Friday

This week went by slow, and now the weekend is finally here! I do have a few plans but also want to get my lazy time in!

I’ve been missing the gym and Body Combat, but I did have the chance to go to a couple of impromptu classes and had a great time. I don’t know when the gym will reopen, or when group classes will be available regularly, but I made a decision to try something out. If doors have closed, open a new one. I won’t share yet until I decide if I’m sticking with it.

I want to play Chrono Trigger this weekend but let’s see if I am productive enough to allow myself to piss the rest of my time away.

One week.

So it’s official, I start my new job in one week from today. On Monday. My last day at my current job is this Thursday. I’m ready for it, but I believe I will feel a little sad when the day comes. I’ve been there for so long, I suppose it’s only natural. One of my managers asked me if I would still be interested in doing some side work for them. I’m not opposed to it so she’s keeping me on their payroll.

As for the new job, I passed my background check and my drug test, got the official paperwork signed, and now I start on Monday. Little by little, I have been buying cheap pieces of clothing from the thrift store to somehow create a business casual wardrobe. My favorite outfits to wear are black tank tops and leggings, or maybe a band T-shirt made into a tank top. but I definitely don’t wear a lot of different colors and dress professional. But this time I’m going to, I’m going to fit in with the professional office people. I don’t want them to know anything about my life outside of work. Over the years I found out it’s best that to just stay incognito. Especially if I happen to be working around gossipy nosy people. I hate that. But yes, I’ll definitely be working more on this office wardrobe thing.

One of my favorite people at work, the lady I work in accounting with, bought me this purse as a gift since I’m leaving. It’s definitely not my style and the print is kind of tacky, but I’m definitely going to use it at my new job to go along with my weird style office clothes that’s not anything I’d normally wear.

Between my last day of work in my first day of work, there’s an entire weekend. We are driving to Utah! There’s a roller coaster park over there that is open and practicing social distancing and wearing masks and such. There’s a campground instead of a hotel so we are going to drive over there and have a time. We’re heading back home on Sunday and that’s going to be a very long drive. I hope I get enough sleep before Monday morning because I don’t want to go to work tired.

New car

I got a new car last week. Well it isn’t brand new, but it’s new to me. It’s a 2018 Nissan! And this will be my third blue car! It has a new car smell that I love. It used to be a rental car, and I found out Hertz rental car is selling a bunch of their stock for pretty cheap because business is so bad.

I liked my old car but it’s getting old enough to where I can’t count on it to last long-term. I’ve already had to take it to the shop a few times. It doesn’t run bad, but it was just time to invest in something new that I could count on for years to come. The mileage is low and the price was right. Plus I figured it was best to go get another car before I switch jobs and become a new employee somewhere else.

Speaking of new employee, I got my fingerprints on the third of this month and they said it would take about two weeks to get the background check done. So I have been checking my email for an official offer for the position. I am excited and anxious.

Right now I need to focus on selling my old car. I need to clean it out, and I have never sold a car before, so that might be a little bit complicating.

Fingerprints

I went and got my fingerprints taken today and this will start the process for the background check I need to get the new job. The lady said it should take about two weeks. I guess I’m a supposed to wait until they are done and they will email me to let me know what the next step will be.

So far this year, there’s a few goals I have either accomplished or am in the process of accomplishing for myself, and there are still more goals I want to complete before the end of the year. One of them is get some tattoos removed. I have some pretty old visible tattoos on my ankles and wrists, and I’ve decided they need to go. I have some faint ones on my left hand that have already been through a laser treatment session years ago. I suppose one more session would get rid of those. Not only do those tattoos represent a past life I’m not a part of, but I want the option to look more professional and be able to hide tattoos if I want. Freeing up my ankles and wrists give me some more clothing options.

Speaking of clothing, I need to buy some “business casual” clothes. And I have no business casual style at all. All my previous casino jobs required uniforms, and the job I’ve worked at for the last 13+ years allows me to wear a t-shirt and leggings. So I’m going to have to wear business casual clothes and I am not used to that at all. I normally wear leggings and tank tops. And all the thrift stores near me are still closed due to Coronavirus! Damn.

Phone Call

It reached 104 degrees today. I am grateful for good air conditioning at work. Time went by slowly at work today, but I stayed busy and had a good day. I was in good spirits.

Shortly after I got home, I relaxed on the bed with my cat, and I got a call. I got offered the job! Wow! The guy seemed really nice, he said he will be emailing me a form that I have to fill out and return to him. he said next I would have to pass a background check and then we could discuss my start date.

I feel excited, anxious, nervous, but I also feel sad. It’s going to feel weird to leave my job after 13 1/2 years. I’ve been through a lot there, and that place is quirky as hell, but I’ve been comfortable there and I’ve grown to know the people who have been there for a long time like me. I know I have offered that place my best, and now it’s time for me to offer my best elsewhere. I hope this new job will give back everything I put into it.