Thursday, August 18, 2011

In my new role

I applied and got accepted into a lateral position here at work. It's the same process, but now I'd be answering a different set of questions. I'm now part of the IA team in our department and I'd be ensuring that the work done by my colleagues are correct.

I've been hesitant to take it at first, or to continue to pursue it after the first interview as I soon learned that my son would become an older brother in a few months. We've been trying since June and it seems that God finally answered my prayers and requests. It would still be on Saturday when it would be truly confirmed via ultrasound but I did two tests already, once a little more than a week after my guessed ovulation day, and once again on the day I'm supposed to have my mentruation. Both resulted in positive. So I'm just waiting for the ultrasound to really confirm my current condition.

So why was I hesitant to become part of a new team? It's because while I don't experience any physical difficulties that usually accompany my condition, it's the emotional roller coaster ride I have. And it would be really comforting for me if I'm surrounded by familiar faces to whom I can just vent and rant and whatnot. I talked to my new supervisor and unit manager about this and they both told me to do what I think would be best for me. I gave it a day, the first day I reported to my new team, observed if I'd be ok, and then talked about it with J at night. I then decided to just go with it. It's good, too, that I have a friend who was accepted with me.

So far, this is my fourth day and it's been good. It would still be on Monday before I really do any auditing and I've just been practicing since Tuesday. The people here are different, too different from the team I'm used to but I'm willing to adapt. I miss my old team, tho, especially the inside jokes, the spontaneous laughter...

I'm just thinking that there's still our communicator and that we still see each other on the lockers. Thankfully, my condition is fairly easy to handle and looks like I'm coping.

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