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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saw My New Office Today

IT'S OFFICIAL. I saw it with my own two eyeballs. The memo that said I was hired, the department where I will be working, the floor I'll be on, and my office number. So I took the elevator up to the fifth floor and took a peek at my new digs. I am in an interior office; no windows. Call me zany, but I have had three offices and two cubicles here, and the interior offices felt cozier to me. I usually closed the blinds, anyway, to better see my computer when I was in the offices with windows.

Glass half full? Yup.

Am I nervous? Yup. Am I excited? Yup. Do I have any regrets? Nope.

My last day of the internship is April 21; the last day of class is April 24. I will have a work exam and a final exam the last week in April. Graduation is May 8. I will start my job May 17. I will have a good bit of "me time" until then--so I can unwind.

It's official...

~Ms. T. J.


  1. You must be so excited! (Not to mention scared, nervous, aware) Are you counting the sleeps yet?


  2. That's so exciting!  Good for you and best of luck with that graduation rush!

    I'm still waiting on the VA regarding employment and casually looking for jobs in the meantime -- I don't want to freak out now while I'm finishing up the last 3 weeks of school!

  3. Carolyn!
    The Sleeps...I like that!  I have not, but I'll do anything to distract me from the last BIG paper!
    ~Ms. T. J.

  4. I am burning to a crispy crunch tonight; it's time to call it quits (working on the last paper).

    Amy Rose: you will be an amazing social worker!  All my very best wishes to you on the the job-hunt journey.

    ~Ms. T. J.

  5. Thanks, Miranda!

    ~Ms. T.J.