I have been meaning to bring this up since the weekend and thought I would do so now. Last Saturday I hung out with Justin after K left us to go study for finals. We walked around the city and up to the UWS where I used to work. On our way there, I ran into a former anchor I used to work with. It was really good to see him and he has this boy-ish midwestern charm to him. We talked for about 10 minutes about nothing, caught up on everything and after we said our goodbyes I brought Justin into where I used to work.
As I showed him the edit room I would sit and chat from, my old desk in the newsroom, There were 3 desk editors working, one of whom I recently helped out at my new job. Her face lit up and she gave me a big hug. I introduced Justin to everyone working and talked with my former co-workers.
"We miss you JP" she said. "You came up so huge for us." she continued. It made me feel really good that I was appreciated and that I helped out in a good way. "We miss you"
That hit me really hard. It was a big decision to leave New York for this new job, but I really like my new job, over my old one. Granted, I am not doing as much production work as I am coordinating people and such at the new job, but so far, the move and new job are paying off.
I told Justin that it made me feel good that I was missed. I have been thinking about it since that day. I received a card today in the mail at work from the editor I saw on Saturday. It was a really nice card thanking me for all my help and telling me that if I decide to come back to New York in the future to call her and she would be sure to find a job for me.
After all the frustration of working the graveyard shift, getting passed over for promotions and all the other BS I had to endure at the old job, this was a moment I have been waiting for. Not many people get it, and I am happy to have got it now.
She also sent e-mails to my current bosses and they have been happy and surprised that I have caught on to the job so quickly and have been motivated to do more.
Makes me feel so good. What also makes me feel good is a guy I am talking to. He called me on the phone today and we chatted for about an hour. He's cute, loves music, knows nothing about sports and is going to be a Doctor. I'm not holding my breath.