I think this is what I was doing a week ago. I am glad now that I took that vacation. I am already exhausted from my new job! Happy exhausted, but exhausted just the same. For some of the same reasons I was exhausted in my last week at the old job. I am shadowing the outgoing director this week. Next week I will have a real office of my own, with my own phone, and my own chair. For now, I am sitting in her office, learning all I can. And talking too much. I cannot stand to talk all day long! It wears me down.
I met with my boss yesterday and talked with her about a page-long list of ideas I have. Everywhere I look, I see things that can be improved. And I seem to think I have the energy to do it!
It is so different when you love a place. Motivation is natural.
What a difference to walk into a place every morning where you will be greeted with honest joy and enthusiasm. Where you feel deeply secure in your knowledge and abilities. Where you feel deeply secure that everyone else is aware of your knowledge and abilities.
Soon I will not be so consumed with my job and can start living like a human being! What a wonderful thing to look forward to!