I’m departing from my usual topic today. You see I just started a new job. It feels good, but it’s also overwhelming. In fact, it feels like the thrilling 1996 launch days of msnbc.com. We’re literally building a newsroom and figuring out workflow, content management and schedules. On top of that, my new employer is sending a writer and me to South Africa on a reporting trip in nine days. I’m mind-bustingly overwhelmed and a little frightened by what’s in front of me. At the same time, I recognize this is a good mental and emotional space to be in. This is about building. It’s about the future. It’s about stretching, and that feels wonderful.
The team culture of my new employer is stunningly positive. An example of this happened today when one of the people on the team organized a surprise party for a colleague who is getting married. The party was informal, personal and just kinda sweet. Here are some pictures.
If you absolutely need a motorcycle connection (maybe I do), I generally ride my motorcycle to work. 🙂