I went back to work today, but in a different department on a temporary assignment called a detail. I’m also dealing with my parents going into a nursing home, cleaning out there house so it can be sold, etc. I have been off work for five months and things have not exactly worked out the way I planned.
I should have known that the day would be weird when my friend, who happens to be a cab driver, picked me up and we saw a huge lightning bolt in the sky. It also poured down rain and we saw more lightning bolts on the way in. I was reunited with my co-workers from the other department and saw a guy I used to work with on a different job who now works at the same place on night shift. Things were pretty normal after that since most of today was spent in training. But I felt like it was my first day on the job again since the work is so different. We did a little bit of work in the afternoon. Everyone in our department kind of felt the way I did, but the person training us said it would get easier once we actually started doing the work.
Can I do this? I’ll do the best I can until my ship actually comes in and people start buying my books in droves. Meanwhile, I’ll go to work with my short, dark…& funny friend and try to make sense of this all.