Friday, October 12, 2007  

Reflections on a First Week

This week has been a painful re-entry into a world in which I thought I belonged, but now am not so sure... It's been a really tough transition from the person I've come to love - the one who wakes up each day with the freedom to run errands, cook, make plans, do laundry, spend time with the pets... to the person I have to become - the one who wakes up MUCH earlier, goes to the office, comes home 9 or 10 hours later, and goes to bed. I thought I'd be excited to be back at work, and to some extent I am... but in other ways I'm mourning for the idyllic life I enjoyed over the past few months.

I know it's only been the first few days, but my first assignment has left me feeling unsure of myself, which has just compounded all of the other insecurities that accompany one's first week at a new job. At the end of this first week, I find myself resolving that I will fight to keep things in my life that are important to me, and that, as much as possible, I will not sacrifice what I have come to love about my life for this (or any other) job.

Abby and Cricket, of course, are supremely unhappy with this latest shift in schedules, and wonder when their full-time snuggle-buddy will stop leaving each morning! Perhaps we can make it up to Abby slightly with the camping trip this weekend...


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