User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

  1. #1
    Senior Member Lucy_Ricardo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    145

    Default New Chapter, New Terror

    Hello, all!

    After a long and exhausting stint of college, grad school, and a string of miserable jobs, I have finally landed the job that is a major boost in my life and my career. It's too early to call it a dream job, but it is definitely better than anything I've ever had before. I start the job in a week, and I've been busy moving to a new city, furnishing a new apartment, and making all the arrangements.

    And I am terrified.

    I can't shake the feeling that something's going to go wrong. I've been miserable in my career for so long that it seems unreal and even impossible that I could land a potentially satisfying job and make a go of it. And I'm afraid that it will be ruined somehow.

    Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have any tips on getting over these jitters?
    "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." --J.R.R. Tolkien
    Likes magpie liked this post

  2. #2
    Obliviously Mad Ashtart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Socionics
    IEI Ni
    Posts
    560

    Default

    Well, first of all, congratulations.

    Yes, I have similar things happening to me. I had to change my major's choice and move from a different city, find a new place to stay, start everything anew. But it was worthwhile and you just need to get through the first adaptation phase. Once you've settled, I assume you will feel very satisfied with your choice.
    "If the truth shall kill them, let them die"

    468: The Truth Teller [4w5 - 6w5 - 8w7].
    Ni 45.1|Ne 38.4|Ti 35.1|Te 33.2|Fi 32.1|Si 30.2|Se 29.2|Fe 18.8
    .
    Likes Lucy_Ricardo liked this post

  3. #3
    SpaceCadetGoldStarBrigade Population: 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sp/sx
    Posts
    1,864

    Default

    Congratulations. It just sounds like new situation jitters. It isn't just a change of jobs or a move it's both simultaneously. Those are two very stressful changes. I think once you've settled in for a few weeks and established a routine within your new framework you'll be fine. If it was me I'd be exhausting myself with the five billion scenarios likely to improbable that would be whirling through my brain. INFP imagination in overdrive. So as the situation narrows the possibilities with progress, and ejects a lot of uncertainty, things should gain an equilibrium. You've gotten this far in envisioning a new direction for your life. Be proud of that and trust that you'll continue to find your way forward.
    To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. Douglas Adams

    Mornings are for coffee and contemplation. Jim Hopper

  4. #4
    Senior Member Lucy_Ricardo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    145

    Default

    Y'all are completely right. Thanks for the encouragement and the congrats--I really appreciate it. I need to work on being more zen about the whole thing.
    "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." --J.R.R. Tolkien

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 02:41 PM
  2. Hi, new INFP
    By JivinJeffJones in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 12:16 PM
  3. Hi, I'm new
    By JAVO in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 02:48 PM
  4. New to the Mirror Universe
    By outmywindow in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 02:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO