I still feel fortunate every day that I have a new job that I love. I love the crazy hours, I love the crazy situations I get to try to problem solve, I love the people I’m learning from. It’s been a full six months that I’ve worked this job of switchy shifts!
I love the crazy hours but I am still having a little bit of an “adjustment disorder” to my first summer (practically since forever) of working like a normal person.
I’ve had ‘personal pity parties’ a few times this summer, as I feel pretty isolated from my typical social life with friends and family. It seems that when my family and friends are available or doing fun things, I am working, and when I have time off or want to plan something fun with friends, everyone has plans. I hate spending my time off alone!
I do pride myself on a positive outlook and I remind myself often that there are so many great things about my job and my life and that it won’t always be this crazy – or if it is, I will get used to it! I am confident that next summer will be better, as I am better able to plan time off – at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
Have you had a big lifestyle change that impacted your time with family and friends? How did you cope?
January 30 I start my new job. I simply cannot wait! It has been 8 months that I have been unemployed. Hard to believe! But now I’m just tickled to be starting. I went on Friday for pre-employment stuff – health and drug screening, HR form-filling, and information about the two days of general orientation for all new hires. So tomorrow I have to go in to get my TB test evaluated and then I have one more week of unemployed “bliss”!
So what will I do this week? Monday nights I have choir, so I’ll stay at my parent’s house and hang out with them. I will hopefully watch a movie or two. I’m hoping for some “what not to wear” time with my closet and then I need to shop a little for some updated business-y clothes. I would love to bake and prepare meals for the freezer – maybe something from my French book. I am going to the Cities for some celebrating with Deadra and family. I need to catch up on my magazine reading – goodness! – and then hopefully start a good book.
Speaking of books, I am so excited that Wallace’s next readalong is “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway! After reading “The Paris Wife” I decided that it would be the Hemingway book that I would most like to read. So I bought it (for my iPad!) and I’m ready to start the readalong in February! Yippee!
And speaking of movies (was I?), I went to see “The Artist” last night – and it was just so good. Amazing actors, beautiful music, funny “dialogue,” and a great story. Absolutely a wonderful movie experience. It made me want to watch a bunch of really old movies – the good ones. Ah…
Well, I’m off… to read, play word games, and watch some old episodes of How I Met Your Mother. One more week of doing whatever I want – before this new life begins!