Things I’ll Miss… and Things I Won’t

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the process of leaving my old job, and beginning my new one. Today’s a bit of a lighthearted post of things I’m excited for at my new job, and things I’ll miss from my old one.

Things I’ll miss:

  • the view from the Longfellow Bridge on the train everyday… how the view changes with the seasons… marking the beginning of spring by the day the ice is melted on the Charles.
  • passing three Starbucks on my way to work… having two within a 3 minute walk (i.e. close enough to walk to after work or during a break when I just REALLY need that cup…)
  • the colleagues… and the silliness
  • knowing all the kids from third grade and above
  • walking… every day… because I have to
  • seeing the Common and the Garden every day
  • the familiar

Things I’m looking forward to (in absolutely no particular order):

  • Driving my car to work (but being able to take the T if I need to)
  • a slightly bigger space
  • the new and the unknown
  • the challenge of immersing myself in the new and the unknown
  • having colleagues at my grade level (whoa!)
  • meeting new children

The list goes on…

Summer

I went straight from the 8-3 life of a working girl to my Texan “vacation” last week. I call it a “vacation” because I was mostly there to visit with my aunt, who was recovering from knee surgery, and my grandmother, who is in a nursing home. I anticipated doing much more work than I actually did, and in the end it was the perfect way to start my summer.

The good news about being out of my usual summer routine, is that instead of spending the first week laying in bed and generally not moving, I realized that I am inordinately happier if I have something to do each day. Now this doesn’t mean I need to go get a summer job. What it does mean, is that I need to develop a routine for the morning so that I get up and get going. Gym anyone?

Anyway, I expect the posting may become somewhat erratic this summer. When days consist of the gym, reading, and mundane chores, there’s not much to write about. I do hope to post some pictures however, so hopefully I won’t disappear altogether!