I started work at the Job one week ago today. It has been a long, long week. I'm hopeful that it is only due to the fact that I am being bombarded with information overload in these training sessions that, while helpful, are really overwhelming, and that once I start in on my actual assignments and the formal "trainings" taper off, that things will feel better. So far there have been some pretty serious ups and downs - kind of like when I started law school: one day I feel great about everything and just know that I am going to conquer the world with my mad litigating skills, the next day I want to curl up in a ball and suck my thumb because I'm so intimidated by what I've gotten myself into. Seeing as how I don't have built-in hormones that might have trained me to adjust to such violent moodswings, this has been somewhat difficult to adjust to.
But the people I work with have been super welcoming and supportive and friendly and my commute isn't bad at all. In fact, I really kind of enjoy commuting. I can sing at the top of my lungs to Glee without bugging Paul. And I don't care what other drivers think.