That First Week


The first week of a new job is always going to be tough. I don’t know if there are exceptions to this rule. It was the truth at every job I can remember, with one exception of my first job out of college at a call center for an insurance company. That first week was not difficult, But pretty much every week after that was brutal.

I say this because I need to hear it. I need to remind myself. You may need it also.

Any new venture you enter where and you are playing in a brand new sandbox is going to be full of challenges and feel overwhelming. That’s OK.

Remember your last job. Remember how overwhelmed you felt that first month. Remember how you overwhelmed you felt by the third month. Then remember how comfortable you were by the end of year one. You’ll get there again.

Here’s to new adventures.