…it’s off to work I go!
On Monday, I did something that I haven’t done since sometime last June – I got out of bed at a respectable hour (actually, I usually do that), showered (that’s a little more hit or miss), and left the house before 8, to go to work. I’ve been looking for a job that’s a great fit for about a year (since we moved, although I spent the first few months looking for furniture rather than for a job) – and I finally found one. Better still, it’s just a mile away from our house and less than half a mile away from C’s office, even though it’s not at the same university.
It’s been quite an adjustment schedule-wise, in that for the last year I have been able to do what I want, when I want, 24 hours a day. Also, I could wear a t-shirt, running shorts, and sneakers all day long and nobody would care. But aside from that, I am enjoying being back at the office – both for the mental/social stimulation, and also because Philly has been experiencing a bizarre hot and rainy season, which would leave me feeling quite cooped up in the home if I didn’t have anywhere to go during the day.
I am very thankful that I had the good fortune to fit in so much travel (Texas, New York, Europe, DC and North Carolina) in the last month before going back to work (and for the holiday tomorrow which makes this a 4-day work week)!