Monday, April 4, 2011

What a long, strange trip it's been...

In early March, I went back to work for my former employer.
You know, like returning to the scene of a crime.
Everyone wants to know what it's like to leave a place, be gone for x amount of years, then come back.  
Well I'll tell ya - it's like an amicable breakup w/ a partner, where you decide they're not that bad, and you get back together w/ them...but v cautiously.

Ok, I'm not being that cautious - but while I've been aware of everything that's been happening there (here?) since I left, I'm determined NOT to get involved in any (if any) drama during my stay.  I just don't have the time or patience for that anymore.  I don't work in HR (not directly) anymore, so people coming in and talking to me?  It's merely for conversation, and not about issues.  So instead of being "filed away", it simply goes in one ear and out the other.  

I will tell you this:  it's a weeeee bit weird being back.  Things have definitely changed and there isn't that tight-knit-group-feeling that used to exist here, however, when you're simply there to work and not socialize, it's not so bad.  Not to mention I have a kick ass team, so that makes it pretty fun AND bearable...HURRAH!

While I liked being away and working for other places, I have to admit I didn't make many friends while I was least, not like the ones I have here.  There are a few people that I stay in touch with, but for the most part, I left w/o looking back.
I like to believe I grew up a bit (really?  I'm 41) while I was gone as well, but maybe that comes with leaving and coming back, who knows.  All I know is I'm here now, I enjoy it, I want to do a good, if not GREAT job, and at the end of the day, not stress out about it.  

I think I'm on track.

Let this be a lesson, kids: hindsight is sometimes 20/20, but really, the grass ain't that much greener - you only think it is. 

**photo courtesy of me iPhone.  Again.


  1. So, are you saying it's the same except you miss seeing me EVERY DAY ... oh, and the other Asians ... I guess Pam and Daniel too :)

  2. Yay welcome black! Now that you're "here", I'd like to discuss some DRAMA with you that you'll need to file away and stuff. Also, we'll need you to come in and work on Sunday, that would be great, yeah...