You guys. Yesterday was awful. I woke up with a schedule and an outfit picked out for my new job. I woke up, showered, got dressed, and made breakfast. My phone rang at 7:45. It was my new employer. I panicked. Turns out, someone important is in the office all week, so we have to dress up extra nice.
Cue panic mode as I reconfigure my outfit and barely have time to snarf down my toast. I pulled my black pants on and noticed that they're actually not black...they're white. White with lint and cat hair. No problem! I'll just use the lint roller. Except....I can't find the lint roller. Oh! James and I traded cars today, and the he took my car with the lint roller.
But thankfully, I found some packing tape at the last minute. So picture me rubbing my pants all over with a roll of packing tape. It was a hot mess. But hey! It worked. My pants were as good as new.
And then! I got on the highway on my way home from work. It was snowing like crazy, and traffic was bumper to bumper. That happens sometimes, but typically it doesn't take me more than 30-35 minutes to get home in rush hour traffic.
An hour later I drove down the road 1/4 mile from home, and there was a detour right before the entrance to my apartment complex. I screamed. I followed the detour into a neighborhood and realized there were no signs, and I had no idea where I was.
30 minutes later, I finally got home. So yes, it took me 90 minutes to get home. Just in time to reheat my Chipotle before James had to go to his class. No gym or home cooked meal this Monday night!
Oh! I haven't mentioned my job, have I? Well.
It was good. Very good. It was the first time I haven't wanted to run screaming on the first day of work. At my last job, I called my mom nearly crying during my lunch break on my first day because I hated it. Today? That wasn't even a thought. I mainly just did a bunch of paperwork and orientation and training stuff, but it was good. I have a good feeling about this, guys.
My favorite part of the day was probably my first time in the bathroom. Let me explain. I was washing my hands and saw someone creeping toward me out of the corner of my eye. Some girl with brown hair and a green shirt. Why was she so close to me?!?! I had no idea. I was scared. She was just about to touch me when I turned to look at her and realized it had been my reflection in a floor length mirror the whole time. I stifled a blood curdling scream. In a very full bathroom. Let's just say I made an interesting first impression to everyone near me, but really, would you expect anything less from me? I wouldn't.
So that was my day. I spent 4 hours alone doing online trainings that only took me 1 hour to finish. And I sat in a cubicle! I never thought I'd be so excited for my own cubicle. I can tell you one thing: If it weren't for my last job, I wouldn't be appreciating this one quite as much. I wouldn't be basking in my little corner of the cube farm.
But let's just hope it doesn't take 90 minutes to get home anymore.