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New Year, New Job, Same old Me

Lately my life has been a pretty big roller coaster ride.  This week alone has been 'booked' (literally) from 3pm on Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening when I arrive in Pennsylvania at my folks.  I'm excited to be going home for Christmas and seeing this crazy gang of folks.

Although, I'm even a little overwhelmed by the amount of work that still needs doing between now and then.  This includes packing (and laundry beforehand), cookie making (well, part 3 of 3 tonight), reading the book for book club on Friday, an Ornament & Cookie Exchange (which earlier cookies are for), and of course work and sleep (although too much work & not enough sleep).

I've been in the new position now for 13 days and feel like I am settling in quite nicely.  Most people have been extra-ordinarily accepting of me in this position - and those that weren't so much, I'm not taken aback and can manage.  I was speaking with someone on staff who was speaking with a parishioner who asked how all of these changes were decided and if they were voluntary or not.  I think some might have issue with the fact that I am so young (27 and to be in charge of all this) and maybe that I'm not quite qualified.

However, I say that the job is mostly a fire-fighted / problem solver.  And all you need is a head of common sense to solve most of these as they come along.  No two days have been the same and the variety of tasks is really astonishing.

I really like it though - none of that was even the tiniest bit of a complaint.  I really thrive and enjoy the variety of projects and jobs that come to my desk.  It's 'right up my alley' like MG said the other night.  

Off to make pizza for middle school kids then finish the cookies for the exchange before collapsing into my bed (hopefully before 11).

Oh - and my New Year's Resolution, to actually blog.  I have tons of ideas all throughout the week that I want to write about, so I will make it a point to write my thoughts, if anyone cares to read and peruse, I'm happy to have followers!


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