I don’t know if I was ready for it. It hit me this week that my role has reversed. I used to be the young one. I used to be the newbie. I’m…not any more.
I have been working at home for the past 5 weeks. I was on a team video chat the other day and one of our newer guys was talking about how he hasn’t had his hair cut in a while. I told him my hair looked like that in 1995. His response? He wasn’t born yet.
Tonight I was on the phone with an older friend I used to work with. I relayed the story above and he told me, we’ve all been there. And it’s true. I just didn’t see it coming.
The roles have reversed. I am now the older one. I have to be the example. I get to help others. Wait, this isn’t so bad. This is the way it’s supposed to be.