Don't get me wrong. I am loving my new job (even though I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing), I'm just not sure I'm ready to give up the almost-total-freedom I've had for the last year. Last year at this time, I wanted nothing more than a predictable schedule where I wake early, have evenings off, dress nicely everyday & not have to work on weekends. I'm grateful for that now, but I owe my time to my job even when I'm not there because I have to have enough energy to get through the day.
For instance....why am I writing this at 5:00 am on a Sunday?!? I planned on going out with friends both Friday and Saturday night this weekend, but ended up passing out between 9 & 10 both nights, then waking back up between about 4 & 5. They say your body craves a sleeping schedule, so I guess mine is keeping me on my M-F schedule during the weekends, too. How old of me.
Changes I Need to Make Because of My Career:
-First alarm set at 5:30.
-I MUST shower at night. I can't look greasy & I can't snooze if I have to take one in the morning.
-Breakfast (usually oatmeal, yogurt, coffee & fruit) are out the night before
-Clothes for the week are picked out and ironed on Sundays
-No ponytails (I see this changing soon...but for now my hair's down everyday)
-Makeup usually in the car...oops. This needs to change when I upgrade.
-Nails are almost always done
-I have 2 bags everyday. Three if I bring lunch.
-Traffic is now a daily ordeal (even my photography job in Edmond wasn't trafficky 9 times out of 10)
-I run errands during lunch. Sometimes I nap.
-Constant caffeine (that's not much different)
-No jeans, even on casual Friday (so.....not that casual)
-My clothes are now split into 2 closets: work & not work. Haven't been using the "Not Work" so much :o(
-My feet are throbbing everyday because of heels. I only wear flats on Fridays.
-My heels are all becoming worn in!!
-I, along with everyone else on the sales team, sneak out at 4:30 to avoid traffic (I usually get to about Santa Fe on 240 :o/
-When I get home, I MUST change out of clothes, put them away (in laundry or hung back up w/ febreeze for pants), and get started on something productive or else I'm done for the night.
-I just gave my bed an "Off Limits 'Til 9" rule, unless I'm sick.
-My weekends are still ruled by work (planning ahead, getting things done, etc.)
-Bedtime is usually about 11.
A few 365 updates...
Well, my two-week long adventure where I never stayed in one place for more than 4 days is over....& I'm exhausted from it! I'm really going to enjoy staying put & having my suitcase stored away.
Day 117: The Mont, of course!!
Day 118: Fry your skin day at Kirsten's pool, then Big Truck Taco!!
Day 119: I'm going to miss these minivans :o(
Day 120: The conference wrap-up dinner at Himalaya's
Day 121: Dinner with the family! We went to Christina's, one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, & I had my favorite fired shrimp meal!
Day 122: My mom treated Ryan, his girlfriend & me (& herself) to pedicures!!
Day 123: I flew into Tucson!! We went to lunch, ran some errands & set up Jaymee's classroom!!
Day 124: Road trip from Tucson, AZ to Dallas, TX --> 19 hours with 4 kids!!! It was 3 am when we finally got to my parents' house.
Day 125: Playing Phase 10 with the family on a Saturday night.
Day 126: Driving back to Normy to start my new job in the morning!
Day 127: Day 1 of the new job, per Jaymee's request.
Day 128: Day 2 of the new job...I finished setting up my desk!!