As all my Allison cousin’s would say “Oh my goodness.” Change is an inevitable part of life. And change is often disruptive, challenging, stress-inducing and unsettling. Mike has been telling me to be careful lately; he didn’t want me to swing from enthusiasm to despair as we move through the uncertainty around my job. The big stuff is settled. I’m employed, working on an intensive transition from one company to another, but enjoying it.
Feeling my way through a new organization, new leadership, new rules, is a bit weird. I’ve been with the same company for nearly 3 years, and many of the folks I work with are still people I work with. But not all of them. And some new folks are in the mix. I am trying to remind myself that this part of the process is still unfolding. That each day is an opportunity to learn more, to reset expectations for myself, my team and those around me. It is a time to begin again where I need to, like restoring some relationships that got strained during the challenges of the past few months, and setting aside my assumptions about how we do things.
This is, if I want it, an amazing opportunity to learn, strengthen my core skills, dust off some skills I haven’t used and in general, check myself: is this who I am, is this what I am, is this how I do things.
I actually like change. It’s fun. It’s unsettling. And done right, it’s alchemical.