The Two Week Review

Can you believe it’s been two weeks already?  I’ve been in a holding pattern for so long, I’m finding it somewhat hard to accept that I am, in fact, moving forward.  What a long, long summer this has been.

Before I started typing this post, I had a flurry of thoughts and comments swirl through my head. Sadly, I’ve forgotten most of them now. But I’ll give you just a few highlights of my first two weeks.

  1. I love being back in operations. It suits my personality and my ever-growing desire for order and routine. I really like order, which is why I organize my thoughts using bullet points. And operations is a bullet point kind of job.
  2. This position keeps me busy for 8 hours a day. That’s actually a good thing, though I’ll miss drawing on the clock.
  3. My rush time at work is in the morning. I’m a morning person. My job starts winding down around 4pm. I start winding down around 3pm.  Not a perfect match, but pretty darn close.
  4. I have a retirement account again!  This isn’t job specific, but I just had to throw that out there. You have no idea how happy this makes me.
  5. My co-workers were really nice the first day, and they’re still very nice. As far as I can tell, everyone seems very nice there.  Is this actually possible?  Sadly, this has not been my experience these past few years.
  6. Have I mentioned my non-commute enough?  Nirvana.

One little tidbit to share that deserves its own paragraph: the bank provides 8 hours of community service/volunteering time to every employee.  When I read that, I nearly fell out of my chair.  It doesn’t sound like much, but what an amazing gift!  If you know me at all, you know I am a huge proponent of volunteerism (though I haven’t been pulling my weight recently). Is that cool, or what?!

There are loads of good things I could say, but I think you get the drift. Of course, the little extra spending money I have in my pocket will be most appreciated.  I’m really tired of drinking cheap wine.

6 thoughts on “The Two Week Review

    1. It is! Of course, I only have myself to blame for the less than kind days. I’ve always chosen the path more difficult. I often think of all the ways I could have made my life easier and less stressful. But what would be the fun in that? 😉

    1. Thank you! My biggest struggle now is to slow down and not to try and make up for missed or utterly screwed up these last 6 or so years. Like they say, it’s never too late to start over.

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