One of the things that is hardest about my new line of work as an agency driver is that I am constantly working with a wide range of businesses in a variety of different sectors, many of them for the first time. This means that I am forever having to establish new relationships and trust, learn new processes, grasp “how things are done around here” quickly, and not feel like a chump in the process. This can be very stressful.
But I am also learning so much, not just about the world of logistics and driving, but also about myself. How I relate to people, how I come across to them, how I feel about feeling stupid, how I deal with unpredictability and lack of control.
Paradoxically one of the main things I am learning is that I find all of this much more interesting, and frankly fun, than getting stuck in the same place, with the same office politics, doing the same thing, day after day.