Last Friday, I started work at my school here in Arkansas. I can't give you guys too much information, because believe it or not I've heard that these little stinkers will google my name incessantly. I can add that I'm fortunate enough to work at the best private school in the state and quite frankly, the place is amazing. They treat their staff and the stuents so well.
Example: I showed up to work on Friday and by 11 I had a BRAND NEW FREE laptop, AND my first paycheck! DANG, talk about a sweet first day.
I will be SO very busy at the school. I am the Academic Director of the upper school and teach economics. I will also do legal work for the head of school whenever they don't want to send things to legal counsel. Basically, I have the best job ever...it's a little bit of everything, I am incredibly busy during the day, and I work with a bunch of wonderful children and with a very hard-working staff.
While my hours don't seem like they'll be horrible, they definitely won't be a cake walk. I leave the house around 7:20, drop Liliana off at daycare, get to work around 7:45 and so far, haven't even had a chance to pee until I get home in the early evening! YIKES! Honestly though, I wouldn't want it any other way. I love a busy job.
On the weekends, the job won't necessarily require I go to too many events but it is "strongly recommended" and even more so, I WANT to go! This school is so impressive and truly cares about the children that attend. So to go to football games, to see the choir concerts, and to go to the student council events will definitely take time, but I'm so very excited to get to know these upper school kids (and hopefully children from the lower and middle school too).
It has definitely been a transition going from staying home for 2 months while we settled in to the house to going back to work full-time without Liliana by my side. I wake up WAY earlier now that I'm back to work and quite honestly, I much prefer working to staying-at-home. It just suits me really well. This is an entirely differnet topic, and I understand it's controversial, but working is what works for our family and I'm happy it's all working so brilliantly!
Liliana, of course, has transitioned without any difficulties. When I drop her off, she just turns around, blows me a kiss, and says "Bye bye Mommy!" .
... and walks off.
No crying. Not a peep. For a 14 month old baby, she is QUITE independent.
ANYWAY, I need some advice from everyone!!! HELP me!!
I have to decorate my Achievement Center room and need your help! It's QUITE ugly right now. Pictures to come soon! We'll have to get our decorating shoes on. Any ideas for a cute office at work?
Second, this job makes me dress all fancy schmancy ... I mean, I can't even wear capri slacks! I just bought gorgeous ones from the Limited and ... nope ... can't wear them! BUMMER. Any advice? Where to shop for clothes, for shoes, for jewelry, what to wear while still being comfortable, etc.?
Evan told me he'd help pick outfits for me on-line and you know what he's looking at right now?
Don't really think that's what I had in mind! WELL, at least not for work. ; )
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