Orienting to new office, colleagues and internal politics: B
Communicating with my new boss: B+
Performing well in crucial situations: A
Handling the traffic to/from the office: C*
Making good use of the mega coffee machine in the office kitchen: A
Overall, I feel great about my new position. That's not to say there haven't been bumps in the road as I get used to the new team, issues and practices. A missed conference call here, IT problem there... I think those challenges are to be expected, though, and I'm doing my best to go easy on myself in terms of self-criticism. It can be daunting to completely change your daily schedule and work focus, which is what I've done with this move. Breaking out of routine is hard. Creating a new routine is even harder. However, I cannot advocate making the shift enough: my life is happier, calmer and more satisfying than it has been in years.
Taking a small step reaps giant rewards.
*I was so spoiled working from home.