New Job Thoughts, Or, Freedom and Unfamiliarity

I started my new job last Friday. It's been 2 days of work so far. Here are some observations:

1) I forgot how hard it is to enter in to a new environment and absorb all of the information required to function in that environment. Thankfully everyone's picture is next to their name in all of the intra-office communication software. There are so many processes that I'm unfamiliar with and the feeling of totally not knowing how to navigate is something I haven't felt in a long time.

2) The main reason I left my old job was to find more time in my schedule. It was really hard to do that. I already miss it on some level. However, in the space of 2 work days and one weekend, I already feel like a major burden has been lifted. There is nothing at my new job that I need to spend mental energy on, there is no one that I am responsible for working while I'm away from the office...I just go there for 8 hours and work. It's really freeing.

3) I don't think I've ever done so much concentrated video editing before. I've never really been in a position where most all of my 8 hour day was devoted to actually sitting in front of Premiere and cutting footage together. I'm excited to get faster at it with practice.

4) Related to #1, it's interesting viewing an environment and group of people that I really don't know at all. Everyone seems really nice, but so far I have no attachments whatsoever. If I get fired tomorrow (not that I want to get fired tomorrow) I would mourn the loss of job but can't say that I would mourn the loss of relationship. I know that's something that's built with time, but it's just strange to feel disconnected at my workplace. It's been a long time since I've felt that.

That's all for now.

Zak Adams