Auto-correct kept on changing “hump” to “jump.” I never learned who or when this name came about, but honestly, it’s quite ridiculous.
Yesterday I was very good in not spending money. My only purchase was at Au Bon Pain for an iced peach tea ($2.17). I made an awesome turkey sandwich for dinner. I also made one for Sunny on a hero with turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and avocado. This was supposed to be his lunch for today but he ate half of it when he got home. I felt bad that he wouldn’t have anything to eat at home so I left him my lunch (rice and chicken stew) and brought a bagel and yogurt for me.
I’m en route to work at the moment. People warned me about not getting too comfortable at my job with the pay and benefits, otherwise I’d probably never advance in my educational career. Good thing I like to be stimulated because this 9-5 thing is not quite for me. I feel very fortunate to have landed this job & will forever be grateful to everyone. During the time I was in school, they were very understanding of my schedule and dual responsibilities. However, making copies and binding isn’t something I want to do forever. I don’t know what my co-workers make but I don’t think my salary makes up for the amount of work that is thrown at me. I can’t imagine that a legal assistant makes much during a lifetime anyway, but it’s just office politics I’m not happy with. I literally get work from all PI attorneys (seven) even though some attorneys have their own assistant. I also attend IME’s, go to court, deal with 80% of the Spanish-speaking clients and other things the rest of the staff doesn’t do. It becomes overwhelming sometimes but I’m working on not stressing because I’ve come to learn who takes their work seriously and who doesn’t. Anyway, this whole experience has pushed me to be proactive about my future and that’s what’s keeping me motivated.
I’ve had a shit commute today. Honestly, it’s taken me over an hour. It never takes this long! I’m a stop away, but come on. I should’ve left earlier, this is true, but I didn’t have my outfit ready because I needed to look through about half a dozen bags and boxes. I hope our laundry closes late because I have a lot of washing to do. I also woke up late. Sunny got to bed at 5:30 and my alarm was set for 6:00 so obviously my body wasn’t happy with five hours of sleep after yoga, salsa class and running around all day. I didn’t get out of bed until 7:00 even though my alarm kept going off every fifteen minutes. Oh well. I’m here. I need to make time up from yesterday so I probably won’t take a lunch hour today. Hmph.