My life took an exciting turn this week in the form of a job offer. I've been looking for some time, hoping to move into a job that more closely matches the kind of work I have found that I love. And low and behold, lightening struck and there the job was.
Now to be perfectly honest I am a little nervous. I am a solid chemist with strong analytical skills and the ability to run any chemical test out there as long as I am allowed a bit of time to practice the method. I am now veering off the beaten path, into a bit of an unknown.
I know in my heart I can and will perform spectacularly. But I also know there will be a lot of quick learning and hard work at the beginning so I can feel that I am contributing my best.
Plus change is always a bit scary right? I'm leaving a few people who feel like family. Although my new office is only three blocks away, so there are always lunch breaks.
So as a tribute to the coming unknown, today I photographed a country road.
Here is the view of the road behind me. (There were some moments of dark skies, a little rain, and just a few small bumps. But much of it was smooth sailing straight ahead using skills I learned in graduate school.)
And next what I hope is the road ahead. A bit of a downhill as I dive into work I am passionate about. Maybe some small bumps as I continue to learn and grow, and probably a continued veering slightly off the traditional chemistry career path.