Tuesday, October 16, 2007

First Days and Fresh Starts

I always loved the first day of school. I’d plan for days ahead of time what I was going to wear. We’d all gotten new school clothes, so I wanted to wear the best outfit to make the best impression. I loved meeting my new teachers and seeing which old friends I had classes with. Now that I’m out of school, I’ve struggled with the fact that it’s hard to really start new on much of anything and, even worse, not much that we do as adults has closure. There’s nothing like a final exam to tell you that something is over, really over.

Starting a new job yesterday felt a little like starting a new school year. There were a few familiar faces. Everyone was very kind. I was a little excited to see where I would be sitting and who I would be sitting near. I’m excited about the new work and it was kind of cool to really end some other things last week as I wrapped up the old job. I was happy to have someone to eat lunch with and there are many people that I will learn from.

And, just like the first day of school, I spent way too much time worrying about what I would wear the first day.

8 comments:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

You are so funny. We never get too old to be nervous about a first day, date, or impression. Now, did anyone take a picture of you before you left for your first day of work? (Ideally while you were holding your lunchbox in one hand.)

jason said...

In eight years of dash-trashing I've had more than a few 'first days.' Each one comes with plenty of excitement and way too much nervous anxiety. Unfortunately my new geography lacks the ample supply of new groups so nothing new for me for a while.

annzy said...

I hate choosing the "new job" outfit ~it's like the first day in high school where you had to be careful not to go over board on the newness because that wasn't cool but still you hadn't seen a lot of these people in a couple of months so you wanted to look good. Oh I hated that ~I still do.

Penny Longstockings said...

We're all dying to know. WHAT. did. you. wear?

Lucy van Pelt said...

I wore black slacks (you can never go wrong with black slacks) and a really cute lavendar sweater I got last week from j.jill. Oh, and my cute little maryjane flats.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I think we all git the nervous jitters when we have changes in our life.

With that said, I don't think I have ever seen you in an un-classy looking outfit! Seriously!

Sam said...

And today? Flip flops and cutoff jeans/ratty t-shirt? :-)

Lucy van Pelt said...

How did you guess?!?