So, I’ve discovered my coping mechanism for stress. It’s sleep. I start a new job tomorrow, and I didn’t realize how nervous I was for it until I noticed the only way my body wanted to cope with the anticipation, was by completely shutting down and sleeping the day away. Oh. And shopping. I bought a bunch of new work clothes this evening. Not because I wanted to, but because it was “recommended” to me to “update” my wardrobe because, and I’m paraphrasing here, I dress like a “hobo” to work. So, watch as I turn into a beautiful consumerist butterfly over my next paycheques and have my brain-thoughts replaced by notions of whether or not my shoes match my jacket and/or belt and/or underwear and/or contact lenses and/or tampons. I don’t know. That’s how fashion-savvy people think, right?
Anyway, yes…a new job, I say! Tomorrow, I go against my 2010-implemented ban on government work and return to work full time at the CBC. (Holy crap, I’m so excited.) I wanna say technically, it doesn’t count as “the government” – because it’s only mostly funded by the government, but whatever right? I’m not gonna have any trouble sleeping at night. In fact, I think my dreams might improve some, especially if I can gaze upon George or Jian in the elevator at some point.
That being said, I feel like I’ve fallen off the map ever since I found out I’d be leaving the last place where I worked. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe because I found it quite tiring. I hope this new job won’t be so draining. At least I won’t be driving to Richmond Hill every day anymore! HOORAAAAAAAAH! It seems like this week, I’ve started to come out of hibernation a bit; what with this new job, and a few activities planned for the week’s evenings.
For example, I went to see the preview of the new Second City main stage show last night with a few of my Conservatory classmates. The show was really good. I’m not going to say anything about it because it’s not completely finished yet- still some tweeking to do here and there but, it’s looking pretty darn good. Had me lol’ing. It’s so weird not to be working there anymore. I miss all the people I worked with at the main stage so much, because they were such an awesome bunch – friendly, talented, hardworking, interesting, and just like, really nice people. You don’t get that in every work environment, so I was really glad to have been able to experience it there.
Speaking of cool people, tomorrow night, I’m off to see Andy Kindler at Comedy Bar. I won free tickets by listening in to Mark Andrada’s radio station Way Too Early, which is an awesome show to tune into every morning (and I worry because I don’t know if I’ll be allowed to listen to anything except the CBC once I start working there…) But anyway. Super excited for that. I got to see him last year and laughed my balls off, so I’m looking forward to doing that again. (The balls have grown back and are ready to be laughed off once again. Isn’t science wonderful?)
Then Friday, I acquired tickets to see a live taping of the Rick Mercer Report thanks to my good pal Morgan Winn who unfortunately (for her) couldn’t come to the show but fortunately (for me) I get to spend an extra 4 hours at work to check out the show!
Hopefully this is the last big snowfall we have here in Toronto, because I’m getting antsy to go out more; to write more, to perform more, to not have to wear winter jackets and to feel free to move around.
Anybody else feel that way?
Beat it already, winter!