So good news--I'm starting a new contract tomorrow for a job in IT, that will be flexible and part -time, and possibly even have me working from home, although the office is right across the street from my house! I'm pleased that this opportunity worked out, since it's really the first time I've been a part of basically creating a position for myself to fill a need in a company, and actually used my networking skills to get myself in. So I'm pretty positive about the whole thing, and looking forward to it.
But, the worst part about starting a new job is that first day, when you have to meet everyone, remember their names and feel out how the office environment works and what its dynamic is like. I think I have a pretty good idea from the interview and communications with the company so far, but it's still a bit nerve-wracking. Basically, I think I just need to stay positive, work hard (especially since this is on a trial basis for this project), know that I have the skills and stay confident in myself and that everything will work out for the best.
Probably I will also wear a fancier outfit than I usually would to help me with the confidence boosting. And hopefully remember to brush my hair.
If any of you have any tips for starting a new job, I'd love to hear them!