Written by: Alex Shellhammer
Well, let’s just say it has been an interesting couple of days. I flew to Florida for a few days on a long weekend vacation to get away from Buckeyeland. I could not have asked for better weather but had a little anxiety about coming to Cardinal.
The first thing I did wrong: not re-apply sunscreen. “I do not burn.” Yeah, right. My chest is currently the color of a lobster. I woke up on Monday morning with heat radiating from my shoulders that I could feel on my face. Aloe is my new best friend.
The second thing I did wrong: book a flight that was delayed. Not that it was delayed long or that it was anyone’s fault, however I did not end up getting home to my apartment until about 12:45am. Talk about being tired on your first day!
There were other things I did wrong that just show that either I was nervous or am just naturally a klutz. Some things to keep in mind for your first week:
I’m not sure why all of these happened but if they hadn’t, I would not have been able to laugh all day. Things go wrong and while I take full responsibility for all of these things, my first day would not have been the same without them. Today just was not the best day when it came to odd things happening.
But I have my own cubicle with my name on it, my own computer and phone, my own Microsoft Outlook account, and my own boss who I get to report to. I really can’t complain and I am fully ready to dive in!