Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Buddah Returns

Damn.... I haven't made a post since August 12th.... I didn't know it'd been that long. Well, I'm back!!! Don't know for how long but I'm here nonetheless. Every so often you life takes you away from everything. It forces you to take a step back and appreciate, evaluate and just breathe!!! The last post I wrote a few days before I started my new job. I've been working for a little over two months. So far so good. No complaints. I haven't encountered any drama or met any people that I'd like to give a severe tongue-lashing to or cut (or both)... LOL! I've got plenty to do to keep me busy. And starting next week, my team will be traveling to a few regions to do some user testing on a few web applications that will roll out soon. It should be interesting I'm sure. And who can complain about free travel?

The only downer about my job is that my supervisor will be taking a new job in a different department after the New Year. Just when you're getting used to the way things work - change happens. And he was already in search of finding another analyst for the team. So that means we'll be looking for two new hires. Oh well... More to look forward to. As long as my supervisor gives me a good evaluation before he leaves or when my orientation/probation period is up (which ever comes first) - that's all that matters. Oh yeah, the orientation/probation period is six months. This is the longest I've ever had to endure a period of sorts. But the positives outweigh the negatives because you get more than enough time to get comfortable with your job, your team, and culture of the organization. Enough time to learn from your mistakes, prove yourself, and impress the people that approve the timesheets.

What else has happened? I moved into my own place almost three weeks ago. So I'm really feeling grown now. Oh the bills! NOT FUN! LOL! It's going to be a little tight through the holidays but the most important thing is that I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, and clothes on my back. I'm slowly but surely making touches of me into my new home. I figure I should be fully acclimated by the time my orientation/probation period is up - which is around my birthday, mid February. Maybe then I can throw a little house warming party. Mmmm....

I'm halfway through Juan Williams's book Enough: The Phone Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It. An excellent, very well written book. It's a must read. I'm also loving Janet's 20 Y.O., Monica's The Makings of Me, Amos Lee's Supply and Demand, Natalie Cole's Leavin', The Brand New Heavies Get Used To It, Ben Harper's Both Sides of the Gun, India.Arie's Testimony, Vol. 1, Life and Relationship, and George Benson & Al Jarreau's Giving It Up.

That's about it for now. I better continue to listen out for the door. My new furniture is supposedly on the way. I had to take off today so it better be here TODAY. I don't want to unleash the hounds but if I have to I will.... LOL! Until next time, peace, love and many blessings!