I’ve had two potential jobs in the midst. One was an at-home editor for a market research firm. I wanted that job because I knew my anxiety wouldn’t be bad because I’d be working from home. While I was waiting for the next steps on that job though, I got a call from a temp agency saying they had a position for me working in a warehouse for a grocery delivery service. I decided to check it out and did a job shadow for an hour the other day. Afterwards I had to decide if I wanted the job, which I did. My first day was yesterday night into this morning. I work from 10PM to 4AM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I am actually quite happy with this job because I work in a cooler that is around 50 degrees. I absolutely hate heat and think anything higher than 65 degrees is too hot. I also don’t have to work with any customers which is probably the best thing. I would get very anxious before work in the past because I couldn’t handle the thought of dealing with people for 8 hours. I don’t feel this way with the warehouse job.
I made it through my first shift, but because I have been pretty much sedentary for a long time, I was in so much pain from standing for 6 hours. My back hurt so bad and I had to sit down a few times in the last hour because I was shaking from the pain. I hope to build up stamina soon enough though, it’ll just take a bit.
When I got home from work, I was so cold. I only wore a long sleeved blouse and jeans to work and didn’t bring a sweater. I learned the hard way that I probably shouldn’t have done that. I could not get warm no matter what I did. I only have one blanket and it is enough most days, but this morning I was shivering so much I had to search for something else. I ended up finding a Snuggie in the family room that belonged to one of my parents. It was exactly what I needed and I felt so much better. Now that I don’t need it right now, it is sitting in my bed and since Willie absolutely loves fleece, she has been sleeping on it for awhile.