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Well, I survived my first day back on the job. The morning commute was enough to make me question my sanity, even more so than the alarm going off at 5:30 this morning, but I still made it. My new colleagues seem friendly and willing to help, which is a big plus. So, I asked a bunch of questions (I’m sure I kept my trainer from being able to do her work at her normal rate of speed), and took some notes, and even got to do a little actual work. Nothing too major, of course—edit a couple of discovery documents, redact a couple more, make some copies—but it’s still better than not being able to do anything. The girl I’m replacing will be there for two more months, which is excellent from the training perspective, but it’ll be interesting to see how long it will be before she’s tired of having me at her elbow constantly. My instinct is it won’t be long, but I figure I’ll get at least a couple of weeks.
So, I’m calling the first day a success, and looking forward to day two. Of course, my classes begin tomorrow, too, so getting through another day as a new employee will only be the first half of the challenge—staying focused enough to still be a good student will be the second half. I’m infinitely glad that I know both my professors, so I know what to expect and how best to deal with their classes.
Naturally, I’m pretty beat right now, and I figure I’ll be even more tired twenty-four hours from now when I make it home from tomorrow’s classes, but I think maybe I haven’t felt quite as accomplished in a long time. Amazing what a day of paperwork in an office can do.