Back to Work

In the spirit of so very many good things happening to Team Stimey ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME ending in happy and overwhelm and more happy and then some anxiety and then a little more happy followed by a big sigh and a substantial amount of sitting on my couch trying to not do anything at all, I have one more piece of news for you.

I have a new job!

It’s not just any job either. I get to be the office manager for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. I am so happy about it. I feel so proud to be able to play a role in supporting this fantastic organization and its cause.

Happily, it is a part time  position that will fit my schedule perfectly and should (hopefully) have almost zero effect on my kids while they are in school, which is fortunate, as Quinn is ADAMANTLY against my working.

I imagine, however, once they hear that they get babysitters over the summer, they’ll be thrilled because they like other people way more than they like me. The will especially like the awesome babysitters I have lined up. (And thank god that is taken care of. Talk about overwhelm. Finding child care was at the top of my list of stressors.)

I start my job Monday. (Maybe at the very time you’re reading this!) It has been a long time since I have worked in an office so I am awash in my attendant anxiety about topics ranging from my new commute to bursting out with something inappropriate upon my arrival at work to one of my kids barfing at school and calling me immediately upon my arrival in DC. Wish me luck, okay?

31 thoughts on “Back to Work

  1. I wish you luck and great happiness from taking on this newest challenge.

    • Can you imagine? I’m guessing that I’m not the only person in that office who might have a problem with hose and heels. :)

  2. Congrats! Is your office downtown? If so, maybe we can get lunch one day. That will make my loss of the best commute ever just a little bit more tolerable!!

    • It *is* downtown! Right now I’m rushing to and from work to get there and back during school hours, but hopefully we’ll be able to find a way to do lunch soon. Because even though I don’t think it will make up for the loss of the 6-minute commute, it would at least make *me* happy. :)

  3. Congratulations! I’m sure your children will wait until at least the 2nd of 3rd day before they barf at school. Have an awesome first day!

  4. Yay! Congratulations! Working part time, for a cause you support, sounds great.
    And I bet your coworkers will be nice. :)

  5. Congratulations! we’re so happy for you-and I’m sending Abby over to give Quinn some lessons in feminism.

  6. Congrats, it sounds like such an awesome situation! I hope you absolutely love it. Childcare arrangements are the worst; glad you got summer all figured out, though I will miss your Camp Stimey posts. Perhaps you could have your babysitters guest blog? ;)

    • Yeah, that childcare thing was my biggest stress about the whole thing. I feel so lucky to have found a couple of great sitters. And fortunately I only work part time, so I’ll still have time to run some Camp Stimey. Just for you! :)

  7. Wow!!! Congratulations!!! This sounds perfect and I am sending all my good thoughts for a great first day, first week, etc! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  8. Happy First Day of Work!

    Congratulations on the new job. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you don’t get any calls to get your kids for at least two weeks.

  9. I will gladly abandon this adulthood thing I am pretending to do to be a Camp Stimey counselor this summer.

    • See, the great thing is that you already have experience as a Camp Stimey counselor, so you’d have seniority. Over…yourself?

  10. That’s the perfect job! Woot! (I’m so far behind on my blog reading. But I couldn’t NOT say mazel tov to you!)

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