Thursday, July 7, 2016
I really, really can't wait to start my new job. I have training on Sunday, and I'm not just excited because I like where I'll be working or because I'll have income again- I'm excited to have human interaction. I know that probably sounds a little bizarre, but aside from Brad, I don't know anyone in this city. I don't have anyone to hang out with, I don't have coworkers who I see regularly, and really the only other person I know is the woman who does my hair. (Hi Sabrina!) Lately it's been feeling lonely, and also somewhat stifling, to sort of be forced to have all of my social interactions be with one person. I obviously love spending time with Brad, he's amazing. But I don't see anyone else, except cashiers and my neighbors in passing. No one else with whom to have an actual conversation. So going back into retail (technically it's retail entertainment) where I can have lots of people time, as well as coworkers who will hopefully be fun to be around, is really exciting to me. My current "routine" isn't much of a routine, and since I've settled into my new place and haven't had Brad's alarms waking me up every weekday, I've been more lethargic, less likely to go out, and definitely spending more time inside. I'm excited to work in a mall. I'm excited for my job. I'm excited to start T'ai Chi next month. I just want to get to know this city and its people better.