My first day!

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.

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2 Responses to My first day!

  1. Desert girls don’t ‘get’ humidity!

  2. Freedom from windowless office…..finally

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