Today was my first official day back at work. Although I have technically been ‘working’ for months now, in rotations, I officially got paid for todays work. It was a pretty momentous occassion for me considering I haven’t actually made real money in 6 years. It’s a day long overdue and it provides a huge sense of relief for me.
This morning started bright and early. I actually stumbled out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5:00 and completed a whole 30 minutes on the treadmill. Shocking right? I nearly shocked myself into cardiac arrest. I was quite impressed with myself.
After an appetizing breakfast of peanut butter toast, strawberries and blueberries I felt quite confident that I could conquer the world with all those antioxidants I had just wolfed down. I pictured my collagen plumping itself up and my face glowing like an angel. How could I not knock them all dead???
This is me glowing…
I had some really cute heels set out for this occassion. I mean what girl doesn’t need a pair of killer heels on her first day of work? Unfortunately, thanks to my huffing and puffing on the treadmill all week, my knee was feeling puny so I had to settle for flats. This made me sad until I decided to grab my red ones which are beyond fierce. Red makes me feel powerful and I definitely needed some power. Can I get a fist pump for killer shoes….. (the creepy veins were from working out)
I had been worried all weekend about how me going back to work was going to affect the kiddos and the husband. I expected some sadness yet support from Jared, some crying from Logan and goofiness from Mason. Instead, much to my surprise I got this…
I was feeling the love for sure. Actually, all joking aside…. the boys were super good sports about me going back and Jared went above and beyond to show me how much he was going to miss me. Looking down on their sleeping faces this morning I was reminded how I wouldn’t be at this point without them. I would never have been given this opportunity to change lives and I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without them.
Day one was full of powerpoints, handouts, fine print and no orientation could be complete without a string of cheesy videos. I was feeling great up to lunch and I knew I could thank my sweaty, stinky cardio session for keeping me awake. However, once I returned from lunch I was asleep with my eyes open. They should have a warning on all heart pumping exercise that says: WARNING the energy you receive from this workout will only last 4 hours before you come off the high, fall asleep in public, and curse the fact that you got up an extra hour to waste your time on temporary energy.
Thankfully I survived day one and left feeling like I was where I was meant to be. That’s always a really great feeling.
I finally made it home to all 3 men and was welcomed with lots of smooches and hugs. They were definitely worth the long wait. Even though I’m quite exhausted the boys convinced me with their big eyes and cute smiles to play games. I’m pretty sure I was skipping steps and moving my pieces ahead too many spaces but what can I say…I suffer from fried brain.
Ready to get up again tomorrow (exercising is still pending) and conquer day 2 of orientation. I will survive!! 🙂
Sending every one angel glow and encouragement to eat up those antioxidants……