My day today was really good. I started my new job and I can already tell that I’m really going to enjoy my boss and my co-workers. I’m pretty certain that this is going to prove to be a job I will be comfortable in for the next year or so, while I’m in school working toward doing what I actually want to be doing.
My needs are pretty simple, and my expectations are pretty reasonable. I just need to make enough money to keep myself well nourished physically, spiritually and emotionally and this job should cover that for the time being. I need a job where I’m respected enough to be trusted to do my best, and not pressured to allow my job to suck my energy and time for my own interests away.
I wasn’t able to cook tonight as I didn’t get much sleep last night (was too wound up about my first day) and the bike ride, dog walking etc, combined with all of the nervous energy from working my first shift have left me pretty pooped. I just had yesterday’s leftovers for tonight’s supper. Tomorrow I’ll work on getting something interesting going for supper, but I’m not promising anything, as tomorrow is potentially the day I’m going sage picking with a friend, and if we get to chatting, it’ll turn into an all-day event for us.
I have tomorrow off, then work on Friday. I’m hoping to have Saturday off as I have plans to attend the March Against Monsanto with some friends, but as I’m working in the service industry, weekends off will likely prove to be rare occurrences. I’ll have to practice asserting myself to have my needs met, once again.