Another very long but satisfying day. Things have been on an upswing for me, lately, and today not even the incredible rudeness of someone we work near could really put a spot on the day. Okay, I got mad and ranty for about half an hour there- I am so very tired of people telling me what kind of person my genitalia makes me, as well as being told that not being in uniform means I don’t work, but it passed prettily easily and by the evening, I’d nearly forgotten about it.
Our team lead is headed home, due to some family issues. It’s unfortunate, and outside of our outrageous envy at his being with his family again, we wish him the best. (Seriously, M, you can’t blame us!) That said, his leaving somehow ended up with my getting the position, albeit temporarily, despite my objections. I was really, really nervous about that- I like working, I like what I do, and I really didn’t want to mess with the flow of things. But you know, honestly, I think it’s going to be all right. I might even enjoy it. Might, might, might. We’ll see. Now that it’s actually happening, as opposed to just loooooooooooommming over me, I feel a lot better.
And we’re doing well. Coming together, working hard at working together, everyone doing their best to make this as easy and pleasant as we can for all of us.
Despite missing home, family, friends; despite the stress, and the damned dirty dust, despite coming up against ignorance every day, despite the long days: I am so very glad to be here.
-Written while listening to: The Avett Brothers (many thanks to Jacey, who introduced me to them via her blog, Insubordiknit)