It’s 11AM and I’m just waking up. This is the longest that I’ve slept in a while and I do not feel one ounce of guilt. This was my first full week at my new workplace and it was absolutely wonderful. My acclimatization processes were quite enjoyable and I absolutely enjoy working and speaking with the individuals I’ll be working closest with. I’m the only IT person in this department and it seems as if my other coworkers marvel at that fact. They even surprised me with balloons tied to my desk after they found out I was coming to the office. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

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My day-to-day duties and overall role was fully explained this week and I can honestly say that I know this is a role that I will really enjoy. As a senior data analyst, I’ll be responsible for managing a few systems for several different clients, organizing and compiling data, training, etc. There are duties that are a bit more technical, although I don’t have to do any coding, which was my preference. Well, let me backtrack, I do have to code, but it’s more web and DB coding and maintenance.. if I’m making any sense. I could go on, but I’ll save that for when you all have time to go to my linkedin account.

In hindsight, I’m glad I decided to just take the leap and find something else. Even after being so reluctant because I had gotten so comfortable at my old workplace for the past three years. And since I’m on this celebrating life tip real heavy, I celebrated this leap with amazing food all this week without any guilt in regards to this diet I’m on for my birthday celebration in DR.

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And I’m more than grateful for that experience because it helped me figured out what I wanted to do in the IT world, at least for the next few years. But in my new role, it’s also so exciting to be able to work in a smaller environment and work so closely with executives. I think that’s one of the things that I enjoy most about my role, besides me having the opportunity to be extremely analytical without being ridiculed for it. :hmph:

I’m looking forward to next week, but I also plan to make sure I get A LOT of rest this weekend. I need it. Especially for Game 7. -____-

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6 Comments
  1. Vaneese

    June 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations on the new job!! That was so sweet of your new coworkers to get you balloons. I hope your new work environment is a good one; it can definitely make or break a job. Your work sounds so fascinating! I’ve shied away from tech, but I definitely have a growing interest. I’m thinking of pursuing educational technology and instructional design in the future. Looking forward to reading more about your work life!
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    1. Rae

      June 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Yea, STEM fields can create skepticism in people who aren’t used to all of the complexities that are involved with said fields. It goes so deep. There are so many areas that exist that I don’t even know about but with my background, it’s intriguing while it’s intimidating to others. If you do decide to educational technology & instructional design, I honestly believe you’ll love it.

  2. Shannon

    June 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I love being able to sleep in late. I tend to take full advantage of that whenever I can.

    Congratulations on your new job! Being able to secure a position within the realm of things that you want is always a good thing. You’ve earned it!
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  3. Faith

    June 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulations! It’s an amazing feeling when you can say that you enjoy what you do for a living.

    1. Rae

      June 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Faith!

      And yes, I agree — it is definitely an amazing feeling. I am really out here adding so many skills to my bank and I’m more than grateful for the opportunity to do so.
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