And so it begins
As advertised, my job came to an end on Friday, and I’m still feeling about as ambivalent as I did when I last wrote about it.
It’s been a weird week, as last weeks usually are. I managed to get most of my work done the week before, so I went in thinking that things would be quiet. That turned out not to be the case; the moment I sat down on Monday, I had an emergency that took a couple of days to deal with. Fortunately, I was finally able to clear that up–at least to the point where I felt okay with leaving it behind.
And so my last day was spent wrapping things up and trying to be nice to myself. I dutifully ate a couple of donuts from the box that my coworkers got me; had my usual payday lunch of pizza; and went home a half-hour early (hat-tip to the department secretary). And so now i get to think about what comes next.
Have you ever noticed that no matter how much notice you get of a big change, it doesn’t seem real until the day it happens? No matter how much you prepare, psychologically or materially, it still seems like a bit of a shock when the change finally takes place. That’s how I’ve been this weekend. I’ve mostly spent it relaxing and clearing mind-space for what’s coming up.
My biggest challenge during these next seven weeks is going to be holding off boredom, and the despair that follows with it. Fortunately, I have projects that I’ll be working on, mostly writing-related, as well as some job-hunting. So, with some work, I should be able to stay productive over the summer.
But still, it’s scary. Transitions always are. We’ll see where it goes.
In the meantime, I’m not quite done with my weekend yet, so I’m going back to it. The real fun–the Labyrinths expansion–begins tomorrow.