11 February 2008

Day One

The office door rocks my world.

The pace at this place is noticeably faster than at my old job. It felt invigorating today, but I hope I can keep up.

I forgot to eat lunch. I was too busy making my office feel homey.

The parking lot seems to exist in some kind of alien zone, cut off from communication with the outside world. My car radio gets no reception in the parking lot and the lock/unlock buttons on my keychain don't work.

Two of my coworkers live in the same town as me and gave me tips on the commute.

Even without the tips, the commute was not bad: twenty minutes each way. It was much better than I expected, but I'm not sure it will be that good every day.

I scheduled individual meetings with the people I supervise. I met with three of them today. I found out that one of them lost her husband just over a year ago. Like me, she wears her husband's wedding ring on a chain around her neck. I'm sorry we have this to bond over, but it's nice to have someone who gets in in a way that no one else can.

John died ten months ago today. I miss him so much.


Karen said...

Glad it was a good first day.

Amy said...

Sounds like you will do great there.

10 months. Unreal. Does it seem that long to you? Or much longer..

Sylvie said...

Wow, the 11th again.
Glad to hear your first day was invigorating - nice to hear someone else's first day excitement. I am trying to finish up a project, it is 10:30 at night, I am still at work, and feeling rather the opposite. Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I will wake up and it will be done. So glad you had a great first day. I'm going to borrow your good vibe to keep on with this Excel unpleasantness.

Keen said...

Yay for the office door, and for being in a new place. I thought of you today and wondered how it was going--can't wait to hear more about it.

I can't believe it's been ten months. Lots of love to you, my friend.

Mijk said...

SO happ y it is good. Just trying to think of how this woman must fgeel. Getting a supervisor that really gets it..

OTRgirl said...

Catching up. Sounds like it's been an emotional few days. I'm glad you're enjoying the new job so far. An office of one's own is a wonderful thing!

I loved the portrait of John that you painted in the previous post. What he would have been like as a Dad. It makes it so much more poignant that he's gone. Ugh.

I'm amazed that Maddie knew it was Daddy's hat. Wow.

Anne K. said...

I'm sure that not having him there to hear all the news of your first day made the feelings of loss even sharper today. Glad you can share online. But glad everything else went well!

Flicka said...

There may be a damping signal around your building to keep it safe from electronic terrorism. It sounds scary but if your remote key fob and your radio don't work, it means that no radio signals are going in or out and no can remote detonate anything. You are very safe! It's probably just a post-911 safety feature.

Glad it was a good first day. Sad that it's been ten months. Wish I could hug you.


Mama Nabi said...

*hugs* I am glad the first day went well.

Angela said...

Sounds like a good first day, hurray for an office door! Sending you big hugs and good thoughts, 10 months...it does seem unreal.

Julia said...

What a mix-- first day high and a monthaversary low.

I get you on the office door. It rocks to have one.

Jolene said...

sounds like you definitely made the right career decision. So happy for you. So sorry that it's another month since John passed. Just know that as he's looking over you now, he's incredibly proud of the decisions you've made.

winecat said...

Congratulations on a good first day and the office door.

And 10 months does seem unreal.

B.E.C.K. said...

Although it's hard, I kinda think there's some higher reason you met the other woman who lost her husband. *hug* Good for you for going for the new job. :)

Sitting in Silence said...

So glad that your first day went well.

Beautiful idea to wear Johns ring around your neck.

Take care x

bostongirl said...

I was thinking of you as the 11th came and went. I'm glad you feel that the new job is off to a good start. totally understand the office door thing- it is awesome! Hope everything works out great as you get used to the commute and all else.