New Job Report: ‘I’m Finally Just Going To Accept The Truth’

It’s been a month, and I’m finally just going to accept the truth.
You like me. For me. And because I’m just me.
I was worried that you wouldn’t — or that you would come to realize that you didn’t.
It was actually one of the scariest things about leaving the newspaper and my job as a journalist.
My persona had become so intertwined with what I did that I wasn’t sure people would care to talk with me when I no longer did it. After all, my job allowed me to be on the front lines of whatever subject was attracting the community’s attention. I was speaking with the those involved, present at major events and often had behind-the-scenes observations. It was easy to find something going on that people were interested in knowing more about and to spark a conversation.
While I still get to be a part of a lot of interesting things at the hospital where I’m now the communications coordinator, it’s a much more specialized field.
I’ve been relieved to find that my (perhaps somewhat exaggerated and silly) fears have not been realized. People do still like me and want to talk with me, even though I don’t have the latest scoop on what is going on in Yankton.
In fact, I’ve had such an outpouring of well wishes, support and kindness during the last couple months that I’ve had to pinch myself to make sure it wasn’t all just a dream. Friends and acquaintances have expressed a confidence in me and an appreciation for my work that I could only hope existed but certainly didn’t expect. Those conversations and written exchanges have meant a lot to me, and I can’t thank those involved with them enough for their encouragement.
I am happy to report as I start week five that my new job is going well, and I have no regrets about my decision to take a new career path.
Sure, I miss my daily interactions with old coworkers and sources, but the hospital is a very positive environment. I have the pleasure of working with many kind and talented people. My new employers and coworkers have been patient with me as I learn new skills and processes. I look forward to going into the office every day.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for every kind word. Thank you for your support. Thank you for filling my life with so much joy and warmth.
With any luck, I’ll be talking with you soon. 🙂

One thought on “New Job Report: ‘I’m Finally Just Going To Accept The Truth’

  1. You are who you are Nathan and that will never change. You could now be even more behind the scenes if you are interested? Call or text if you get my drift?

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