My first week at work has been good. Really good, actually. Despite waking up at 5am every morning (or 7 on Tuesday), commuting for an hour and a half, training for 9 hours and commuting again, I'm enjoying myself.
This job is different form almost every job I've ever had (with the exception of being an RA) because I'm receiving two weeks of training before starting. Once I start work, I'll be working 12-hour shifts, overnight or days, alone. So I am enjoying the chance to get to know my fellow trainees and the rest of the organization.
Some things that have been making my week great:
This song by the Avett Brothers:
I heard it for the first time on Friday Night Lights (obvs..when can I go for more than a week without mentioning FNL?) and it is the perfect song for introspective train rides home, when I am in the weird semi-delusional state of being both really tired and pretty hungry. It is also good for making up dramatic stories in my head about my fellow commuters.
|I spent Wednesday learning about nuclear fission. My job is neat.|
Fun fact: Second Cup is almost $2 cheaper than Starbucks, (probably because they don't charge for lactose-free milk) and it tastes almost exactly the same. Also, there are three Starbucks within two minutes from my office. I am not used to city life.
Early morning light:
My train ride in is almost completely dark. Ditto for my train ride home. But as I am walking to the office, the sky is just beginning to get light, and in those moments I'm happy I'm working in Toronto (as opposed to resentful that I couldn't find a job in Ottawa)
Thanks goodness for business casual. Most of this week, I've been alternating between grey dress pants and my Gap Really Skinny pants, with cardigans and scarves (I am always cold, it seems). Yesterday, since I was meeting a friend for dinner after work, I wore the Lilly Pulitzer dress I got in Florida for the first time.
It's great because it's kind of stretchy so it's super comfortable. I wore it with tights and a cardigan and the amazingly comfortable flats recomended by Kaitlyn at kaitastrophical.
Here's hoping I find even more things to love about Toronto next week!