Meet the New Job, Same as the Old Job
About 18 months ago, I was asked to take on a completely different role where I work. It was way different than anything I had ever done before. It was an important role that needed to be filled, and it seemed that I was the best person to fill it. Now that may be the case, but I had some misgivings about the task at the start precisely because it was something I hadn’t done before. I tried to muddle through the tasks at hand, but never should shake that feeling of “this isn’t what I want to do.” This feeling was confirmed when my boss came up to me recently and said “look, I know you’re not happy. What do you want to do?” Pretty serious denial.
While nothing is finalized, what it looks like is happening is that I can get something along the lines of my “old job” back. Certain aspects of that job will have changed, partially because the organization itself as changed as well as my own interests. It will get me back into doing the kinds of things I miss in my current job and hopefully will have enough new challenges to keep me energized. With the newfound energy I’m getting from doing this Atkins thing, I need some place to put it.