Tuesday, July 1, 2008
First day of school
I seem to be reliving the first-day-of-school jitters tonight.
I'm embarking on a small business venture as a Mary Kay consultant, and I have my first facial "party" tomorrow. I'm freaking out! I feel very unprepared and nervous. I have my new "backpack" filled with all my "school supplies" (all my Mary Kay stuff - ie. cleasners, color cards, foundations, etc. complete with carrying bags that, by the way are pink and black...a favorite color combo of mine!). But I still don't know what to expect.
I remember my first day of high school. I had just moved to the area and was not only new to high school, but to the actual school. I was in the tenth grade and had a fairly (surprisingly) easy first day...until after lunch. I was still learning my schedule, and mapping out in my head the quickest way to my classes from my locker. The bell rang and I thought I was doing all right until I realized that I was actually late to my third period class. No big deal. It was the first day of school...surely they give a little wiggle room on the first day.
I started to quickly make my way down the stairs and halfway down, I went down. (Ouch!) A few straggling staff members saw me and asked if I was okay. I was, with just a bruised tooshie and not to mention a little thing called an ego. I got up, brushed myself off and rushed off to my class. Huffing and puffing, I slipped into my classroom, was promptly pointed out to the entire class and marked late.
This is what makes me nervous on the first day of any new job. I'm a greenie and don't know what I'm doing and I'm afraid of falling on the toosh. I guess the "fake it 'til you make it" mantra is in order here.
Wish me luck!