As most of you know, I just started work this past week. It's a software engineering profile with a communications company. Before grad school, I had already worked two years, so industry is not a new experience for me. Still, any new job is always a new thing, and means a lot of learning during the first few weeks. And that's how my last week looked like.
After two years of a carefree lifestyle (I could take days off when I wished, deadlines weren't rigid), I'm now trying to mold my lifestyle into a more disciplined one. I was already used to a routine, but this new routine means sleeping even early (trying to get used to this), waking up even early (struggling with this too), and coming home to do anything but work (this I could get used to). I love the coming home part. It still feels too good to be true that I'm home and can watch a movie or read a book without worrying about deadlines (yet). That said, I loved my first week back at work. I haven't yet got into any rigorous work, but that's only a matter of time. It was fun learning new stuff, having my own cubicle and meeting new people professionally.
Although it was an easy week work-wise, I was still very tired each day after reaching home. I'm putting that up as a case of first-work-week syndrome. The dreaded syndrome didn't even let me have an hour of peaceful reading. Of course, the best part of coming home is my daily relaxing cup of tea, without which I surely can't unknot.
I did a little reading yesterday and hope to keep the rhythm going. Meanwhile, I'm still catching up on the blogs on my reader, but the end looks to be in sight. I also have some plans for my blog, that I'm thinking of - just waiting for a few nuts and bolts to tighten. And hey, Fall's here - what TV show are you most looking forward to? (My answers - Glee and Vampire Diaries!)