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!