Adjusting to Another New Schedule

As many of you know, my life has been consistently changing recently. Things have ended, things have started, I have more of a social life, and a many more things have happened. And with all those changes comes adjustments.

Well this week was my first full week at my new job and oh boy, has there been a lot of adjusting for me to do! For starters, I work Monday through Friday from 7am until 3:30pm. I get two on the clock 15 minute breaks and one half hour lunch break. In order to get to work on time, I have to be up at 5:30am so I can be ready to leave by 6am. The reason for this is my job is about a half hour away from where I live and because I don’t drive, my boyfriend has to drive me to work and he starts at 7am at his job as well. For anyone who knows me well, I’m not a morning person. It’s easier for me to fall asleep at 5:30am than it is for me to wake up at 5:30am! But somehow I managed to do it all this week, so I guess that’s something to be proud of.

But with waking up at 5:30am, then working hard for 8 hours, comes something that really sucks- I’m tired the rest of the day and want to sleep anywhere between 9pm and 10pm. As a former night owl- which it pains me greatly to say that- I’m not used to this at all! And truthfully, I hate being so tired when I get home because I feel like it’s depriving me of quality time with my boyfriend or from doing things that matter to me. True I get the weekends off to spend time with him and do other things, but it still sucks.

Am I always going to be this exhausted after work? Or will the day come when I won’t be so exhausted after work and will be able to things? I hope so because being tired all the time is no fun. And before anyone makes the remark of “It’s called being an adult”, I know what it’s like to work hard and work 8 hours a day or longer. I’ve just never had a job that required me to work 5 days in a row at 7am in the morning because no place I’ve worked has ever been open that early. So I know what it is to be tired after work, but this is a new level of tired I’ve never experienced before, so please don’t dig into me for expressing how I feel.

Anyway, that’s my update for the week. Hope everyone has a restful and good week!

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