Friday, September 25, 2015

The Waves of Change

Stuff comes at me in waves. It just seems like I don't do small changes. And that's why I haven't posted anything in a while. I ended up landing a new job working for the state of NC in the Finance Housing Agency. It's all web based software around making mortgages. After over 2 years at this manufacturing company, leaving was a tough decision, and I hope it was the right one. It's going to take a while before I really figure that out.

The new office is on a side of town that I don't know very well and don't get into very often. It is much closer to the pool where the noon swim practices are, so that's going to be nice. But it's a whole new commute, different dress code, and the pace of state government workers. So far there has been lots of food.

Monday was my first day on the new gig, and settling in is always a stressful transition. And on Tuesday Kelley and the kids went with her mom to Myrtle Beach for the rest of the week. I do love my bachelor time. And they are having a blast on the coast.

It seems strange to me to start out a new job working 4 day weeks, but that's happening. Taking off the first 2 fridays to travel for races might not be the smartest plan, but they agreed to it. This is a new wrinkle to my stupid fall.

And now it's time to head down to Charleston for my first marathon swim! 12 miles in open water is no joke. They say the tide is supposed to be favorable and it looks like the weather *might* hold out for a nice day (80* and partly cloudy is the prediction). I need to trust in the training and push through the taper madness. Race day is this saturday! I'm ready, I guess. This is a totally new change, I've never tried anything like it before. Trust in the training.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Congrats on the new job! I hope that you like working for a public entity! I am sure that it will be much different from working in the private sector but hopefully you like it! If not, you have such a strong resume and a great skill set so you can always try something else. But I hope you end up liking it there!

GOOD LUCK on your swim this weekend! I just can not wrap my mind around swimming that far! So amazing! I hope that everything goes well for you!!

Abby said...

Good luck on the new job, and I cannot wait to hear your swim recap.

Amber said...

Congrats on your new job! Hopefully you get used to the new commute soon and that's awesome you're closer to the pool!

Anna Sherwood said...

Congrats on the new job! It's great that they've given you this time (Friday's off) to travel for your races etc. This is what can make for a great work environment as I know these races are important to you. Keeping employees happy makes for better employees.
And great job on your swim this past weekend - saw some updates on FB.
Cheers, Piper's Run.

B.o.B. said...

Best of luck in the new gig! Change is good. Cannot wait to read about the 12 mile swim. That's insane.