First Day Jitters

7:51 am

Sitting in the lobby, listening to this door crack open with each new person walking in, I can’t help but question if I’m the only “new hire” today. If that was the case, I think it’d make this first day very short, but at least interesting. It also makes me wonder if I’m at the right location. I’ll know more in about 10 minutes.

8:02 am

Still nothing. Fuck, I must be in the wrong place! I can’t get a hold of Monica. Is this for real? Did I screw up my first day without it even starting?

It’s funny how things happen. I quickly jotted those notes down on my phone this morning waiting for my orientation to begin. Long story short, I was in the wrong location. How did that even happen? I think I must have failed on some level of email communication I had been having with Monica. It is now 4:45 pm, and I’m just about to walk out the door of my first day here in San Diego.

It was a good first day. Met a lot of people, took in a lot of information, and already I can see my future work taking shape. I’ll have more on that later I’m sure. Honestly though, I couldn’t have asked for a better first day on the job. I wouldn’t say it was the newness or location or anything like that. For me, it was walking into a role with the mindset that I could do lot of things. What those things are, I couldn’t tell you, but I’m feeling really good right now. My relationships and future friendships will take some time. I know that. Hell, it took me 4 years to get where I got at my old job. Hopefully, I can attract the same kind of people. I miss them all already.

And the other good news… Looks like we’re moving to San Marcos for at least the next year. Fingers are crossed that everything goes through, but we’ve signed the lease agreement, and have a move-in date set for June 15th. It’s a smallish townhouse, but it will be perfect for our first year in California.