New Job Anxiety

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 11/5/2006 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You all know my saga, so I wanted to update you a bit on what's been going on with me.
After the hellish experience at my former job, I started doing freelance, where I continued to do it for about 8 months, when I officially landed a new position outside my former industry. I start on Monday.
I think I might have had the onset of a panic attack last night, but managed to breathe through it without taking a klonopin, (mostly because I didn't want to disturb my kitty who was sleeping with me!) Unfortunately, as I was freelancing I lost my insurance last month so I'm running low on meds until my new insurance kicks in next month.
I'm pretty nervous about starting fresh. Although, I do with I had this sense of freedom by starting all over again. There is some anxiety of what my boss will be like, whether I'll lose myself in trying to please others again, about whether I'll take on too much just to impress others.
That's not to say I'm not happy about the new job. But once again the nerves outweigh the excitement. This is one of the thought processes that I'm working with my therapist to change. But even still. Just looking for some support and a few success stories. Anything to replace the weird thoughts in my head with good stuff.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 752
   Posted 11/6/2006 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your new job...a fresh start in familiar will be fine..and of course a little will be your first day after all!
You have new skills to cope now..enjoy the new you, as the next chapter in your life unfolds!

Good luck.


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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 11/6/2006 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
You know you are great at what you do and we all know that there will be the initial worry and angst over starting this new job
I know you will do just great you are strong and have already proven that in the past ........rogth .....
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Heavens NO do not disturb that kitty cat lol
Mine rule the house too

Keep us posted please and know your HW family is with you in Spirit as always
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