So you’ve noticed that I haven’t been posting as much this month. Me too! It sucks.
My professional life changed this month. I gave two weeks’ notice, left my then-job, and started a new job… with a much longer, butt-numbing commute. (Alas, my car is 12 years old, and I really want it to make it to 200,000 miles. I’ve got 42K left to go! So no new car for me for the next year.)
During my last two weeks at the old job, I worked like a fiend to get shit done and/or updated as possible. I absolutely enjoyed working with my team there – yes, including my manager. I have been very fortunate to enjoy and respect and LIKE my hiring managers at every job I’ve held since I’ve graduated college. That’s a lot of jobs and a lot of bosses I’ve admired, respected, and still look up to.
This week is Week 2 of the new gig. I’m managing/directing the social media program for an online company that works with movies. It’s a semi-new industry for me to be in. I’d interned at a movie studio a while back during my b-school days, but it was in the marketing finance department. I’m learning the jargon and the acronyms, but sometimes not fast enough. Luckily, in the language of online marketing, we tend to use the same dictionary.
I still have blog posts to write and a couple to edit and post. On the weekends, I look at my laptop sometimes and I kind of stay away. (That said, it doesn’t mean I’m not wired. Hello, iPadasaurus.)
On the plus side, I’ve been catching up on a ton of podcasts in the car!