I did it.
I got up this morning, got ready, made my lunch, ate breakfast, and went to work. I felt like a grown-up the whole time.
JA (Junior Achievement) is great. The people at the Orlando office were wonderful and I hope they are patient with me as I learn the whole JA system. My boss is awesome. She has a spark and energy that keeps everyone going. She and I get along very well and appreciate sassyness from time to time.
Today was mostly a paperwork day. Benefits, taxes, boring adult stuff that's actually really important. I have my 30-day goals: meet people, recruit people, organize an office, things like that. I'll be going with my boss a few times to meet people in the schools. I also tried preparing for the board meeting tomorrow morning. My first official board meeting as an employee, not an intern. I'm a little nervous, but am excited to meet people who are also excited about JA.
This past weekend was just what I needed. My Tampa friend and I hung out on the beach all day on Saturday. The weather was perfect: the sun was warm, the breeze was cool, the water was comfortable. We ate, we sun-bathed, we watched Knocked Up (which just gets funnier every time I watch it). The weekend was rejuvenating, just in time for me to put on my big-girl pants and go to work today.
I have much to do this week to get things organized at my office. I have a couple of yoga classes to attend, which are my new favorite thing. I'll be trying to prepare for my trip home on Friday! I can hardly wait to see my sister, my mom, and go to Harry's for a Corona with Dad. If I can find/purchase a new camera cord, I'll post non-incriminating pictures when I get back. :)