Wednesday, September 21, 2011


So it's already Wednesday of the first full week at my new job. Things are going well - I've started to do actual work, which is really good (no seriously, I feel much better when I'm producing things). It's been interesting being the new girl after being the long-timer for so many years. I work with some fun peeps, and I'm feeling good about the whole decision.

The afternoons have been somewhat strange, and it's interesting to see how fast I have fallen into a routine. I've had to do some errands like digging through mountains of crap to find my social security card and birth certificate, go to town hall to get Jane's birth certificate (I have not needed a copy for her until now), and go get my new work ID. But even with having to do things like that, I still have loads of free time. I went to Starbucks yesterday and read for a while in the middle of the afternoon (a homeless guy stood up, and then nearly toppled over on top of me at one point - like, it was thisclose). I went to lunch with a friend today (oh - some dude fell off his bar stool and had to be taken away in an ambulance. That was...probably not supposed to be funny). I went to the mall this afternoon to exchange a sweater (I saw an elderly lady wearing Victoria's Secret sweats with flowers on the ass). I'm blogging at 3:19 in the afternoon.

What seemed like an endless stretch of unscheduled time a week ago is now going by pretty fast on a daily basis. My brain is starting to adjust to not being panicky and rushed all the time. Which is, of course, why I'm going to audition for a show next week. Because having all of this glorious free time and not acting like a crazy person is just way too...normal. And I may be many things, but normal is not one of them.

How is your week going?


Stereo said...

So thrilled to hear that you're settling into your new job and that your coworkers aren't colossal douches and I am green with envy at the free time you're enjoying (you completely deserve it) ♥

Dwayne "The Train" said...

What show?!?! And why do I not already know about this?!?! It's like I don't even know you anymore.

lgaumond said...

I keep trying to write a comment but everything sounds so very blah and patronizing.

Know that I am completely sincere when I say that I am so happy for you and your new job and your new free time and of course we all expected you to do something chaotic to give yourself some stress.

Hey, I know! Why don't you start up your own theater company? Now there's an idea.

Debra said...

I love that your new job is allowing you to pursue something you enjoy so much!



Kim said...

I'm dying about the fall w/ the Starbucks guy and then another one at lunch with a friend. There's something seismic going on there. Or possibly just the random confluence of an undernourished homeless gent and an unrelated medical incident. Sigh. I like it better when things are seismic.

Also, you are totally right about what happens to unscheduled time. Sometimes I look back on Fridays (sometimes Tuesdays) and wonder what the hell happened to the week. I'm hoping your honeymoon period at work lasts a good long time; a few years should do nicely.