My first 6 months as a manager looked something like the high school years of a teenage girl: lots of ups, way more downs, and me trying to not break down on a daily basis.
I had come into my role as a manager never having management experience before, and suddenly, I was in charge of 10 individuals who were looking to me for all the answers. I had NO idea the challenges and time that came with that, and I will be the first to admit that I struggled with it. All of it. The constant interruptions. The questions I didn’t have answers to. The small problems that seemed so petty but you still had to resolve. When I say that I had to hold back many tears those first few months, I’m not lying.