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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Whirlwind of a Week

I started my new job this week and…..I.HEART.MY.JOB.  Well, technically, I haven’t really done anything yet.  But I had 3 full days’ worth of orientation and a strong appreciation for this great new company.  I left today feeling so lucky to have been plucked from the candidate pool and dubbed an employee.

I’ve spent my first week in the cold northern kingdom of Vermont.  What better way to meet many of my coworkers and others I need to partner with?  I’m grateful my company sees the value and is encouraging me to see and be seen.  Although I miss Scott and Bella more than I can express, I’ve had a great first week absorbing Vermont, the company, the culture, and – the hotel’s treadmill!!

I’ve always had trouble getting my mid-week runs in.  It’s a schedule thing.  I’m not a morning person, so I often leave my run for the evening.  Then, I’m tired, Bella needs attention, I have laundry beckoning.  The list is endless.  The biggest plus about having to be away from home is that I have really nothing to prevent me from getting the runs in.  Although I feel guilty for leaving it all behind, Scott’s a true champ and is holding down the fort while I’m away.  So, I may as well stay fit while I have to be away, right?

And speaking of fit, it’s hard not to indulge in all the foods I normally wouldn’t dream of ordering.  Although a $3.50 glass of wine is hard to pass up, I just can’t get into bad habits.  Like anything new, I just need to find my new routine and let it work for me.  I also remember when I thought dining by oneself had to be the worst experience ever.  I’ve done this many times now and it’s not so bad.  One night, I bumped into a fellow newbie in the hotel restaurant, so I invited her to dine with me.  We had a great chat, some laughs, and it beat going solo all week.    

So forgive me for not reading or posting or commenting – like, at all this week!  I’ve missed you, but truly had no time (and no laptop until tonight) to do anything.  I’m surprised I’m still awake enough to type this, but needed to feed my blogging craving!


  1. I'm excited for you and your new job! You're right...being away is a challenge but sometimes has its benefits! Have a great time!

  2. Fantastic you are liking the new job so much! That's really huge. And kudos for reaching out to your co-worker at dinner; I'd probably be too shy and would miss out on a great experience.

  3. Hooray - congrats!! Funny, my recent post was all about loving my work! Glass of wine in Vermont? Heck, I'd be paying premium for Ben and Jerry's covered in maple syrup!!

  4. That's awesome! Hope you continue to love it. $3.50 wine? Can't pass that up! :)

  5. I'm so glad that your new job is going so well!