Today is the day…today I begin a new chapter in my career. I am heading to Houston in a few hours to meet my new team at the corporate offices of Bristow Group. I am both excited and nervous as all get out. It’s been a long time since I’ve showed up for my first day of work, but I’m ready to dive in and once again prove myself. I am the “girl for the job”.
Thankfully it’s a “quick” fight, because even in times of Covid, I’ll be making it every other week for at least the first six months or so. Just until I have my feet under me and I have a clue as to what I’m doing. Though it will be a skeleton crew at headquarters, I am excited to see my team in person — working from home full-time is very much a blessing, but there have been times where I have struggled because I am social and I love the face-to-face interaction with people. It’s nice when you are trying to work through an issue, or just need a break, to have the option to walk down the hall and get someone’s opinion rather than picking up the phone. Sometimes it’s just quicker to read their body language when trying to get an idea across.
I think what I’m most excited about is working under Crystal again. Crystal and I have been working together for a long, long time and we are a lot a like. She’s very driven and wicked smart and I have a lot of respect for her – which is super important for me. It’s difficult for me to work with others ahead of me if I don’t feel they know what they are doing. And that’s not a dib on anyone — it’s just how I function.
Crystal understands how to motivate me and how to mentor me. And though I won’t report to her directly — she’s the top dog of the team and so she will direct and influence me generally. Her pace is usually a little crazy and I’m always running to catch my breath, but it’s a pace I prefer. For whatever reason, I prefer to be more overwhelmed than under and though I don’t know a whole lot about what I’m walking into, I do know I will be drinking from a firehose starting first thing tomorrow morning.
So wish me luck and cast a prayer on my behalf if you think of it. I’m as ready as I can be, but the extra support will help. I’m super excited for this new adventure and feeling overwhelmingly blessed this morning as I make my way to new endeavors.