It seems fitting to start up again with Stream of Consciousness Sunday, especially since I’m back at my part time gig. I *had* plans to not be here anymore but I will fully admit that I did nothing to prepare for actually not being here. I really imagined that I would have Sundays free to mess about, hang with family, not hang with family and not have to be doing something on Sundays.
Since I am here, let me let you all know that it is not quite so bad. So far the students have been trickling into the library, quiet and polite. I no longer have that fear of the the library; jumping at my shadow or the mysterious bumps that ring overhead. I recognize some of the returning students and they recognize me, stopping by the desk for a quick chat before heading to a table and computer to get things done. It’s not so bad; the renovations on campus make for more spacious parking and so far I have had smooth rides to work.
I should have taken the summer to prepare for the time when working two jobs will not be necessary but for now it has not been the drag that last year felt like. Perhaps I altered my expectations. I used to drive here with such a sense of doom that of course my shift would be long and painful. Now I arrive prepared for anything and so far it’s been positive. The coffee maker and the large bottle of water has helped as has magazines and a renewed sense of purpose.
It’s a good time for leaf watching and I do that when it gets to be too much sitting at the desk just waiting for the next question.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (get it from Jan’s site).
- Link up your post on Jana’s website