I started my new j.o.b. yesterday as an admin at a concrete company. The hours will be far less than what I was working at the Chamber so I should have energy left over at the end of the day. I also won't have to work weekends anymore. Plus, I'll have benefits. Woohoo! All of which should free me up to write and work on my online businesses. Can you see my smile?
And just to clarify - the smile is because I'll have more time to pursue my dreams, not because I left the Chamber. I met more wonderful people in the short time I worked there than I have in probably the last decade. I said it many times and meant it: The Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce has the best members in the world! I was blessed to be a part of their lives for awhile. Oh what the heck, I'll just do a shameless plug here: Half-off any of my services to any Chamber member anywhere through the month of February. From me to you with heartfelt gratitude.
OK, BACK TO THE PRESENT...
It turns out that at my new job I won't be able to do anything during lunch time (writing or business), which was a bit of a disappointment, but it's because I only get 30 minutes for lunch and everyone takes lunch at the same time in the break room. I suppose because it's a factory/industrial setting - not sure. I've never worked somewhere that does that every day, but I'm glad to join in and look forward to getting to know my new co-workers. Plus I get off at 4:30 - ahead of the bulk of the rush-hour traffic. Not bad!
I asked about taking an hour lunch just once or twice a month and was told that I could do that, but I would be docked for the time. There is no opportunity to make it up or anything. So, needless to say, I won't be doing that! Consequently, I will miss my respective monthly lunches with my high school girlfriend and my former pastor. I really looked forward to those 2 outings each month too so that's a BIG bummer. But, if that's the only major adjustment I have to make, then I'm pretty darn lucky.
I fell asleep last night at 8:00. Starting a new job is exhausting! I hope I don't ever have to do it again. Wouldn't that be a blessing? Anyway, fell asleep at 8P, then I woke up at midnight. Wide awake. Couldn't go back to sleep. But that's okay, I've been having a blast the last few hours - got some work done for a couple of my clients and got caught up on the blogs I follow. I'll probably pay for it this afternoon but I'm having such fun, it's worth it! :)
I've also been jammin' to some great tunes while working. I can do that because my roommate works nights - which is probably a good thing since I had to turn the music up really loud to drown out the snoring of my dogs! OMG! I had no idea they snore so loudly! I'm getting surround sound stereo and not in a good way! LOL.
|Bentley and Nonni - Rockin' the House|
Once I have permission from my clients, I'll show you some of my finished works. I also continue to make progress on A Pigeon Story and you'll get to see that next month. But for now, just know I'm working and writing. And I'm in heaven.
Take care everybody. Love and hugZ, D