May was a pretty exciting month for me. I started a full-time job as a technical writer, which is quite a bit different from what I had been doing. And going from teaching a few classes a week to working 40 hours a week has pretty much wrecked my routine, but after a month, I think I’ve settled into a new one.
The beginning of the month was especially rough, as I wasn’t yet comfortable driving to work (stick-shifts are rough!), we weren’t sure exactly when we would get our second car, and we still had to get the insurances all worked out. So, I took the train, which takes twice to three-times as long as driving. I was looking at a total of three hours on public transportation a day, which is doable, but not enjoyable. In my naivete, I had hoped to work on blogging during that time, but I had to change trains and buses multiple times during the trip, rarely staying on the same one for more than half an hour. I did play a lot of Trivia Crack, though.
We did get the car stuff worked out about halfway through, though. The shorter commute has really helped to get my life back on track, but I’m still exhausted when I get home – and then I can’t sleep because I’ve had five cups of coffee to keep me going. It’s a bad cycle.
But as I get used to the route, and the job, things are getting better. Mr. Faultier helps out a lot with his general life organizational skills. And the security of a steady job that I enjoy has helped to settle a lot of my worries and stress. That stress may come back when I’m no longer new and being offered help left and right, but for now it’s nice.
I’ve got makeup and skincare products I want to review, as well as what I think are clever observations on life in Germany I wish to share, so we will hopefully return to your regularly scheduled program soon.
In the meantime, here are some poorly designed shirts: