Hello friends, happy Monday! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that my first day of my new job was today, and thankfully, it went off without a hitch! The program is great, the people are wonderful, and I'm so thrilled to be back doing what I love. Having the past year "off" from the field gave me a great deal of perspective and really confirmed that this is where I'm meant to be. And to celebrate my first day, I got ready with tunes from my girl Britney, donned my favorite leopard blouse+black pencil skirt, and gave myself a quick in-the-mirror pep talk. And to seal the deal, I drove to work belting out my favorite "pump me up and boost my confidence" song. (It's here in case you need a Tina Turner pump me up jam too. I swear, you can't listen to it and not feel like you're the best thing since sliced bread!)
After work, I came home, slipped on my fuzzy leopard robe, and turned on my favorite girl power movie, Legally Blonde. All the makings of a great first day. (Ok, annnd I ate a couple of mini frozen Snickers. But it was my first day, so calories don't count.) And several of you have asked about my new job, what I'm doing, what my Ph.D is in, etc. and yes, I'm still being somewhat vague about what I do. It's just a part of me that for now, I enjoy keeping somewhat private. But in a nutshell, I work closely with college students on a daily basis and love getting to work with so many incredible young people.
I'm without internet this week (except when I sit outside Starbucks in my car) so I'll be a little sporadic with blogging this week. I may just take advantage of the down time and catch up on my dissertation or hit the gym. Oh please, who am I kidding? I'll probably rewatch Legally Blonde 49 times and obsessively quote every line like its my job. Because if they offered a Ph.D in Legally Blonde knowledge, you know I'd be alllll over that :)
Have a fabulous week, and thanks again for your continued support on this new journey. I'm so blessed to have yall by my blogging side through all this!