One of the biggest problems I've been dealing with is the lack of organization within the events side of things here at Vandy. Without question, I am thrilled to be here and working on things. Having the ability to run my own show is exciting. I just get down on myself because things are not running 100% right now. Davis, my old boss at Wake Forest, was really particular about the way things ran. At times, he and I bumped heads but I did agree with his level of professionalism and the desire he had to make every event feel special for the coaches and student-athletes. So now when I am running events, I always think to myself, "would Davis approve of how this is running"? It probably isn't healthy, but I do it anyway. What I need to realize is that, yes Davis did have things running properly at Wake, but he had some things already set in place. The organization there was pretty well planned. Twice now, I've walked into jobs where some things weren't set in stone. Every place is different, but I just have to remind myself that I will have the operations running they way I want them in time. I can't do it over night. I need time. I need to see the big picture here at Vanderbilt. I need to know how everything runs. This first year might be a bit bumpy, but at least I'm learning throughout the entire time.
Earlier today, I met with my boss. It was good to hear how reassuring she was. She claims that I'm doing a solid job and people are taking notice. It's so funny that I don't feel that way, but it is nice to hear it.
I'm trying to work on the social life too. Why? Because I haven't had one since I moved here. I do have a friend here in Nashville that used to work at Wake. He has been kind enough to take me under his wing and, since he is from this area, introduce me to new people. I'm just the type of person that needs to be social. Not all the time, but I need to have that as an outlet.
SO all in all, I'm making adjustments to make myself happy again. There is no doubt in my mind that I made the right move in coming to Nashville and Vanderbilt. A lot of great things will happen to me here, I have faith in that.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Now go buy a REAL Christmas tree and play some Christmas music in your office. No one will think you are strange. I promise.