The Casting Dock

the week’s review.

Dinners this week have generally looked like this: Trader Joes frozen pizza and some spinach just because my husband begged for something green. Transitioning to the fulltime working world with an hour and a half daily commute has left me wondering, who has the time for nice, truly home-cooked meals? I’m sure once I adjust I’ll be able to balance it all better, but for this week? Not a chance. Girlfriend was tiiiiiiiiiiired.

That being said, let me offer a brief review of the first week of work:

I LOVE my new job. It is probably the first job I’ve ever had where I am NEVER checking the clock and counting down the hours until I get to leave. My days fly by. I feel so fortunate to have a job that I enjoy, that plays well to my strengths, and that I find meaningful. That’s a potent trio.

It’s like, when you go to college, and even graduate school, and have to choose a major or specific degree program, you’re oftentimes just shooting in the dark. You pick what you think you’ll like based off of what you know about yourself at the time and what you know about that specific field or job. Sometimes both of those are actually very little. And the reality of daily life at that job may be vastly different than you envisioned. My point being, you never really know if it was a good choice until you get into the field and truly try it on for size. Although it’s only been one week, I’m thrilled to report that mine fits just right.

The kids are cute (and inadvertantly hilarious), the teachers have been so warm and welcoming, and my principal is the perfect fit for me in leadership style and personality. I’m loving it. 5:30am wake-up call and all.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m still pumped for the weekend!

Happy Friday!

8 comments

1 Lindsey { 03.25.11 at 6:59 am }

So exciting! SO happy to hear that it’s such a great fit for you!! :)

2 jenna { 03.25.11 at 8:20 am }

i want that pizza. i bought one last night at trader joe’s and it wasnt very good at all.

3 bryan { 03.25.11 at 3:00 pm }

That is great news. I am surprised we don’t have Trader Joe’s in Austin.

Have you ever been to the Whole Foods flagship on 6th and Lamar when in Austin? That place is intense.

4 k&c's mom { 03.25.11 at 10:54 pm }

Working with kids never gets old and never runs out of laughs. Glad you are loving it!

5 noche { 03.27.11 at 2:50 pm }

I guess your preschool teachers were right when they told me you should be a counselor. How sweet to get paid for what you love to do huh? Welcome to my world.
This much fun with somebody else’s kids…who’d a thought. Maybe a taste of how much fun your own kids will be? I couldn’t resist!

6 Rhonda { 03.28.11 at 1:15 pm }

Congrats Lisa! I am thrilled that you have been given the opportunity to do what you love and to love what you do. God knows what we need and when we need it!

7 stephanie { 03.29.11 at 1:51 pm }

love reconnecting too! and there is nothing wrong with frozen pizza dinners! some weeks it’s that or… cereal? (in our house, at least) :-)

8 Mandy { 04.05.11 at 2:11 pm }

Roasting has saved my life. I roast everything! And the willingness to eat dinner late. We start cooking around 7:45, have a glass of wine and eat at 8:30 or so. But we are big cookers. Brings us all into the kitchen for some quality time. :)

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