Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Today was my first day of work in Ireland and I LOVED IT! After many, many weeks worth of feeling off keel and at the mercy of forces beyond my control (i.e., packing up my house, work permit getting delayed and so extra weeks of no income, daddy having a heart attack, moving to a new country, staying in temporary housing/B&B, being without a car, not knowing anyone here in Cork yet, etc.), it was bliss to finally be back in a setting where I felt like I actually knew what I was doing. This may be a new job with new coworkers and responsibilities (plus the lack of an assigned office for a few weeks till we move to our permanent location), and I'll certainly end up spending awhile getting oriented to the way the mental health system works here, much less just getting my head around the multitude of ways Ireland differs from what I'm used to, but it was soooo nice to finally feel like a professional again rather than just an overwhelmed supplicant.

Next steps on the road to normalcy - getting an apartment and a car.


Anonymous said...

LOL - Remember to say "orientated"! ;)

Sirmelja said...

I know! I've already gotten caught by all the extra "u's" I have to remember to keep inserting. I feel I've gotten the short end of the stick though - I remember getting points taken off of my spelling homework when I first moved to the U.S. from Jamaica for doing just the opposite!

BTW - nobody told me that I'd have to relearn the computer keyboard! QWERTY and the rest of the letters stays the same, but several of the extra symbols are in the wrong place. What's up with that?