It's been a busy year! SQL is becoming another HTML to me - the codes aren't so foreign anymore, though I still get confused when it comes to pivoting and sqlcmd. The data isn't just weblinks anymore, either; so I've had to learn some quick, powerful Excel functions to help me verify and structure the data for various work. My job description didn't mention web surveys or software data feeds, but those have been coming along, too. I've been able to explore reporting solutions and get acquainted with a whole new community of colleagues. I still feel like a newbie, but I think it's going well.
Even though my job title says "Junior Reporting Analyst", my job tasks are much more challenging than what I had been doing in Washington, DC. That's exactly what I was looking for - an opportunity to move out of the small "non-profit web analytics" niche into a broader space where I could stretch my experience across a broad array of projects while at the same time working in a smaller, quieter environment. I've been surprised by how much effort it's taken to keep up with learning so many new responsibilities while at the same time practicing good project management, communication, and knowing when and how to ask questions to get the help that I need. I'm thankful for all the prayers and support that I've received this past year, because I surely needed God's help and yours. *heart*
Thank you, Lord, for this position and for giving me success this past year. May I be a blessing to them and may I learn to do my work well and comfortably despite the ever-changing challenges of this IT/Information field.