The new job has totally thrown my life into a new loop. Not only do I have all new colleages, new technology and new process to learn; not only do I have a new car, a new cellphone and a new city to get used to; now I also have new diggs to settle in to!
See, the commute totally kicked my butt. I will freely admit that when I arrived home after my first day I threw myself at Jim and cried "What have I got myself into!" Literally cried. I was so exhausted, not only from the new situation and the commute but also because I hadn't been sleeping well from excitement. So on the second day, I stayed at the Howard Johnson's and got a good night's sleep. After that, I decided I needed to find a place to stay in town.
Long story short, tonight is my first night in my new rented room. Want to see where I'll be sleeping?
I had fun picking out girly sheets and of course I had to have a knitted blanket to throw on my bed. Makes it feel more homey.
One of the perks of my new quarters is Misty, the cat. Misty already discovered my lovely Noro throw; I found it all rumpled when I went back upstairs after dinner.
And of course I brought my family with me. They've got their own little shrine in place.
I've never lived on my own. I moved out of my parent's house straight into Jim's apartment and we've been together every since. I'm a bit excited to be responsible only for myself during the week, and I feel sort of like a college kid, away from home for the first time. But right now I'm starting to feel a wave of homesickness. I guess that's part of the experience.