So the past two weeks I ended up working a total of 111 hours. I find it both impressive and ridiculous at the same time. Obviously, I really shouldn’t be spending that much time in the office, but on the other hand I just can’t seem to get myself away from there. Last week we had 3 new hires, and it is my job to get them up to speed by the time I leave the office in mid June. I’m moving to Portland, and even though it may not be at the most desirable time since I just got a promotion and I had all these wonderful plans for my office, sometimes we have to take big risks and jump to other opportunities. I’m sad that I will be leaving those wonderful people I work with, but at the same time I have a lot of wonderful things coming up in the next couple of months that I would have not been able to experience if this opportunity did not appear in my life.
So, yes I have neglected my blog for the past few weeks, because I have been dealing with a lot of different things at work. Trying to prepare everything for all the new hires and trying to teach them the way the office works, the system we use and all the different responsibilities that we have there. It’s going to be tough but I think so far we have a good group of girls and I hope they are able to blossom and take over the office the way I did with Alyssa. We work in a very fast pace environment and there is never a dull moment in that office.
However, I’m not looking forward to next week much. Alyssa (my coworker, right hand person and office buddy) is moving as well, and her last day is next Thursday. She is my friend and I would like to spend sometime with her before she moves. At the moment we are in different offices so I know I won’t get to see her at all until the going away dinner on Wednesday. The office is not the same without her. I guess I shouldn’t worry since I will not be there in 2 weeks either, but still people we appreciate are always missed when they are not there. At least I will make plans to hang out in September when I’m in Seattle for the marathon.
Anyways, I’m really hoping that the next couple of weeks go smooth and I’m able to get a lot of stuff done for work along with training the girls without me having to work a crazy amount of hours. I need to not be so hard on myself if they do not learn everything by the time I leave. I just wish I could not feel responsible for their learning abilities. I want them to be able to come into the office and run it as if nothing had change. I feel Alyssa and I put a lot of effort and hard work to get everything where it’s at right now and I do not want the people that I work with to struggle because of the changes that are happening. I guess slowly I will have to learn to let go as I have a lot of things coming up including my backpacking trip that I need to start getting ready for. I’m hoping to begin my running routine this week and continue it without any issues util the day we begin our journey through the JMT.
Hope you enjoyed the rant..