Well, I’m two days into the new gig, and…so far so good!
Here’s where the magic happens:
Is that an inspiring office or WHAT?
The walls are actually a nice soft yellow color (and I was lucky enough to inherit that sweet Red Elvises poster), but the fluorescent lighting is horrifying. By the end of the first day, I felt like my eyes were going to pop out of my head. I noticed that almost everyone else has lamps scattered all over their offices, so apparently the overhead lighting is not to be trifled with.
Step 1: get lamps. And possibly a devil-free poster.
The transition has actually been much easier than I expected (probably because I was anticipating horrible, horrible suffering—I’m really cheery like that). Everyone at the agency is super friendly and helpful, the job seems like it’s going to be a great fit, and Mason’s been in great hands at home with Grandma.
But that’s the thing…the hardest part of the transition, in my mind, hasn’t happened yet. Mason starts daycare on Monday. The fact that I didn’t have the slightest hint of anxiety about my first day, and slept like a baby the night before, confirmed my suspicion that that’s the part I’ve been most worried about all along, not the job itself. So we still have one big hurdle to go.
As smoothly as things are going, I’m still coming home totally exhausted at night. I think that’s pretty typical, but I really hope it doesn’t last forever—otherwise, I have no idea how I’m going to get anything done at home, ever.
Like…I have to do this, AND cook? And prep lunches? And spend quality time with my husband and son? And—hell—blog?
Working moms: how is this possible again?? Please tell me that I’ll eventually be able to keep my eyes open past 8 PM again…
Honestly, I can barely think as I’m writing this, so I’ll keep it quick.
Here’s a little rundown of what my life is like right now…
–The commute has been long (40 minutes each way, in good traffic), but also awesome, thanks to the 30+ podcast episodes I put on my iPod. Right now, I can’t get enough of Ben Greenfield Fitness—so, so good. The time flies, and by the time I get to the office, my head’s spinning with things I want to research and talk about on the blog (until I remember that—crap—I’m too tired to blog).
Actually, here’s a tidbit for you from a recent Ben episode: apparently, being tired is good for creativity. I swear he said that. I’d argue differently, but hey, science is science.
–I’m slooooowly getting used to my new Mac. One of the biggest challenges? Remembering that I have to close windows by clicking on the LEFT side instead of the RIGHT. It’s fine, but my problem is: why? Why couldn’t they keep such a basic thing consistent??
Oh, and I spent a SOLID 20 minutes trying to figure out how to put a hyperlink in a Word document, not seeing the extra bar that creeps down from the top of the screen. Dang Macs.
–My new company is hosting a college football tailgating party in a few weeks. JACKpot! Couldn’t have timed my start date better myself.
–Brent’s mom has been an absolute lifesaver. Not only is she taking care of Mason, but we’ve come home to amazing home-cooked meals every night. Pork tenderloin in the crockpot (which, I have a feeling, is about to become my new best friend) last night and chili with cornbread tonight. We could NOT be more grateful.
Hope you’re having a great week! I feel so disconnected…can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs this weekend!