Alright. I think it’s time for the one week update. I’ve had four days of real work and a day of orientation at Microsoft, and things are settling in nicely. I’ve been given my responsibilities (and they’re going to be fun, to say the least!), become reacquainted with the team and am preparing to write real commitments for the upcoming fiscal year. Genuinely, I’m very excited about this next year. I think the products coming out of the company will make a dent in the marketplace. Of course, getting a free Windows Phone is pretty cool too.
I’ve moved into an apartment, completely unfurnished, which has been a change from my university experiences. Household goods have never been on my radar much, so buying pots and pans, furniture, cleaning supplies and so forth is a bit foreign to me. It’s been interesting finding out approximately what that something should cost. Yeah, this is the real world. University life has been so sheltered in comparison.
And I think that’s the one thing that I’m beginning to discover. I’m now fully independent; everything that needs to be done, I do myself. I now chart my own life and decide the wisest choice of action. It’s intimidating and there’s no ramp. It’s just a big wall I have to climb.