Monday, February 22, 2010

Beginning a new job... T-minus 38 minutes

Today I start a new job.  I can't put my finger on it, but for some reason I feel apprehensive about the whole situation.  It most likely isn't apprehension, but just nervousness because, well, every time I start a new job, there's a little nervousness involved.  It doesn't matter if I'm definitely overqualified, I still get a little bit nervous. 

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I haven't technically had a job other than college for the past two months? That could be the main stressor.  Part of my general nervousness, I believe, is just the insane amount of homework I have to do this week, and the fact that I haven't been able to be quite as motivated as I would like to be.  Now throw 20 hours of work that I didn't know I would have two days ago into the mix for the upcoming five days, and studying for several tests, writing 10+ pages worth of papers, and doing who knows how much reading and research.  . . . and all of a sudden simply surviving the next week becomes an even more daunting task. 

What about biking?

That could be it.  With all of the homework that I've had, it has been difficult enough to accomplish all of that while still maintaining a decent amount of time in the saddle.  It is looking like my mountain biking time is going to take a serious hit.  On the other hand, having a job is going to make mountain biking easier.  There will be more money in our budget, which means there will be some more money to be spent on repairing my mountain bike every month.  The tide of the war against bike repairs may be turning! 

As with everything in life, there is a constant trade off.  New job = more money for bike repairs, less time on the bike.  (And more money for other things.  I'm not going to be spending even half of what I make on my bike, so don't think I'm too greedy!)

T-minus 30 minutes.

I better finish getting ready to go.  Please pray for me as I explode back into the world of punching the clock and sucking up to customers.


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