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Excited/Scared all at the same time

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Originally posted on my Personal Blog

December 26th, 2012

I started a new job today with DR Horton Homes. Really it’s the same job I’ve done for more than a decade, on steroids. I’ve been primarily an email engineer, until now. Now I get to put my hands in all sorts of servers, apps, platforms, etc and get my hands as dirty as I want……………..well, as dirty as my keyboard will get them anyway.

On my way home tonight I got to thinking about my day. I was SO excited to start this job, there are many reasons why. I was also very nervous and honestly still am a little bit about what lies ahead. The unknown sort of nervous, can I learn it all, can I keep motivated to learn it all, will I want to give up or keep moving forward with this adventure?

HOW ironic is it that this is EXACTLY like the journey I’ve been on for almost three years now. When I took my health back I was excited, scared, worried, freaked out, cool, calm, collected and all of the above happened in the first hour. :-) HOW is it that both the journey from FAT to FIT and the journey of a new job are so relate-able? Because both of these involve change. Let’s face it, people don’t like change. Change is scary. Scared that we will fail…..scared we might not make it, just scared.

How do we know IF WE DO NOT TRY?? If we don’t try in LIFE….WORK…..FAMILY…..RELATION
SHIPS…..whatever is might be, how do we know what we can and can’t do??

Don’t be scared….just go forth and DO, you might surprise yourself at what you are really capable of.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUZIEQ1961 12/31/2012 7:28AM

    Great outlook. I had decided that today was the day that I truly started my fitness journey. You summed up my thoughts and feelings so accurately in this blog.

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JANETRIS 12/27/2012 4:47PM

    Well put Jerome...thanks for writing what many of us are thinking! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 12/27/2012 11:09AM

    Your blog really captured what I feel! Although I had my doubts about successful weight loss when I started SP, after I began to see positive changes, and the program was humming along smoothly, I started looking at other areas of my life. I set goals to declutter, and even if I didn't get the house in shape, I'm so much further along than I would be if I'd never started. Next year, I'm adding financial goals. Who knows what's next?

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MYLAUREN2 12/26/2012 10:52PM

    good luck with your new job

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TXGRANDMA 12/26/2012 9:33PM

    Best of luck to you! I see that we are nearly neighbors. Heard your segment on Spark Radio and decided to look you up.............You are truely an inspiration! emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 12/26/2012 9:10PM

    Nice blog!

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FRANCIEVW 12/26/2012 9:07PM

    Thanks and I hope your first week at your new job is great!

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SPARKLE1908 12/26/2012 9:06PM

    Great blog!! Congratulations on your new position!!!!

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ITSMATT 12/26/2012 8:43PM

    Good blog post!

Make it a great day!

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CTURCOTTE 12/26/2012 8:33PM

    WELL SAID! emoticon

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