Monday, July 31, 2006

First Day

After ten wonderful years with the college I worked at previously, I have arrived at my new job. I'm in full beginner mode--learning all the acronyms that make university life a mystery to any outsider or newcomer, mispronouncing building names left and right, and still attempting to get my computer and phone! And you know what? I'm loving every minute of it. Despite the 5am wake-up from my alarm(Free coffee at McDonalds between 5-7am!), the two hour drive to arrive (I'll be staying in CT during the week with a colleague until our MA home sells.), and the usual mayhem associated with starting a brand new program, I believe we have made a great choice for our lives. Over lunch I retold the story of how I came to see the job posting for this new role. After interviewing at super-duper university, knowing in my gut it would be a poor fit if I were even to be offered the role, I sat at my desk and asked aloud, "Is there ever going to be something for me?" Minutes later, I reviewed the Boston Globe ads, searching under the only words I ever seem to use: women and education. My current position popped up at the top of the list. Seek and ye shall find....all I needed to do was ask. Guess I need to stand outside and ask aloud if anyone will ever "love" our house enough to buy it. (This comment reflecting the flood of adoration we seem to hear for our home without any concrete offers yet to bring about our move!) Ah, it will come.... In the meantime, I've got a work honeymoon to enjoy....

8 comments:

Kara said...

awesome! Glad you're back and having fun being the new kid in class.

good luck on the home sale!

Kristen said...

I'm so glad you're loving it! Congrats again, and good luck getting settled in all the way (and on finally selling the house)!

Anonymous said...

I have missed your blogs...and the excitement is evident in our conversations and this blog. You are a blessing to the University of Hartford, and will help raise the consciousness of many through your work. It is not a 'job' to you, but rather a 'vocation.' I'm hoping your house sells soon, (and that mine doesn't) ha ha
Thank you for sharing..

Grampa Peter said...

that should not have been 'anonymous' but Grampa peter...

Sue Sehulster said...

I'm so glad you're back! Great to hear from you, and SO GLAD you're loving this new chapter in your life. Looks like we're both in the middle of a transition full of blessings. I was wondering how to get in touch with you -- guess this is the best way for now! I've got lots of news, as I'm sure you do too -- for another time! Hang in here, and enjoy these moments of loving your life as it is now. We're thinking of you all! xoxo

Laura said...

I, too, am glad to hear how much you're loving your new job! That's very cool how it was the first one to show up in your search after the Hah-vahd thing fell through. Hope the house sells very soon and you and your family can get settled in Connecticut!

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