a little early birthday present

Enjoyed my first day, although I have so much to learn that it would be easy to be overwhelmed.  I decided to let it all happen naturally.  I am excited about all that lies before me.  I thought perhaps I’d write “but” and then realized there isn’t one to note.  There is one negative thing that happened in the process of my hiring, one that doesn’t have anything to do with me, but makes me wish that circumstances hadn’t been like this.  I won’t expand on it, out of respect for my new office and for those who have to deal with it.

If anything, it makes me feel even more strongly about living up to the choice my office made in hiring me.

Listen.

Learn.

Be open-minded and be prepared to stretch beyond my comfort zone.

And so I will.

In the meantime, I have my own little office that I need to fill with art and plants, and reminders about what is important.  I’m seeking a good picture with an iceberg to remind me daily about my philosophy of interactions between people.  I’m going to have pictures of my boys and my honey.  I’m going to organize it and bring in reference materials that will help me to be effective.

I’m going to make it a good, welcoming space where I can make a difference, even if it’s just one day at a time.

And that’s all I have to say for now because I’m tired and I’d like a good night’s sleep.  I have much more learning to do tomorrow.

One day at a time…

moonfire

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