I have news

Today is my last day at my current job.

Nearly six years later and it’s time for a change.

A much-needed change in my book.

I want to feel challenged and refreshed.

I want to shake up my “routine” and define my “new normal.”

So this is it.

I start the new job on January 3. Giving me just a few days to get used to the idea of an entirely new job, a new commute, new scenery, new EVERYTHING. And to celebrate, of course. 😉

Probably the biggest adjustment for me this time around?

(don’t laugh)

I won’t be working with my sister anymore.

I know, seems trivial in the grand scheme of things.

But after almost six years of working together, commuting together, IM’ing eachother throughout the day (from two offices away, no less). And THIS is a big change. Especially since she is also leaving the company we’ve both been with for 6 and 8 yrs respectively, for a job that will take her to California often (as in at least once per month if not more). That means big change for us as sisters. We’re going to have to redefine our own version of “normal” and I’m SURE that will mean we’ll enjoy eachother’s company that much more…because it’ll be a little bit harder to come by. *shiff*

So of course, now that I’m in the final days of my current job, it’s all now hitting me that huge change is around the corner. Not just change in the type of work I’ll be doing (similar to what I do now but in a much more focused role than my current job) or the environment I’ll be doing it in, but even the simplest of things – my day-to-day lifestyle will change.

My commute is much longer.

Which means I may need to reconsider my current workout routine/time of day. But time will tell on that one (phew).

I don’t know anyone at all yet in this new job at a company much larger than my current employer.

But that also means the potential for new friendships to bloom, never a bad thing in my book.

I have to prove myself – I’m the newbie, not the long-timer whose reputation preceeds her!

Which I’m sort of looking forward to – I can shape my “reputation” however I want to shape it. No preconceived notions. I’m as new to them as the new year is to all of us. Why not show ’em whose boss, right??

Hell, I don’t even know who I’ll eat lunch with…or if I’ll eat alone at my desk like I do now.

But that’s ok. It makes me uncomfortable the “not knowing” part, but that’s partly what I dig about the whole concept of a new job.

The unexpected.

It ALL seems sort of daunting and scary and new. But daunting, scary and new in the best way possible. It means I’ll be challenged. I’ll be way outside my comfort zone. It means I’ll be presented with new opportunity. And that I can shape my future however I want it. It’s mine for the taking.

And I’m ready. For all of it. I really, really am.

Change. Is. Good. (but scary).