I normally don't make posts while I am at work, but I will make an exception for this. I actually missed the exact moment, which was yesterday, but at 18:34 UTC Yesterday (March 22nd 2005) I had been with my current employer for exactly 365.2422 days, otherwise known as a year. Woo!
There have been a few ups and downs and some stress at times, but that is normal. (And to be honest, right now is one of those stressful points.) But for the most part, behing here has been a very positive experience. I enjoy what I do, I like the people here, and there is lots of room for growth and learning, which is important. I work long hours, and am often tired, but I am (for the most part) having fun. And I think I am being useful to the company.
It has been a good year. It is hard to believe it has in fact already been a year. It seems like it has gone by so fast. And I still feel like the "new guy" although at this point there are a lot of people here who started after I did. But still.
Anyway, it has been good. And it has been a year.
You will always be the "new guy", but don't worry. It will be in reference not to the legnth of time in that particular job, but the legnth of time you have spent on this planet since you decided to leave your homeworld and join the rest of us here not all that long ago. :-)
The first year was great. The second.. Meh. Still reserving judgement.