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09 April 2008 @ 08:28 pm
"I try to own my destiny"  
I am loving my new job so far :)

Things I adore:

x. my supervisor (the guy who interviewed me for the position last month), who is awesome & encouraging & easy to get along with - so unlike what I was working with before.

x. the work: it is challenging and engaging, and a direct application of all the things I am studying in my masters; it is much more involved than what I was doing before, and I love that. On my second day there, I was doing a report that is getting sent off to the Treasury & Finance government department; today, working through the monthly Business Activity Statement which confused me terribly at my last job, but somehow, makes much more sense here. I love it. I'm overwhelmed by the things they want me to do, in time, but also excited, and eager to learn & learn & learn.

x. going into work by train; working right in the city (about 100metres from the train platform!) and living 2 streets away from the train station means I can ride into work, for the first time ever. It's quicker than it was to drive to my last job in peak hour traffic, and now I have a whole hour a day to read a book, and not have to worry about other cars. Not to mention I get to sleep in now, and don't have to leave for work now until after 8am - the time I was generally getting to my last job. I also get to leave at 5pm... and I am getting paid more too.

x. working in the city & catching the train in reminds me a tiny bit of working in London. I have been walking around in the sunshine in my lunch breaks, and discovering new places to get lunch, including an adorable sushi roll bar, just around the corner from work &heats;

x. my coworkers seem so nice & friendly & helpful, and it just feels like a much happier place to be than the last one.

I feel like I am finally on the right path :)
d-elicate: Audrey - Pink Tiarahandsdown on April 9th, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations sweetie! Wonderful news, so pleased for you :) xx
Fionariphertoshreds on April 9th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
That's great Jade! Sounds like an awesome opportunity and I'm jealous of your short commute :D
fishbaristababe on April 9th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Yay! That's very, very good to hear.
riikkaflashbulbmemory on April 9th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds so good :)
soshesayssoshesays on April 9th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
So so happy to read this entry. Congratulations!
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on April 9th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
im so glad for you that this new job gives you more a sense of purpose. even more so that the overall environment and the people seem better. yay!

we spend most of our adults lives working so its nice that youv found a niche.
Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on April 9th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Sounds really, really fabulous. :)
I'm glad you've found somewhere that appreciates and challenges you.
prophetess666prophetess666 on April 10th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
I'm so so happy for you dear! That's fabulous news!!!!
a is for the ache in achilles: playfulturnedoffneon on April 10th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
i'm really pleased for you. =) x
Emilia Rothschild: {EAFTER} balletherealshores on April 10th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful, lovely! :D I'm so happy for you.
jessicasea__secret on April 11th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Jade, it is so wonderful to see you doing so well. After all the years we've been friends, and all i've seen you struggle through, it's so inspiring to see you in a job that you love & just so generally, genuinely happy with life.

    scarlet's walk: abashedkisstheviolets on April 12th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
thankyou so much darling. I know that you will get there too; believe it!