As much as I would like to write a brilliant review of this new chapter in my life, I am kind of brain dead at the moment. After almost of a year of being able to avoid regularly getting up before 8 am, today I woke up at 6 am, had a 1.75 hour commute, a full day's work, a stop off to sign my lease (I have an apartment!) and then another 2 hour commute home. By 9pm, I still had not had a proper dinner or really a minute of down time. However, it is a good feeling of exhaustion, one that is the fruit of being productive.
As for the day itself, it was kind of the usual combination of swimming in new passwords, legal papers and tax forms, badge and security applications, mail box (voice and mail) set-ups and searching for relevant things like past emails, old project files, working pens and coffee.
I got lost in the maze that is the Ronald Reagan building, but enjoyed a nice lunch with my supervisor and new co-worker.
All in all, I am excited to be on this path.
photo borrowed from: http://www.presidentsrus.com