I Feel Like a Kid Going Back to School

Big smile emoticonIt’s Sunday evening here, and I have just finished getting ready for tomorrow. Normally, that means I’ve thought a little about what I’m going to do tomorrow, maybe set out a couple things – papers or notebooks usually – to remind me of things I have to do. This whole “getting ready for Monday” process generally takes me less than five minutes.

Today – not so! Tomorrow <drum roll, please> I START A NEW JOB! Woohooo!!! πŸ˜€

It’s been thirteen years since I worked for someone else. (I know, right?!) But when I talked to the people at Massive Entertainment and they explained what they were looking for, I couldn’t believe how awesome it sounded! I had to have this job! By the end of the last interview, I literally said to the HR person, “I can’t believe you’re going to pay me to do this!” πŸ˜€

Thankfully, they didn’t offer to lower my pay. Hahaha!!

So tonight, I went through my entire closet trying to decide what to wear – especially since I’ll have my picture taken for my badge and that will last forever. Then I pulled out the brand new Wonder Woman backpack John bought for me as a Congratulations present, and tried to think of what I might need at work. I added a couple protein bars, a pack of tissues, and a bottle of water (I always carry water everywhere, or at least a bottle I can constantly refill). The backpack is still open as I try to figure out what else should go in it.

After thirteen years, it is weird to have to be someplace else at a time someone else has decided doing what someone else says in the way they want to do it. Or at least, that’s what I’ve been trying not to stress about. Honestly, this company is totally cool. If I’m understanding this right from John – yup, we’ll be working at the same company! – I have some leeway in what time I want to start/end my day, so I can still make going to the gym part of my normal day. Plus, everyone in Sweden is telling me that working for a Swedish company is so laid-back that I might actually find the pace too slow until I start doing my work on my own. That’s another thing that made me feel more relaxed about this big change – it’s probably not going to adversely affect my goal and new habits to get over the burnout I had in 2018. πŸ˜€

So here I am, mostly ready for my first day at an outside job in well over a decade and the only thing I think will be an issue is being tired tomorrow. I think I’m getting too excited to sleep! πŸ˜€

6 thoughts on “I Feel Like a Kid Going Back to School

  1. Karen Frost

    Oh Kitty my thoughts and prayers go out to you! What a wonderful opportunity you have, to meet new people and work in a new culture. I here that in Sweden they take care of their workforce at all times. You will be able to have flexible hours so if something comesup in the morning you can work a little later unless your work is caught up and then you don’t have to. Best of all they really pride themselves on helping their staff. Maybe add something for your lips just to keep them moist lip balm or lipstick. You already are taking your water bottle to keep your mouth from becoming dry. Kitty have a wonderful new experience tomorrow. You deserve all that is coming your way. Love Always your constant read and friend.

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    1. Kitty Post author

      Karen, what a beautiful note! πŸ˜€ Thank you!!! You and others are helping me focus on all the fabulous blessings and benefits I’m going to experience instead of wondering if I’ll like working for someone else instead of myself. Although…honestly, they’re probably going to be much easier on me than I generally am on myself!! LOL!!! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words!!!! Love, Kitty πŸ˜€

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  2. CG Phillips

    Not sure what your job entails but a favorite pen, pencil and notebook would also make my list. Congratulations!!!

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    1. Kitty Post author

      Great ideas, Sue! I found a favorite new notebook and put it in my bag but I’m so picky about my good pens that I don’t take them anywhere. Haha! However, my new notebook made me happy all week! πŸ˜€ Thanks!

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  3. Kim Cabanting

    Omgosh….I’m so excited for you! It’s going to go great and sounds amazing. Have a great first day. Xoxo

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    1. Kitty Post author

      Thanks, Kim! It was exhausting – a firehose of information shooting at me – but so fun and interesting!! I can’t wait for week two! πŸ˜€

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