Tuesday, June 03, 2008

first day

I ended my last two days of freedom with a day at the lake, slalom skiing and basking in the warm sun, and a re-organization of my closet. Only I couldn't fit everything in it. And then I got very, very overwhelmed and had to breathe deeply and remind myself that the first day at the job was going to be fine. I didn't want to go to work with my closet in such a mess. I wanted to feel put together and totally prepared.

I took all my suits, my business-y skirts, and my blouses and hung them on one side of my closet, cramming everything else on the other side. As long as I knew what my work wardrobe options were, I would be fine.

And I was. My first day went really well. Scariest comment: "We had three phenomenal candidates, and you were the cream of the crop. We're expecting a lot from you." First of all, I have a hard time believing that first part is entirely true, and not because I have self-confidence issues. Second of all, I hope they don't expect a lot tomorrow because there is just so much to learn.

I also hope I can get a passport in twelve days, because I need one. I had no idea it took weeks to get your passport, so I hope the word 'expedite' means less than two weeks.

I was so blessed today, because so many of my wonderful friends sent me texts and emails wishing me luck and asking me later how it went. I love them. And I love my new job.


k said...

yay! glad the first day went well.

my roommate got a passport in 4 business days, without expediting - although it was a renewal so i don't know if that matters.

where you going?!?!

s said...

so glad your first day went well. i'm sure your passport will get here in a few days, where is your first stop?

Stacey said...

I am positive you are going to be great. I've been in my new position for a week now, and I'm still a bit overwhelmed. I can only imagine what it must be like with your job!

Alyssa said...

I am glad your new job is going well. Have fun golfing tomorrow! Don't have a heart attack or anything but I actually blogged!