in case you are wondering why i am not writing as often as i used to you probably didn’t get the memo: i am moving and moving is exhausting and stressful and zaps your time. plus moving reveals dust bunnies of epic proportions. i am typically torn between disgust and amazement.
i am at t-44 days and have eight work days left until i am at least not torn between job and moving anymore. then i can focus all my efforts on the move.
it is strange to know that in just 1.5 weeks i will be unemployed. of course i knew this was coming but to actually have this day looming right around the corner is surreal. my feelings are very mixed. i am happy because i know a chapter of my life is closed and another one opens up. i am looking forward to new challenges. yet at the same time it’s sad to leave my colleagues behind. it’s a very tight knit group and in the years i have been there i made many friends and have experienced more pregnant women than i ever thought is possible. in all, i experienced 12 pregnancies which results in a new baby/pregnancy for every 3.25 months of being on the job. this is the most reproductively active work place i have ever experienced.
the making closer friends at work thing i will probably not do again because it also caused much trouble. but for the sake of saying good-bye that doesn’t matter. basically, i will be leaving my current life, my friends, my family behind to open up this new chapter. stay with me for the ride!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on June 16, 2012
today was “present your baby at work” day. baby 1 is 6 weeks old and a giant. baby 2 is 3 weeks old and on the shorter end of the scale. baby 3 is only a week old but i was emailed a picture. i tell you it’s a baby boom at work at the moment.
they are all cute and fascinating and all that and yes, i LOVED pushing one of the strollers around. but, that’s it. i do not feel any urge to have one of those cute little wonders on my own. not right now anyways. strangely enough i have the feeling that many people don’t believe me when they hear me saying that. like it is mandatory of a young woman to feel the hormones tingling.
situations like these make me wonder if i am also this judgemental to other people.
back to sewing, folks. gotta work on my domestic skills.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on April 17, 2012
today it dawned on me that i may be a loud person.
the walls in my office are rather thin. my department is set up of three offices all connected with each other. typically, we leave the doors open so be better able to
yell communicate. so when today i got a call from it telling me to shut down a certain program and ask my colleagues to do the same i yelled in their general direction to close the program. 10 minutes later i got the “ok” phone call and yelled again that they can open up the program again.
we always do that. no one ever complained.
in addition, my phone rang off the hook today as three colleagues had their phone lines rerouted to my phone. so basically, whenever i wasn’t on the phone i was running to answer it. annoying! i highly dislike this phone stress. don’t get me wrong, i understand that receiving phone calls is part of any job but having four lines to answer (i work in marketing) is just nuts.
so eventually that phone marathon just made me yell something (no profanities, just something out of frustration). and yell again. over lunch a colleague asked me what was going on in our office. i wasn’t sure what she meant and then she said that we’re normally loud but today was even worse.
with that in mind i tried to watch my noise level over the next hours and caught myself several times attempting to yell/moan loudly/complain to myself/cuss and curse life in general.
so yes, i may be a loud person. i apologize. i’ll try to shut up or turn down the volume. i’m german and germans like their co-workers to like them.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on March 27, 2012