Today was my first commute of 2010, and my first commute to my new job. Yup, I've started a new job, and I think that this is a move that will have me doing the same thing for the next 20 years or so (scary thought, really). Up until New Year's eve, 2009, I was working as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic. Basically, I looked after the exercise rehab of our patients. It was an interesting job, challenging, rewarding and with a constant turn around of patients, it never got stale. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a dead end job...there was nowhere else to go with the company I was working for, and the pay, well, it left a little to be desired.
So enter 2010, and I've started working for a company whose main service is assessing lower limb conditions and the manufacturing of foot orthotics. I'll be working towards getting certified as a pedorthist, and eventually managing a clinic. The clinics are basically franchises, so down the line there will be opportunities to buy shares and become an owner. My first ever "degree related" job was working at a similar type of clinic, so although I'm starting a new job, it's all pretty familiar to me.
In addition, my commute for the time being will be shorter, so I don't think I'll hit the same mileage as I did this year. But the bonus is that I'll have a little more free time in the evenings, and possibly get out on some more group rides. The other thing is I won't arrive at work in a sweaty mess...good for me, and my co-workers!