Sunday, February 26, 2012
Good News Everyone!
The problem with not having blogged for three weeks (almost!) is that by the time I do, it's too hard to choose a picture of so many and frustrating t0 know where to begin. This picture is my favourite. So we'll start here, we took it today.
So much has happened this month and today it's all accumulated and turned me into a ball of nerves but in a good way, inspired, productive and so very ready to go. It's all as though tonight is New Year's Eve and I'm full of resolutions.
So I'll cut to the chase. Tomorrow I'm going back to work, part-time. I got the job I've been pining for as library assistant at the McCormick Branch here in Waterloo. I'll be training at the main branch for three days this week and then start my first shift at McC on Friday. I'm looking forward to getting up early tomorrow morning and dressing for work (I had to go shopping which always seems better when planning than actually doing). I am excited for the adrenaline I know I'll feel when I'm meeting people and learning how to work the computers and all of the things that will happen. Scott made me promise I would write here that I've been practicing, I've been trying to talk to people in stores. I love that nervous rush, as frustrating as it can be sometimes for me to get over, I am growing to accept it and recognize it as feeling alive.
Which takes us back to last night when Scott and I attended the launch party for my friend Carrie Snyder's new book 'The Juliet Stories'. It was a great night, seeing friends, forcing myself (ourselves :) to be social and filling up with the feeling again that there is so much more out there and that being a part of a group such as this, one that celebrates amazing literature along with writing it themselves, is where I belong. And I know that once the newness of the job dies down a little, I'm going the relish my days off and these will be writing days. The thought of five days to myself with only writing would be too much for me right now, I need pressure and not so much freedom.
So tonight I'll lay out my clothes for work, set the alarm a half hour early, and lie in bed dreaming of what's to come and of all the wonderful books I can't wait to recommend!