Thoughts on being the 'new person'

14 November 2014

It's finally Friday (or Friyay as is more appropriate).

I'm home from work and sitting cross-legged on my bed picking at pick-n-mix I apparently took home with me from an event I went to last night (prior to going to the gym in an I started my new job this week, and I think it's always good to reflect on these things. However, I have observed certain things about being the 'new person'.

001. The nerves will never go away. I'm a confident person but wow I was nervous before starting this job. Driving there on my first day, I needed a real boost of encouragement, so thank you to all the people who tweeted me/texted me to wish me good luck - it was massively appreciated!

002. The introductions never stop. I cannot tell you how many times I've had to say 'Hello' and 'Lovely to meet you!' By the end of the day, I had a smile sewn into my face like Tour Guide Barbie from Toy Story 2.

003. You never know when it's acceptable to start organising your desk. Straight away, I just wanted to sort my stationary, get everything organised and make my desk area my little space. However, you don't want to look like the weird stationary OCD person, so that had to wait until day two. It's now a little Paperchase haven.

004. Lunch breaks. This one kills me. I don't want to look like the overly hungry person who has to eat lunch the moment the clock strikes midday, but I'm hungry and my nerves are only making the hunger worse. I want my yummy quinoa salad and I want it now!

005. Being called the wrong name. Ok new work colleagues. I know you're learning and so am I, but please take the time to not call me Tasmin. It's not hard. Give it a few weeks and I will be biting your head off if it continues.

So far, so good with the new role. It's going to take a while for me to settle I think, but that's only natural. It won't be too long before my new team are subjected to my foghorn laugh and then there's no going back for them!

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Last night, I went back to my old work for their annual End of Season Ball. I was actually quite nervous about going back, which is really unlike me, but it was a great night and any excuse to get dressed up and I'm there! Now I'm just looking forward to a quiet weekend.

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  1. I'm pleased everything's going well and I'm sure you'll be settled in no time! Love this little list, I've been working at the same place for 8 months now and they still misspell my name x

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  2. Ahh you'll settle in just fine. People at work sometimes call me Vicky, and I've been there almost two years. It drives me crazy!

    Victoria x

  3. Glad everything is going well. It's super difficult to overcome nerves, especially when you're out of your comfort zone and everything is unfamiliar - but one day soon you'll have settled in! Take care :* xx

    Hira x

  4. I'm starting a new job at the beginning of January and I'm already nervous about meeting new people and making a first impression. Really love the honesty in all your posts, popping off to Bloglovin' to follow you now!
    Cx / Bloglovin


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