Surely after moving 800 miles away from all my friends and family and starting a new job, moving into a new place, being embedded in a new culture I have something to say about it all, right?
Well… yes I have plenty to say… my brain is just on overload and I’m having trouble putting together complete sentences at present.
Over the last 3 weeks I have been in day long orientation sessions, visited all but 2 of our 14 hospitals, met approximately 785 new people including most of the CFO’s for the system, tried to figure out the 5 or 6 [see I’m still not sure!] different coding abstracting systems that all have about 3 names each and which hospitals are using which systems all while trying to figure out what the current departmental strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are.
My director has asked me more than once if I’ve hit the “what the heck did I get myself into and how can I get out?!” moment yet and I think she is slightly surprised that I keep answering no! Even though my brain is on overload with all the new, I feel that I am in the right place. And that is really what matters most, isn’t it?
So I would like to promise you all that I’m coming out of the silence and will be posting on a more regular basis again but I just don’t know right now. I have a ton to update you all on [101, cancer update, Tennessee pics] and at least 2 book reviews to post so there are things in the works but if my brain says “don’t you DARE turn on that computer when you get home!” I have to listen. I think you can only take in so much before your brain goes mushy and no one likes mush.
So since I just came from 8 hours of leadership development classes, I’m going to log off and access my Netflix and pop some popcorn. The to-do list can wait one more day!