The first few weeks on any job can be trying. There’s so much to learn about the company, the product and your role/team. For an introverted agoraphobe like me, there’s all the stress of meeting new people and orienting myself to the culture of the place.
It can be overwhelming, no doubt.
At this moment for me the fact that I can do it in the safety and comfort of my own home helps. If I was meeting all of these people face to face in this short space of time, I’m not sure how well I’d cope.
However, one of my favorite things about coming in to a new situation is the opportunity to make order out of chaos. I’m wrapping my hands around my first real project, one which will give me a lot of hands on with our product, as well as help me really get to know that project through reorganizing and updating the documentation.
As a tech writer, I am fairly used to this as we are often the last role a company thinks to fill, and the first to be let go when money gets tight, so documentation is almost always in a state of flux. It might even be one of the reasons I love being a tech writer.
This type of project really makes me happy. It’s probably related to the reasons I love a jigsaw puzzle or those solitaire games like Freecell, where your job is to organize the cards in a particular way.
I am well aware of my dorkishness, thank you very much.
Now, I’m off to grab a cup of coffee before I get a little Blood Witch writing in before the start gun goes off on my day of organization glee. I hope your Thursday is FABULOUS, Readers. May kindness be abundant.