Its official, the big exciting work change I was talking about awhile ago has come through and I am moving from the corporate office to a manufacturing plant! I will still be working for the same company, but in a different location with a different title, not to mention a bit of a different wardrobe. I signed the offer letter Friday, but I won’t be starting in the new place until December. That leaves me stuck in the middle until then.
Training there, trying to transition everything here, saying hello, saying goodbye…it puts me in a weird position when I’m not leaving the company but I’m leaving the people I work with everyday. It might be cliché to say, but I work with some of my best friends. I’m with them for most of my waking life. I’ve been so very lucky to get to work with people I actually like and admire and judging by their sweet good luck notes, they like me too! I’m unsure of how our relationships will be going forward and to be honest I try not to think about it too much because it makes me sad.
If you haven’t heard me say it before, I’ll say it again:
I am not one for change.
When I was in Jr. High I wondered why I had to go to High School. At the end of High School I wondered why I had to go to College. The answer is, That is what’s expected. This is one of the first times in my life that I’ve made the decision for a big change on my own, without a prescribed way of doing things. It isn’t traditional to go from the corporate office to a manufacturing plant. But I’ve learned that each time I make a big change something good comes from it. It’s these changes that make me who I am. Now I just have to take a big breath and go for it…