Today was my first day at a new job in 15 years, at a new university in 17 years!
My morning started with something that I’d never seen, 5:15 a.m. Then, I met something else that I’d never seen before, my hair dryer! I blow dried and flat ironed my hair, actually put on some makeup, took my Flintstones vitamins and then headed into my first day in the office.
Then I met something else new. I wasn’t completely sure what it was at first. It wasn’t quite rain, but it wasn’t dry. However, an umbrella was no use against it. It was like walking in a cloud, but there wasn’t any fog. I found out that they call it ‘mizzle’ – and not because they’ve been hanging out with Snoop for too long, but because it’s a combination of mist and drizzle. It just hangs in the air. So remember my wonderfully dried and frizz free hair? Well, there’s a slight chance that by the time I got to my first meeting I was slightly smoother than little orphan Annie.
That was all made better when I got back from my meeting and flowers had been delivered from my husband. They look fantastic in my new window.
The day went well, I actually felt like I knew what I was doing, and most of my anxiety melted throughout the day as I realized, ‘Yeah, I can do this!’ And as much as Universities may differ there are some things that are oh-so-much the same. So only a short post for today, but it was a good day! Even with the mizzle, this desert girl was flying high.
Desert girls don’t ‘get’ humidity!
Freedom from windowless office…..finally