I made it through my first day back in the working world. As it turns out, the commute doesn't seem like it will be too bad. I should only be leaving about 15 minutes earlier than I had to leave for my old job. And coming home? That seems to be essentially the same as of today. But instead of being stuck on an overcrowded bus for nearly an hour, I was in my car, driving fast and singing along to the songs Mary Lucia was playing on The Current. For about 25 minutes.
There was little easing me in. I got the "orientation" and some stuff to read in the morning, but after lunch I was working. There is a lot for me to learn, but I fear I could end up getting bored fairly easily. But that is a bridge I'm going to try to avoid thinking about until it comes time to cross it.
The people seem nice. Everyone has asked if I prefer to be called "Jessica" or "Jess." One of my coworkers was out, as were the bosses. But the bosses both called to welcome me and tell me yet again how excited they were about me taking the job. God, I hope I don't disappoint them. My coworker who was there is quite the cutie. But he's young. We had an exchange this afternoon:
Cutie Coworker: "You're under 25, right?"
Jess: *hearty laughter* "Um no, I'm not. Not at all. I'm 34. But thanks!"
Cutie Coworker: "Seriously? I thought for sure you were and I wouldn't be the youngest person working here anymore."
I'm actually not working tomorrow, as I had a couple of previously-scheduled appointments and I'd probably only be in for half the day in the middle of the day. Since I had to start on a moment's notice, it'll be nice to be kind of eased in with a day on, a day off, a day on and then the weekend.
It's especially helpful because I am getting sick AGAIN. The Boy I Currently like is also coming down with a cold. He felt sick when he woke up this morning, but I didn't feel like I was coming down with yet another cold until I was at yoga tonight. Clearly, since he started feeling sick first, he was the one who got me sick, yes? He would have you believe I got him sick because I never really got better. He is wrong, though. WRONG!