first day of work under my belt and the verdict (so far) is good. it's a very nice office, with super nice people working in it, and there are coffee pots every three feet; what more can you ask for in a work place? i already like not dealing with patients who have three teeth, smell like wet dog and cigarettes and spend most of their time with me trying to get me to write them a script for xanax. i like wearing grown up clothes. getting up this morning and spending five minutes more on my face didn't feel like a waste of time. i wore a dress and i looked cute. moreover, i felt cute. it was nice.
in every class i've ever taken, every school, every training, there's always one person who just cannot shut up, and today that person sat in front of me all day long. every question was prefaced with an "i don't mean to interrupt..." which just drove me more crazy because OMG you totally do mean to interrupt and when butt kissing becomes distracting, i think it loses its charm. at the end of the day, i just really wanted this person to shut up, but i think that's normal for any (and every) first day doing anything, be it work, class, volunteering, etc.
i'm excited about actually getting to train; today was the sort of day when nice people from HR tell you a lot of stuff that doesn't make sense right away, you fill out more paperwork, try to figure out your computer and find the bathrooms. good, but ultimately boring and when it's not boring, frustrating. there's something that feels so good about getting that first day out of the way, though, am i right? it's a hurdle, a test you pass and the rest of the week is just easier because it's not that first day. whew.