Salaam all, I know it’s been a while. After 8 months of not having a job, I started work again just last week. It’s been interesting. By the time I get home, I only really have a couple of hours to do what I want to do before it’s time to go to sleep and start the whole work day process all over again.
However, while I really treasured my time off after I quit my last job, it’s really nice to get back to work and have a structured schedule to work around. Oh, and paychecks are cool too :)
I started last week, which coincided with a 3 day off-site thing for my department. The first day, we had a scavenger hunt around Jack London square (which was really cool) and the next couple of days were a mix of presentations, free food, and team building activities. I always thought the idea of team building was hokey. I mean, c’mon, y’know? But in reality, not only did the activities we did allowed for more insight about who our coworkers really are, but the activities themselves turned out to be good metaphors for work related issues. And while I got to know my coworkers, I found that it was really easy for me to just be myself and let everyone get to know me.
So work is going well so far. There’s a lot of stuff to learn but it helps that I’m working with some pretty cool people. And I totally don’t mind that I’m working on 3 projects already (seriously folks, the day flies by when you’re busy). In the end, I really am grateful that I was able to find a job in a time of such economic turmoil. I’ll try to make the most of it, InshAllah, and be aware of how lucky I am.
Oh and cousin, if you’re reading this, sorry for the large gaps in between posts.