Well…today I rejoined the daily workforce and you know something, it wasn’t all that bad.
Over the last 10 years I have had a few other “first days” and I would have to rate this one right up there with the other good ones that I have had.
I am working as an Administrative Assistant at the University College Learning Service Department – University of Maine System. Which means I get to proctor exams, help out where needed, do what I am told and do a good job for them.
I have been around the block a few times and done a lot of things and held a lot of jobs since 1975, but I don’t remember ever having the feeling of “this is where I belong”.
I know that some first days can be like the first few runs in a pair of running shoes, after a few runs you find out things you are not crazy about, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this one is different.
Mostly because I am so relaxed about what and why I went back to work. That I can focus on just being me…not some fictionalized rendition of me playing along to be what my new employer wants me to be or what I think that I need to do to get ahead. This timeI am not attempting to put on airs, make a name for myself or anything else.
I don’t need to work, I am working because I want to and it does make a difference in my attitude towards where I am going and where I want to be.
Like I said in the interview “What you see is what you get.” It doesn’t mean that I won’t do a good job because I will, but at the same time “Well – what you see is what you get”.
Yeah, I know I forgot to take a photo of going towards the building, I will get that tomorrow.
Run #1 and only
After getting home from work (I am work 8-5 during my orientation this week), it was still 80*F and 74% humidity, when I went out to run, so it was more of a slog and swim than a good run, but I will take it and smile. This hot weather runs really build the mental endurance and I know that I needed to get out there and bounce around for a bit.
The run wasn’t anything special and I got slower each mile, even though I felt I was working harder (I thought I was going faster on miles 3 and 4.
I am feeling a lot tired tonight, there was a tremendous amount of input and working the old noggin mentally in ways it hasn’t worked since 2011, so I will sleep good tonight and get ready for Day 2.
It will be interesting to see if I do get 150 miles for July or not, I need 2.3 miles to get there, maybe tomorrow morning with Bennie? This month had two cut-back weeks, so making 150 miles is a pretty good accomplishment as far as I am concerned and am very happy with the totals, considering how close I know that I came to not running again for a while when that raised garden frame hit my right leg.
So let’s finish up the week and keep having fun. :-)