If we were having coffee, we’d be cross-legged on the carpet wearing sweatshirts, sweaters, or flannels–take your pick! The past few days have been rainy and cool. It’s a welcome relief from the usual August heat and humidity. Summers in Minnesota are so short. I feel like I should be soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the chance to wear shorts. Really, though, all I want is fall to come. I’m ready for flannels, sweaters, leggings, scarves, and boots again. I’m ready for crisp mornings and the smell of falling leaves.
In the meantime, the cool mornings have helped me be really productive. I’ve been able to complete several of the small, around-the-house tasks I’ve been putting off for weeks.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my first week at the new job went very well! I feel like I hit the jackpot of first real-adult jobs. My supervisor has been taking very good care of me. For training, I had a couple days with staff at the headquarters of the library system where I learned all about policies, procedures, circulation software, technology, kids programming, etc. The other days, I visited other libraries in the system. Some were big, some were small. It was a great chance to see how things were done in different places and get practice. I really appreciated getting the chance to meet other librarians and learn from them. Everyone I have meet so far has been so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Even though the library where I will work is very small, I am not alone. Help is always a call away and the list of people willing to offer assistance is quite long.
My employers have been great at easing me into being a librarian. Even though training week is officially done, my training wheels are still on. My assistant (who normally works only nine hours a week), will be at the library with me all this week to help me learn the rhythm of things.
To top it all off, I’ve been really enjoying my new work. I have yet to feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed–which is impressive because I’ve had a LOT of information dumped on me over the past week. I know that hard days will come, but for now, I’m really thankful things are going smoothly.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that apple season is coming! My family owns an apple orchard, you see, and fall is the busiest time of the year. We’ve already started cleaning things and inventory for the store comes in the mail every day. Since I have my own job now, I am not super involved with all the work. But I will be helping out here and there when I have time.
It’s time to turn things over to you–how has your week been? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster