Next Friday is the official start date of my new job. I get a new office with a window and new duties abound.
While I’m looking forward to it, I’m also a realist and know that it’s not going to be an easy or clean switch. The college is notorious for taking its time to hire new staff so there’s a possibility it’ll be summer before someone is hired to replace me. Hoping that isn’t the case but we’ll see. In the meantime, I’ll be doing half-days at the old job and half days at the new one. So there’s a lot of hard work yet ahead.
That said, just the mere prospect has alleviated some of the stress that has been bearing down on me. The thought of writing has once again crept into my mind. If you glance over to the right, you’ll see a progress bar. As I type this, it’s at 17%. Except that to drop to zero in the next couple of days. One of the few benefits of being pulled away from writing these past 5-6 months is that I’ve gotten detached from the story. I was able to identify a bunch of flaws and I think I’ve got some fixes. So I decided to start over with a new draft and see what comes of it.
Hard work ahead? Yes. But it’s kinda nice to be eager once again.