Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Still Finding my Feel

I can tell I'm still trying to adjust to my new "town" and job. I have settled into some weird semblance of a routine, but I don't really like it. Having to make 40 hours in a week is draining. I can't believe ppl do 50 or even 80.

Part of the drain is the time in the car- I'm now spending anywhere between 25 minutes to 1.5 hours in the car both morning and evening. No, that's not a partial drain, that's a full drain. I get home after that 1 to 1.5 hour hurry up and wait drive and am so keyed up I can barely think straight. A couple of times now, my husband has strapped workout clothes on me and pushed me out the door.

I love my job, but those drives make even that get nearly outweighed.

This city is just absolutely amazing- there is no subway system, no through-way system, no way to alleviate the traffic. And people LOVE living here? They must live close enough to work to use the skyway system (a system of indoor walking paths that actually exist in place of a coherent mass transit system, and only exists downtown).

Taking a deep breath. Wow.

At any rate, I'm going to have to investigate doing more work from home, and driving during the traffic off-hours. And getting a regular workout.

They've been very sporadic lately. However, I told the guy at Bally's (who called me tonight) that I'd show up tomorrow sometime between 3 and 6 pm. So I will now have a place to go, get focused, and get in the groove. Whew. I may get more done if I do that!


Will @ 4XLT said...

I'm right there in the middle of job transition time with you, Carrie!

I'm a week and three days in, myself, and just now starting to maybe possibly kinda not feel in over my head!

Thank God for your husband helping you out in the craziness by kicking you out the door in your workout gear, right?

So what is your new job?

RodeDaddy said...

Hope things are going well for you Carrie - I live and work in St. Paul myself. Transit here? Not the gold standard. lol.