And just like that, it’s Monday again! Whoaaaa. Last week was SO crazy being my first week at my new job, so my weekend was full of a LOT of sleeping. And lounging. And more sleeping. Mostly sleeping.
Just to update you a bit on the job, last Monday was very overwhelming. I sat in orientation all day and there’s only so much new information my brain can take before it feels like it’s going to explode. By the time I got home that night, I was a pile of tears and emotions.
Tuesday was a bit better because I was with my team most of the day. They’re very relaxed where I work and I’m hardly ever checked on, which was strange all week. I went to a few meetings, but mostly I’ve been working on getting to know my “client” and getting HR stuff done.
That night I went to my first Blackhawks game and OHMYGOSH I’m so hooked. I love hockey, but I’ve never really followed professional hockey (just college). It was so much fun!
The rest of the week was just work and trying to relax after work. Oh, and I signed a lease for my new apartment on Thursday! I get the keys on the 21st. I probably won’t be able to move until the weekend after, but I’m excited to have found a place so quickly, even though money has been super tight.
Friday was pretty slow at work. Most people on my team work from home on Fridays (something I hope to get to do after a few weeks or so here). Friday night I went out to dinner with Ben and friends which was a lot of fun. I slept in on Saturday while Ben went to work (seriously, I slept until like 11) and then I met Ben at his gym where I finallllllly let go of my ego and had him put me through a workout. My booty is sorrrrrrre today.
The rest of the afternoon was super chill, which I love. Ben and I watched football, a movie, some Netflix … nothing crazy, but it was really nice after a long, stressful week.
Today (Sunday as I’m writing this) we woke up a little late, and then I headed over to The Vig to meet my friend Amanda for brunch. Amanda and I worked together in Milwaukee years ago at an ad agency and kept in touch for years until she moved to Chicago with her husband a few years ago. I saw here one time while I was visiting and now I’m living here, so we had to catch up!
I had a Bloody Mary & Chicken and Waffles, which was good! The vibe of the place was really cool.
The rest of Sunday was centered around the Packer game (OBVIOUSLY AND YAY THEY WON) and getting ready for the week. Let’s just say … I know I’ve only been in Chicago for a week, but I’m absolutely loving it. It helps that I get to be close to my favorite person, I’m sure. 🙂 But I just feel so alive and excited to try new things! I think this is exactly what I needed.
Okay, enough gushing. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Tell me something that you’re looking forward to in the comments below.