I started my new job yesterday, and I’m wondering just what it is I’ve gotten myself into.
I was at two middle schools and an elementary school, but now I’m just at one school: a high school. The first big change is that the hours are different. I have to be at work at 7 a.m. now, which means getting up waaaaaaaaaaay earlier than I’ve been used to. It will be good for me, eventually, but the changing-over process just might kill me. When I got up this morning, I was struck with the thought that this isn’t just a temporary change, this is my new schedule, my new life.
It was pretty depressing.
The upside is that I was pretty tired last night, so going to bed earlier shouldn’t be a problem.
The high school is a higher pressure environment, too, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out. I’m generally what you’d call a “stress avoider,” so I’m not really sure how I handle it when I have to deal with it. I guess we’ll find out.