Today, it really begins - and I do have the energy for it - know I'll have to keep rediscovering that as I go. First step, gathering up the whole picture of everything that is going on right now. I actually have 9 active projects (from small to really large) and a variety of other smaller tasks on my plate. They have now all been identified, and next steps have been determined. Now, I just need to get busy and get going on them.
The next step is to plan a meeting with my 2 supervisors - we are going to have to work hand-in-hand together to accomplish everything I want to happen - and I'm sure they have things they want to do as well. I will sit down with them and go over all the various things that are happening or that I want to happen. Once we've set a course of action, the next step will be talking to the rest of the department. We really can't make things happen without them.
In the meanwhile, for those projects and tasks that are largely mine alone, I just need to get started knocking them off. Will make an ambitious but manageable to-do list for each day. It really is time to stop planning (something I love, love, love to do) and start doing!
I need to prepare for 2 meetings this afternoon, and then I will prioritize and get started on making big things happen. And yes, I'm confident that both meetings are necessary and will be useful - and I'm determined they will be focused AND over as quickly as possible - while still allowing for the necessary thought and discussion.