A blurb about day one

I attempted to post something at 5:30 yesterday morning, but I guess the internet gods rejected it. 

I don’t have much time this morning, but here is a quick update of how things went on my first day at the new job:

I spent about 13 hours total at work and commuting. I am hoping this number can be improved upon, because by the time I got home it was all I could do to eat and climb in bed to fall asleep and do it all again today. 

I’m finding that I am much more resilient to stress and information overload than I have been in the past, and there was only one time yesterday where I felt entirely overwhelmed…. that was right around lunch time, when I was running on fumes and seriously needed a break. 

The people are friendly, the environment is pretty casual, and what I would consider the biggest plus so far is that my boss doesn’t seem to care when I take doctor’s appointments, or how soon in advance I need to schedule them. This will alleviate a lot of the stress I have about work, because having to talk with a supervisor each time I needed to see the psychiatrist or therapist previously usually left me feeling pressured not to seek medical help, and I was given a lot of grief for it. 

Moods seem stable so far, which is a bit like a miracle!

I am hoping that once I get more of a routine, I can figure out a system for updating the blog a bit better, so this week may be slightly sporadic -which I apologize for. 

Until then… thanks!

4 responses to “A blurb about day one

  1. That is so wonderful. You don’t even know how much I needed to read this today. I always worry about being stable enough to hold a job…so this gives me hope.
    I am so glad that everything is going well so far. Your supervisor sounds wonderful.

    • So far I have been very happy with all of the people I am working with, I guess it helps that the whole team is made up of some very caring, nurturing women!

      Glad to hear this gives you hope, take care!

  2. I’m glad it went well. 13hrs is a long day. Does that include driving or are you able to take public transport?

    • The 13 hours does include travel time. I take public transportation, but have to switch busses halfway through the commute so I’ve been stuck with some off-time in-between. I am hoping to figure out something a little better in the future!

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