Saturday, May 17, 2014

Nothing is impossible

Whoa this was an interesting week.

The other day I bought a new journal with  Nothing is Impossible on the cover, a quote of Audrey Hepburn. My original intention was to use it as a training journal as I cleaned up my iphone calendar to focus on getting back on track for the runs. Then I opted to use a smaller portable journal to note feedback as then I can take it with me and make notes even at the gym. Then I thought to start over with my regular journal but decided against it. I've certainly started over journals time and time again. I started my current journal in January and I'm going to see 2014 through. The new journal might just wait till 2015.

So I went for the 2nd interview on Wednesday where I met the manager (who this job reports to) and the one other person in the same job.

I was waiting in the lobby 15 min before the interview time and at 10 min past the hour I was still waiting. That had me a bit nervous. 3 people called reception to see if I was there, the two people I was meeting with plus the recruiter. My concern was this wait was eating into my interview time.

The manager fetched me from reception and to me that's the moment the interview starts. When I was a recruiter I could pretty much tell if we'd hire the person from the trip from the lobby to the interview room.

The conversation went well, they have some exciting stuff going on. I really liked both of them but I left not sure how it would turn out. The 1st and 2nd interview two days apart is pretty rare, super nice as waiting is awful.

I popped over to the mall for some breakfast and then headed home. Spent some time with the neighbour, my God dog and their new puppy.

Then at 7pm I got a call from the recruiter. She started asking me if I wanted to come in for another interview but then said we want to offer you the position......what...did you say offer me the job. She emailed me the offer.

I did accept and I start on Tuesday. I never thought I'd find another job this quickly and that after they've been looking for so long they'd choose me. Well I'm ready to start and embrace this new adventure. I love that it's a smaller team, with less levels of management and I think I'll be super busy. Love all of that.

I totally surprised my outplacement consultant, first with starting the search so soon as the advice was take some time off.

I'm so pleased and feel this is that whole new chapter that I keep talking about but this is really the new chapter the other stuff was the preview.

Thursday was a lovely day catching up with a good friend who's in town for awhile. Friday was lunch with the other person from my group who got packaged and had a great time. Lovely few days for sure.

Today I went to WI and I was actually down 1.6 which puts me back where I was before I left for Expedition Everest. I'll confess I didn't track at all last week, I was in vacation mode.

We were chatting before the meeting started and a challenge was put forth. Another member bought a 3 month tracker and suggested getting a new tracker and then every Saturday we bring them to show what we've tracked. So far 4 people are on board. Her goal is she needs to be in a swimsuit. I'm thinking this lines up with Dumbo Double Dare really well.

Heck I like meetings due to the accountability of the scale so why not have a little public accountability for the tracking.

My meeting is moving as the location is up for lease and we found out where it's going. Exactly 5 minutes from my house and they move on my birthday.

I feel like I'm in a special place in my life. I feel like there's a whole new world out there for me.
The new job, the new car and of course really a new life with only me to worry about. I'm so ready to embrace it, forget fear, break out of the cocoon and fly.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Kay Lynn Akers said...

Congratulations on the job. It seems like it was meant to be and they were just waiting for you!

P.S. I don't comment much but read every post.

Angel Blue said...

Am so happy for you. Good luck with the new job.

Enz said...

I absolutely love your positive attitude and your "go ahead with guns blazing" plan. This is all so awesome!

I am so looking forward to reading about all your new adventures :)

Patty said...

Congratulations on the new job! :)