Somebody started their new job this past week-
Yesterday was Terry and I’s first day at our new church. Terry will still be a youth pastor at this new church, but a new place always brings new challenges and new adventures. He brought the message yesterday and did an awesome job. Every time he goes up on stage I am so impressed. I don’t know if I could do that!
The whole church was so welcoming. They even themed the decorations around Terry’s favorite TV show, Psych-
Going to a new place is scary, but I’m feeling really good. I made a lot of connections already. Plus, I’ve already been experiencing the perk of having family near by. A huge portion from our families were able to attend the service too.
^Flowers to match my flower dress. : ) (PS What does it say about me if both times I went to type “flowers” I typed out “flour”??)
Of course, today is a big day for me too, as it is my first day at the hospital! Most my nerves are centered around getting there and parking. Rest assured I’m leaving a solid 30 minutes before I probably need to leave.
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on what I hope to get out of this internship. I want to grow professionally, of course, and I want to expand my knowledge-base by seeing my classroom learning expand through real life cases.
I am also going to try making a weekly goal to try and reach each week. One of my biggest challenges is staying focused and not letting things slip away from me, so I’m hoping by forming goals (and checklists) I’ll be able to do so. My first goal is a simple one, but one that seemed appropriate for my first week. Observe the work flow and communication style among my department. I think by paying close attention to how others work and operate I’ll begin to better understand how I’ll best fit in. I want to be as much of an asset as I can be, so learning fast is imperative.
We will see how this week goes! The first day is always the most illuminating.Bring i
So you tell me-
Do you make weekly or monthly goals? If so, what helps you stick to them?