So I know that what you all really want to know on the first day of my new job is what my new office looks like.
First, though, I have to show you what Jason has done to my WPL office:
I guess he moved in the nanosecond he saw the door shut on my way out last Tuesday. At least he didn’t take down that bulletin board I’ve been moving around since I was a teenager. I thought about taking it down and taking it with me, but I decided that I could live without it.
And now what you’ve all been waiting for, my new office:
Here’s the view from my desk, in which you can see the flowers and cookies and mugs and cards and tote bag that people gave me today:
Not pictured here is the Edible Arrangement Terri sent, as I almost immediately started eating it. Terri knows me well.
Other things you might note about my office are the presence of a window as well as a thermostat of my very own, so now I feel like I have my own climate, which is exactly what I’ve always wanted.
Friends and former coworkers were texting and emailing and Facebooking me good wishes all day, and my new coworkers are all so welcoming and helpful. People have been supporting and celebrating with me through this whole process, and it’s been such a positive and joyful experience. Today could have been overwhelming, but it was fun. I met and talked to my new colleagues and explored the library. I learned about the summer reading program and answered some reference questions. I had cake in the morning and ate lunch outside in the shade.
I have a lot more to learn and do, but I couldn’t have asked for a better start.
I am also starting my days with this song by Daniel Handler, to keep me on task.