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Saturday, March 15, 2008
Seasons of Change
Speaking of spring and new beginnings, my new job starts on Monday. I'm really excited about it, but there are definitely things I will miss about my extended time off. In no particular order:

1. Staying up late watching movies and sleeping in without guilt.
2. The NYT crossword puzzle on line every morning.
3. Poached eggs and toast with tea every morning at about 9:30 AM.
4. Wearing comfortable sweaters and sweatpants without a bra or makeup for days on end.
5. Going to the gym in the middle of the day when no one is there and having the pool to myself.
6. Ditto the grocery store, post office, and mall.
7. Being able to get in the car and just go.
8. Visiting friends and family for extended periods of time.
9. NAPS

There are things I didn't do enough of while I had the time - I was actually very busy for all but 3 weeks of the entire 5 months I had off and thought I would get to entertain more and read more. Neither one happened as much as I had hoped. Something always came up.

And while I am looking forward to working hard and making a difference in the job that I will be doing, I'm not looking forward to sleep deprivation and having to dress professionally five days a week. Pantyhose and high heels were not missed - at all. That said, the transition back to being an executive might be a little easier to bear with the smart new Coach business tote and new suits I bought at the outlets in Lancaster yesterday.
posted by Broadsheet @ 3:54 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At March 15, 2008, Anonymous Butch said…

    Linda,
    Doesn't it make you wonder how you have time for a job? At least you got to enjoy part of your time off knowing you had a job lined up. We are off to see Anja in the musical Guys and Dolls. Good luck on Monday.

     
  • At March 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anja was great in the musical and you will be great in your new job too!

    You rocked your vacation for all it was worth and now you will rock the new job like nobody's business so go for it. My fingers are crossed for you on the first day, week, month. You'll know more after that and tell us all about it, right?

    Congrats and Viel Glueck!

    Leesa

     
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