Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

There is little to say on the subject of love that doesn't sound like the prayer of the desperate.
                      Romania Brown


Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

exhaustion

First of all...exhaustion is a funny lookin' word.
Oh hey there!  No I haven't forgotten you, I'm just exhausted!! I know many people out there are exhausted and running around crazy and have all their own problems, but man, life is crazy.  I started a new job at the beginning of January and it stresses me out.  As in I'm so stressed that all I want to do is sleep.  I'm the office manager of an accounting firm and when I was offered the job I was told that I'd be answering phones, filing some papers and greeting customers.  That's it, the job description they hired me with.  Let's just say that that was kind of a major understatement!! (yes I can say it like that because I'm an English major!)  Instead, I make about 100 phone calls a day, organize the files, order office supplies, handle all incoming calls, greet customers, try to explain to customers that I am not actually an accountant, send constant e-mails, look up customer information, and I'm currently trying to mainstream all of their files...or at least make it so all the files for customer at least have the same name on them
 They also told me i would start work at 8am, which I found out is a total lie.  In order to get the things done I need to, I should be there  by about 7:30 in the morning, if not earlier, depending on how late they stayed the night before...maybe it's not that big of a deal, but I am soooo not a morning person.  And I was told 8!  It's a really good job for sure, I think once I get the hang of everything it'll be fine, but for now, I'm stressed out of my guts.
Gentry and I were talking and we decided that the stress and exhaustion that I'm now experiencing is due to the fact that I now have a real job.  I have to take things home, I have to be there until the tasks are finished, not just the hours, I have actual responsibility to keep everything running.  Let me tell you, that is a lot of responsibility for someone who used to get paid to do homework!
That's another issue-I can't do homework at work anymore.  I used to because at my last job there was a lot of down time, but I barely have a minute to run to the bathroom during the day.  (luckily i have amazing bladder control!)
 So now you know, if I go MIA, I'm just sleeping.  I'd still love to talk to you!