I really like my new job. I am a business analyst at a local consulting firm. I am extremely happy to do what I love. I like being a project manager, but I needed a break. I do notice that I am being leaned on for project planning and status reporting o__O. Well, I guess it keeps my skills sharp.
My commute is fifteen minutes. There is a gym, cafeteria, on-site car detailing, and Starbucks at the client site. I think that I may get spoiled. :)
I go home with NOTHING on my mind. I have time to "do me". I love it.
I did worry about the perception about "going backwards". If I am working 50 hour weeks and holidays, how am I going backwards? If I work those same hours as a consultant, I will do VERY WELL. Of course, I am on a straight forty hour a week project. NO overtime.
I have time to enjoy the things I love. I did a couple of springish arrangements, and redid my bedroom.