Holy cow. It’s been a crazy past four days. I knew starting a new job would be tough, but coming off a long mostly relaxing summer, it has definitely been a shock to the ol’ system. For starters, getting my body regulated to actually getting out of bed before 7 am has been harder than I thought. I set my alarm clock people! With good intentions of sneaking in a Jillian workout before showering. Pssh…yeah, right. The snooze button was much more appealing at 5:15 am than Jillian screaming at me to get my butt in gear. I haven’t worked out since Tuesday. Although, we did go on two long family walks after dinner a few nights which was nice.
Then there was the whole “new staff” training for two days. Mind you, I was a late hire and had just gotten my salary and benefits info the day before I was supposed to sign everything and turn it all in. Um, hi! These are BIG decisions people. I felt really bad for all the fresh-out-of-college new hires who had to make all these decisions really fast. We had fun playing games, but I could have done without the marathon sessions about things I will never use in my job. Ah, well.
Then there was the clean out my room from my previous job, move things into the new space, figure out my new work commute to a side of town that I’m not all that familiar with, turn in this form downtown, come back the next day to have my TB test read, call HR about this thing and that thing, leave a voice message, blah, blah, blah…
And while all that fun was going on, there were the obligations for me at my site. Meeting my new colleagues, learning routines, policies, etc., etc. Oh, and did I mention that I’m now the person that is supposed to be helping others with their concerns and issues? It’s pretty much the blind leading the blind at this point, but I know it will improve with time. “One day at a time” is my new mantra. That and “let me get back to you on that.”
Even with all these things on my plate right now, I know I can always come home to my two biggest fans…It’s been awesome to come home and have S run up to me yelling, “You went to work! And you’re back!” And give me a big squeeze. Luckily, J has been able to stay with her this week while I’ve gotten adjusted. They’ve had a lot of fun hanging out together, doing all sorts of father/daughter things. I’m glad they’ve gotten to spend time together. I know those two will be my rock throughout this year. Tonight when we got home from a trip for some ice cream, S went to sit on the porch and “look at the dark”. She patted the space next to her and said, “Momma sit here.” and then on the other side she asked Dadda to sit, too. So there we were all three of us squeezed together on our front porch stoop and I said, “Aw, we are a happy family, aren’t we?” S replied…”Yeah, happy family!” 🙂
Happy to have my little munchkin remind me of what is truly important in life!
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