To give a brief update: Putting aside the "fun" I'm still dealing with unpacking my belongings after the move, so far so good with my new endeavor. I've been enjoying my new job. My coworkers are really nice, the work is fun and creative, and although I do experience a few misophonia triggers here and there (usually when I temporarily take out my earbuds), the work environment is much more acoustically isolating than recent firms where I've worked. It's a huge, open-office environment with carpeting, very high ceilings with acoustic tiles, and I'm back to being in a cubicle situation with fairly high partitions.
Yes, there is an occasional trigger here and there from a gum chewer or whistler here and there but for the most part, it's been pretty tolerable. I only mentioned my misophonia to one coworker - my pod mate - who I tried to explain my head-jerk reaction to a trigger sound during a conversation we were having. She seemed to be understanding of my explanation and once or twice even asked me if something she was doing at the time bothered me. I'm hoping that I won't have to bring it up to anyone else but at least, from the experiences I've had so far with my coworkers, I have a feeling that if I did need to mention it, they'd likely be sympathetic to my condition.
I've experienced triggers outside of the office too, but mainly from my bird. As I mentioned in a previous post, I think he might be sensitive to certain sounds too - particularly the sound of crumpling paper when packing and unpacking boxes. His whining makes it tough to make decent progress with unpacking but I'm doing the best I can to get as much done with each unpacking effort so I can wrap this up as quickly as possible.
I'll do my best to get back to posting updates at least once a week as well as responding to submitted comments with only a couple day turn around. (For those readers who reached out to me over the past two weeks, I haven't forgotten you!) I hope you'll be patient with me during this unpacking stage since I still don't have a good working area in my apartment with which to set up a computer. I look forward to finally being settled into my new life out here!