I started my “new” job yesterday.
It was actually pretty exciting. I had minor palpitations while changing my email signature. I feel immense responsibility, which is stressful, but also a refreshing authority to do certain things more in my style (examples: booking things far ahead of time; saving templates for future efficiency; keeping track of things like evals in a comprehensive spreadsheet in one place).
I am still just under half clinical (0.4FTE) though. And I start a week of call today to remind me of that! I honestly think this is a beautiful balance for me.
Q3 as I have defined it officially begins tomorrow. I’m pumped.
Some notes & links:
1- Lagliv is back!! After a 7 week hiatus. So happy she returned.
2- The Frugal Girl‘s monthly challenges have been fun and inspiring to read about this year! This month she did a photo a day. Her post makes me want a DSLR (as handy as phone photos are, her pictures look fantastic).
3- Our second Superficial Things episode is up today. I’m mildly embarrassed about admitting to the world that I would consider Botox but . . . well, it is what it is.
4- I am 40% through Daisy Jones and the Six – thank you for the rec!! I am so torn because I yearn for paper books — there’s something just so lovely and tactile about fresh pages. But I am finding the phone to be so much more convenient, and I’ve read the past few on the kindle app.
I still use paper books for nonfiction, for the most part, because I like to take notes. I don’t want books to go the way of CDs though (and I miss those too even though I love and have embraced Spotify).
5- Something about summer is sparking the decluttering urge and I think I am going to do a mini-konmari. I also want to get a better toy rotation system going because when all of them are out it just creates a jumbled mess and zero interest. I am following @neverhomemaker on Instagram (have read her blog for probably a decade!) and find her decluttering tactics (and realism!) inspiring.