I am pretty excited about tomorrow. The day has arrived sooner! Change can be unsettling, however once you have done your research there is not much to be fearful. The timing could not never be so right. I am in the zone spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I am hoping that walking to the train and at work will add to the physical health benefits.
As a mom, I hope my children will be fine as dad takes the reins on the home front. Time will tell.
My prospective colleague Amy* has been amazing so far, she has kept in touch once a week for the last 4 weeks. Invited me last week to ‘pop over’ for lunch until I gave her my geographical location. Today, she wanted to finalise details of where to meet how to access the workplace with ease, etc.
“Be attentive to your phone and I will do the same, so she said”.
This woman has been very encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic. I cannot wait to meet her. Her tone and pitch has been nothing but welcoming. Will soon find out if she is a health visitor by background 😆
On a serious note, I have decided to get myself a uniform of navy slacks, white t shirts and pumps. I chose comfort over all. There is so much I will need to grasp as soon as possible; policies, procedures and politics. Clothing need not to be one of them.
The work bag is ready with a pack of almonds for snacking, deodorant, vaseline, gum, notebook and a book to read.
Things to do the night before
– set out comfortable outfit. Older ones the better as you know the fitting and comfort. Make sure the outfit sets the tone for who you are.
– Establish where you are meant to report. Ideally this should be done a week in advance or in plenty of time.
-Check travel arrangements, parking etc. Pack the work bag and have it handy.
– Be prepared to meet the team/ colleagues and introduce yourself. Ask and answer questions. Be clear and above all be You.
– Sleep well, at least 7-8hours.
-Remember why you took the offer.