Monday, November 14, 2011

A bit of news

Today I landed in Seattle (for the first time in my life, I believe). Tim is here for a conference, so I tagged along to make the most of my time off - free vacation days, if you will? But not for long! I have exciting news. I got a job and I start in just a week!

Honestly, it sort of caught me off guard - the interview process (phone screen -> on sites -> verbal offer) was less than three days long, and I was still thinking of starting in January... but they want me soon, and honestly, I think it's about time I get some routine back into my life.

I'm a little nervous about getting back into the 9-5(ish) world, relearning how to uphold all of the responsibilities of daily life while working 9 hours a day and finding time for friends and the hobbies I love so much. I feel absolutely ridiculous saying this, since almost everyone I know (including me, in the past) has to do this as a given in life. But I do know that reestablishing a routine can be way more difficult than maintaining one, and I think that there will be a bit of a shock during the first couple of weeks.

Despite that bit of worry, though, I am crazy excited. Like, driving-my-friends-crazy-by-telling-them-over-and-over-how-thrilled-I-am excited. The company is one I've been passively eyeing for awhile now, and as I got to know more about it through the interview process, it only exceeded expectations. Where I never felt like I fit in at my previous workplace, there is such a vibe around this office, both with the employees and the culture, that seems to be very me.

And as far as time management goes... I have definitely been slacking off in the productivity department, and I think that sometimes having more of a set routine can make it easier to work other things in around it. I feel a bit like a lazy bum sometimes lately, and I actually love the thought of early mornings, days filled with (fun? interesting? challenging?) work, evenings packed with happy hours or dinner out with friends, a bit of time devoted to my kitchen and sewing machine, and relaxing train ride commutes to balance it all out - and, of course, a good night's sleep after a full, exhausting day. (That last one is something that I definitely have trouble with given my current lifestyle.)

Oh, and did I mention that the job is in San Francisco? I will most certainly be moving back there asap! Woooo!