Monday, October 24, 2011

First Day

I have a fairly non-traditional job. Because of that, today really wasn't bad as far as first days go.

I didn't have to meet my boss until 11:00 AM. So I fed the kids breakfast and took them over to C's house at 9:30. I hung out with her until a little after 10, just getting them settled in. Will has been so excited to go stay with C and leaving him was no issue. Emma has been very clingy lately, so I expected a bit of Mama Drama from her, but she was engrossed in a book and her binky and she didn't seem disturbed. A text from C assured that all was well after I left.

I changed into some professional clothes and headed to meet my boss. He bought me a cup of coffee, we signed some paperwork, chatted about training and other logistics, and then I was on my way home. I pulled up just as the FedEx truck did. Four large boxes were being stacked on my porch. My computer, printer/fax, and study materials had arrived.

I spent some time getting my computer fired up, set up my voicemail, and then had to call in for a new hire conference call. Basic stuff, kind of boring, nothing surprising. . . except that the training schedule is slightly different than I been told that it would be and I will be gone an extra week in December that I wasn't aware of, on top of another week I will be gone for a regional meeting. So that was a bit of a "gulp" moment, but it is what it is. Nothing I can do about it now.

There were some pleasant suprises along the way. I got a call from corporate fleet services with my rental car information. I get my Blackberry tomorrow. Those are nice perks to be sure.

There was another conference call a bit later on with my new sales district with the obligatory "Welcome to the Team" introduction. Then there was a lot of discussion about sales and metric attainment and business planning. Most of it went way over my head, but that's to be expected.

Through out it all, my house was so. . . quiet. It's funny that they are so close (steps across the street), yet seem so far away. A few times, I found myself thinking that I was hearing Emma or Will upstairs, since the only time I am downstairs by myself is when they are napping. I would strain for a minute, listening, and then realize. . . they aren't here.

And that was it. I picked up the kids at 4:30. Not really bad for a first day. It still feels so surreal.


alison said...

Hooray for a first day! I've been waiting for your report. :) Hoping tomorrow is just as good.

Nicky said...

Glad it went well! Hate to say it, but the phantom sounds of kids thing doesn't go away. That constantly happens to me whenever I'm alone in the house.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I'm glad the first day went well! I hope the whole transition is smooth.

Ms. J said...

You did it! You made it through ;)

And so it goes said...

Yeah for a smooth first day!

Searching said...

Happy 1st day! You did it!!! :)

peesticksandstones said...

Congrats on braving your first day! I just had my first day back at full-time work (in an office) with real work-people, since becoming a mom -- and it was a really interesting experience. Lots to enjoy, and of course some challenges.

I look forward to learning a lot from your experience -- and being inspired!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Sounds like a great first day! I'm glad there was no morning drama. December sounds like craziness, but you'll handle always do.