball, and there is no such thing as a sure bet, I’ll wager that the next few months will be good ones. Positive ones. I’ll be learning new things, getting to know new people, and that’s always good.
On the flip side I do need to guard against my expectations. As well as a new job, I will be continuing to run further, get healthier, and in my mind the year stretches ahead into a shimmering light. In my head, 2007 is the year when it finally all comes together.
I think it might be, but, ya know, sometimes a healthy dose of pessimism helps.
Fingers crossed though.