Today was fast-paced and extremely challenging. I had moments where I was ready to scream and cry, and I was contemplating finding the nearest dive bar and spending my lunch there. But I got through it, and I am utterly exhausted. After Covey my boss and I went to lunch together, and that was awesome. I opened up to her about my stress and my fears, and she was so understanding and expressed concern. She told me to take some days off...and I will, but right now too much is expected of me. She reassured me and really helped boost me back up. I also opened up to her about a certain touchy subject that she outwardly questioned me on, and that surprised the hell out of me. Wow, SHE even saw it, and she hasn't been my manager for that long. I got back to work and was thrown back into the new world of management and planning and strategizing. I am writing the QA rubric for the SRS team, and that has proven to be very challenging and a little frustrating (yeah, I don't really know the job), but the manager liked it and the direction and so that helped me feel much more at ease. And then on Monday I will have my direct reports and so I am trying to strategize a plan for them, and I decided to meet with them on Friday after the meeting from hell to discuss what is expected of them. So yeah, a lot is going on. I just can't wait until things slow back down. I REALLY want to start dating...I can't stop thinking about it, but I need to focus on my move and work for the moment.
I need a DRINK.
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