Happy New Year! Yes, it’s a new year and we’re all starting over (in a way). I’m always eager to have new opportunities and try new things. Case in point: I got my family an iMac for Christmas. Yes, this long-time PC/Windows user/advocate/slave is now making the transition into a whole new world of computing. I’ve had my share of frustrating moments in the last few days, but I’m beginning to like it (enough that I’m writing this post on the iMac). I definitely feel like a novice user, but sometimes it’s nice start with a clean slate.
As if the new year, and the new iMac, were not enough, I started a new job today as director of product management for the company Alianza. I had a great experience for my first day. As I expected it was like drinking from a fire hose; the information came at me fast and furiously; I would expect no less. One of my favorite experiences is meeting new people. It’s especially gratifying when you meet people with whom you’ll be working, and you like them! That was my experience today. So while starting over may not be particularly easy, with the right attitude it can be a positive experience.