I survived my first week of work. I was exhausted and peopled out by Friday, but it was doable and it wasn't quite as taxing as I thought it would be. That's for several reasons, things haven't fully sorted themselves out at work and so it was also a fairly quiet week in terms of the Workplace's activities.
It kind of feels like that whole year of unemployment didn't exist at all. I stopped working January 2013, and have started working again in January 2014. January is January right? Who cares about all those months in between?
Whenever I go somewhere new and I meet new people I always get asked where I'm from. I never know how to answer this question without looking like a total moron. When meeting new people at work do they mean where have I worked previously? Do they mean what country I'm from? Or did they mean what state am I'm from because it's so obvious I'm from the US? I never know and I always sound like an idiot trying to clarify what they mean. Or I say a whole ramble of things "I used to work at ___, I'm from the US and I grew up in New Hampshire. Sorry I'm oversharing I just thought I'd answer every variation of this question..."
The other most dreaded question of all is "what did you get up to this weekend?" it makes me so uncomfortable. Because the answer is usually nothing. By nothing I mean exactly what I wanted to get up to over the weekend which is cuddling with my husband, cleaning and cooking, and recharging to getting ready for the work week. But no one wants to hear "I cleaned my bathroom" and while it seems socially acceptable to have one of these weekends every few weeks, this is my weekend every time. Or maybe I'm just projecting because I think I should be having more exciting weekends and yet, I'm actually really just happy chilling at home.
So you know - What are you doing this weekend?