So a lot has changed since I was complaining about a lack of confidence a few weeks ago. I went to an event that the young professionals group at the synagogue put on and enjoyed it, and there’s another event coming up that I’m planning on attending as well. I’m still not sure if this social group is going to end up being a good fit for me, but it’s a start. I’ve been continuing to take advantage of the access to academic databases I have from taking my Yup’ik class, and I’m also enjoying the class itself. I still haven’t gotten back into the swing of blogging, but I’m feeling more into the idea than I was for a while.
Most importantly, though, my work is going great. I’ve just been promoted to a new position that was basically created especially for me, and I’m very excited about it. I liked my previous job, but I always felt like it was better for me than I was for it. I did fine at it, I think, but many of the core functions were somewhat outside my comfort zone. Having to do those things was good for me in making me more comfortable with them, but overall it would really be better to have someone in that job who was already comfortable with those functions and had a personality more compatible with the job than mine. The new job is a better fit for my skills and interests.
So yeah, things are going well.